Yesterday I failed at the early morning attempt to wake up and run, so last night, I ran 3 miles. It was hot, but otherwise uneventful. This morning was also a fail in the getting up department, so it looks like another evening run is in store for me tonight.
In other news, I've been contemplating a race calendar to fill out the end of 2009. I haven't raced a single race in this year so far, and I want to do something before the year is out. Of course, the problem this time of year is the plethora of races and my desire to do them all! So, I have selected two firm choices and one maybe. They are:
Key Biscayne Lighthouse 10K Saturday, November 14th
I've always wanted to do this 10K in part because it's one of the few 10Ks that's offered in the entire year that's close by. (The 10K seems to be an endangered species among road races.) This is also supposed to be a scenic run since the course is set within the Key Biscayne State Park.
Tamarac Turkey Trot 5K Thursday, November 26th
This is my favorite race of the year, mostly because the course goes right by my house, so I just have to walk out my door and down the block and I'm at the start line. It doesn't get any more convenient than that! Plus, everyone loves a turkey trot, don't they? There's no better feeling on Thanksgiving day when you're shoveling in your 4th serving of pumpkin pie and thinking it's okay because you ran a race that morning. (Never mind that a 5K will only burn about 300 calories!)
Weston Rotary Half Marathon Sunday, December 13th
This is my "maybe" race. I'm not sure if I can ready myself for an HM in 8 weeks, but this race has lots of advantages: the chance to run something longish before the year is out, it's cheap, it's close, and I am familiar with the course. My plan right now is to train toward it and hold off on registration until I complete a few longer distance runs. It's a small race so it won't fill up and even late registration is inexpensive.
So, that's my plan for the end of 2009, but I'm also looking ahead to the early months of 2010 as well since January, February and March are also chock full of races here in FL, and I think my plans will certainly include the Miami HM and the A1A HM, but beyond that, I haven't decided.