It seems like only a few weeks ago that I finished my first 1/2 marathon (ok, maybe that’s because it really only was a few weeks ago). And I previously talked about the fact that I’ll be running the Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon in Las Vegas in December (also known as the #mizboorun on Twitter).
Well, I went and did it again – I signed up for another 1/2 marathon at the end of October.
But really, how could I not sign up for a race that looks as awesome as this?
The idea of a zombie-themed 1/2 marathon was just too good for me to pass up! Plus, I figure it will be a good way for me to make sure that I keep up with my training so I can really rock it out of the park in Vegas!
One thing that’s interesting to note about the difference between the Vegas race and this one, is that the registration for Vegas was $145, and the registration for the zombie race – $25. That’s just how we roll in Alaska 🙂
Even after running just one 1/2 marathon, I can already tell that I really like running that distance for a race. I know that a full marathon is definitely in my future, but that’s a much more difficult and time consuming race to train for, especially while trying to balance family life. For a while I thought very seriously about running the full marathon in Vegas, but ultimately decided against it. Primarily because I’m not sure how well training is going to go for me during the winter up here. Running outside is simply not an option most of the winter. We do have a treadmill at home, but I have my doubts about how well that really approximates running outside, and how well I would be able to run a race where my training was done almost entirely indoors on a treadmill.
Instead, I’ve set my sights on a full marathon here in Anchorage next June. For the time being, I’ll enjoy being a 1/2 marathon maniac!
Now I just have to come up with a good costume 🙂