This post is going to kill me. Or make me pull out ALL of my hair. I have now almost completely finished twice, and lost it… twice. So here I am, starting over again.
Last week when I posted about my exciting news with training for a 10K, I was keeping another little piece of information from you. We are moving back to North Carolina!
I don’t know if I ever mentioned before that we used to live in Raleigh. Well, actually, Garner. We lived there for about three years from 2009 to 2012 before moving to Madison. A new and fantastic job for Ryan in Charlotte will be bringing us back to the Carolinas!
Being a midwest girl who loves her home state, I never thought I would want to move back south. The heat always got to me so I wasn’t disappointed when we moved back to the midwest three years ago. Although I am a little bummed that we are leaving right as the best time of year starts here in The Mitten, I am so excited to be starting this new chapter. I am so happy to be taking this step and laying some roots as a family.
This kind of leads me to my next piece of exciting news. I will be running for the real Lt. Dans in the inaugural Run Forrest Run 5/10K at Notre Dame.
My cousin Lori, who has also become an avid runner in the past year, sent me a link this race and asked me if I would like to run it with her as my “farewell run” before I move. I didn’t even hesitate to say yes since it is for a very awesome cause! It is a charity 5/10K run that supports the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program and wounded hero USMC Sgt. Michael Frazier. I think Gary Sinise is a pretty rad dude and he has done some amazing work with the Wounded Warrior Project and with his own foundation.
She gave me the option of either the 5K or the 10K. While I would LOVE to be able to do the 10K for this race, I am just not ready for one. We chose the 5K since I know I can knock that out easily. Ok, probably not easily but I can do it! ;)
She also told me that the attire was red, white, and blue and I knew that wouldn’t be too much of a problem. I already have my blue capris and my NY Giants shorts (that are red, white, and blue) if it is warm enough. But that is unlikely. All I needed was a shirt. While I was out this morning it dawned on me that my veteran husband has a bunch of 82nd shirts that would be perfect! Too bad none of them are here with me. I emailed Ryan saying that I wished I had one of his shirts to wear and after some discussion he convinced me to order one. I am pretty pumped about the one I went with.
The smallest size they had was a medium and it has got to be a men’s medium so I am sure I will be swimming in it, but I love it. I a little bit wish I had more red in my outfit, like red pants/shorts instead of blue, but I will survive. Can you tell I am just a tad pumped for this?
So while we are talking about Charlotte and races… I am also registered for my first Color Run of the year! I am also pretty excited about the Shine Tour this year. As soon as we knew that we would be moving to Charlotte, and had a good idea of when we would be there, I went ahead and registered. And can I just say that I am stoked that there will be night races this year? There will be an additional night race sometime this year in Charlotte. Needless to say I signed up for the email on that!
Oh my gosh, I am so happy that I am so excited about my upcoming runs! What are YOUR favorite kinds of races?