This is the only way I am running fast this weekend.So what do you do? Previously when my fitness hasn't been optimal, I've fun run races with friends of a different pace, treated races as long runs with lots of people cheering me on, and worn plenty of flair. But sometimes you just need a new way to mix it up and enjoy the day. A few years ago I decided to PR the number of high-fives I gave during the Peachtree Road Race and I ended up somewhere in the 60s. It was a lot of fun and produced a lot of smiles among the little fans.
Who wouldn't want a high-five from this crazy nut?Sunday looks to be one of those days. With a foot that is still improving, some iffy fitness because of time off due to said foot, and a hilly course, speed is not on the menu. But that doesn't mean I'm just going to take it easy. I'm always up for a challenge and adventure, so I'm looking for a new way to experience a course that I've already raced 3 times. Seeing as I can't juggle or knit, both of those are off the list. Given that we are only a few days from race day, any costume ideas need to be pretty simple. And seeing how I already mastered eating donuts while running, I won't be doing that either.
So this is how I spent my week while waiting for my foot to heal (I'm not good at being inactive). Plotting, dreaming, and scheming up ideas for race day. So yes, there is a good chance I will be trying something new (again) on race day for half #20 and I am open to suggestions!
It was hilarious. Note: Need to practice selfie skills.Do you find other ways to challenge yourself on race day? What creative ways have you heard of people having fun on race day?