I was inducted into the Half Fanatics back on May 21, 2011. If you're not familiar with HF, it's a couple thousand runners who are in love with the 13.1 distance. It's an online community for support and race planning... and fun people to meet when traveling around at races. We all have a number; I'm Fanatic #1092. Through time, you advance "moons" based on how fanatical you get... I'm currently on moon #4 Jupiter, that I earned by doing my first back-to-back in March (2 half marathons in 2 days). I just realized that in October, I'll move to Mars by completing 3 half marathons in 3 separate states in 10 days. Well, when put that way, it does sound kind of fanatical.
Oct 12 - Hartford Half Marathon (CT)
Oct 13 - Newport Half Marathon (RI)
Oct 20 - Komen Promise Run Half Marathon (IL)
Earlier this week, Kim and I were discussing 2014 race plans and which states we could potentially run together. It's a science, ya know. In discussing Kansas, Kim brought to my attention the See Jane Run event. I checked out their website and liked what I saw (especially the course along water). So naturally, I connected with them on all the social media outlets to keep in touch. They were having a little contest on Facebook. I entered and... WON!!
Good news... it's a FREE race entry!
Bad news... it's THIS Saturday!I was a little turmoiled because my fall schedule is already heavy with races. I don't mind the actual running, but all the traveling tires me out. I really want to RUN this course (and color in another state), but dreaded the long drive to Kansas. I was almost scared to bring it up to my hubby, but he was super supportive and said "GO! ...but I'm not driving you."
So I'm feeling a little FANATICAL this morning - but also excited at the last minute travel/race plans. I registered (FREE!) this morning and tomorrow, I leave for Kansas. If only I could click my heels together and skip the car ride...
I've been a Half Fanatic for two years and never knew they had a Facebook group. How is that possible!?!? I found it this morning, thanks to my friend Gigi, and now I feel hooked up with my fanatical family of runners.
Are you a Half Fanatic? Share your member # below! And by all means, join the FB group if you're not there already...
Ever register spur-of-the-moment for a race? It's kind of a thrill...
Ever win a free race entry? How can one pass up a free race... Not me!
Have a FANATIC day!