I know a lot of people say this, but I really hate the whole time change thing! I run at 6 in the morning, and it was just starting to get light again, then BAM! We're back to pre-dawn light. And it's a colder too :(
So, why have I been getting up 3-4 days per week for the last 2 weeks? Other than the 5K in 5 weeks and the BAMR5K challenge. Well, I just found out I'm one of the Ambassadors for the Zooma Cape Cod Half Marathon!
I ran this race last year and LOVED it! Heck, my training for last year's race was why I started this blog. I have to admit, last year's race is where I felt like a "real" runner. Yeah, I did the Princess Half, but it has such a Disney feel to it, that it's more about the "show" than the race. (I want to do it again, and stop and take pictures next time!) Zooma is about experience. It's about getting out there and doing something you never thought you could do. I mean, look at their new Personal Best Program, where you get a bonus medal for PR'ing or doing a distance you haven't done before. That's why I run and I think why a lot of women pick up running (and racing) as adults. To challenge ourselves.
Plus, if I'm getting up at 4:30 am, I'm getting something shiny to show for it :)