All day today I've been thinking it's Friday. I think maybe it is because my kids don't have school tomorrow (yet another furlough day, ugh public school budgets). I'm actually quite excited that it is only Thursday. I like Thursdays because it still means that I have the whole entire weekend to look forward to, maybe that doesn't make sense to you, but in my weird convoluted way of thinking once Friday starts the weekend is well on its way to being over. I am especially glad that this week it is only Thursday because it still means I have another day to mentally get prepared for my race on Saturday. What race, you may ask?! Well, it's kind of a secret, I mentioned something about it a few posts back but have kind of been keeping it to myself. I'm not really sure my reasoning for the secrecy other than it is something I'm doing just for me. I'm sure I'll have a lot to say about it tomorrow and even more to say about it after it is over, but for now I'm leaving you kind of in the dark, sorry.
Speaking of races, I am addicted. All of a sudden I've found myself scouring the Internet checking out race after race and getting my little wishing wheels spinning. I'm pretty sure I've decided to run the Butte to Butte on the 4th of July. I've always wanted to do this race but have never been in town. This year it just so happens I'll be around (barely). Also, my mom found some awesome stars and stripes knee socks and I came up with a pretty decent ($5) red running skirt (technically I think it is for tennis, but that's okay) so it would be shame to let such an awesome getup go to waste.
Before Butte to Butte there is another race that I have my eyes on, The Steep Hill Chase. It's another race that I have been wanting to do for a while. (I've previously mentioned it here, here and here if you have nothing better to do than read my old posts.) Unfortunately this year it falls the day before my brother's high school graduation so I'm not sure if it is going to work out. I don't know though, maybe it will, I mean I don't really like my brother all that much and I've been to my other 4 siblings graduations... you've seen one you've seen them all right?! (Ha ha, just kidding Doug... as if you read my blog, that's the bigger joke!)
In August I have Hood to Coast followed quickly by the Eugene Women's Half the first weekend in September. October, usually brings my favorite 5K but this year might bring another marathon, the Columbia River Power Marathon with a good friend. I'll most likely run the EWEB Half in November then finish the year out with First Run on New Year's Eve because I don't think there is anything much cooler than running a race at midnight. The First Run is another race that I've always wanted to do but haven't been in town for... we'll see.
It's kind of crazy to me that I am so into racing. It used to be that I hated to race. I swore to myself when I ran my last track meet in college that IF I ever ran again, it would be just for fun. I could usually get myself so worked up that I would literally be sick with anticipation for races. I still get pre-race jitters but they are nothing like they used to be where I could barely function for weeks before an event. It's taken me a bit but (dare I even say it?) I think racing is fun. :)