Another Thinking Out Loud Thursday – linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons
#1 BUSY Thursday
A even busier Thursday because I’m FINALLY getting into the Sports Medicine clinic today. I have to leave work a bit early, then head to Carleton. Carleton is luckily very close to the track so I might get a long run in or something before track practice tonight. I want to get a longer run in today because
#2 ARMY RUN!!!
It is Army Run weekend! Yay!!! I have run in the Canada Army Run every year since 2010. It is a race not to be missed. This year I will be running the 5K again. I tend to switch back and forth between the half marathon and the 5K. There are some STWM Digital Champions coming up for the race, as well as fellow Ottawa STWM Digitial Champion, David, will be running. No big plans for the 5K. I am running in the front corral and the only plan is to get out as fast as I can. There are 14,500 people registered for the sold out 5K. That is quite a large group of runners. Remember last year, when I watched the 5K and when the crowd came, it was insane. Like the Ottawa Race Weekend – if I start at the front and get out fast, I find it much more manageable. If you are coming out, let me know!
Also – great news. This year, Zoom Photo will be providing FREE RACE PHOTOS. Zoom Photo takes great pictures too. So make sure to smile:
Since we are talking about Army Run here – the weather for Sunday looks BEAUTIFUL. High of 20C and Sunny, which means at 8am for 5K time, it should be ideal running conditions. Finally, a race with good weather! Other than Ottawa Race Weekend, my races this year haven’t had great weather – lots of wind and a few rainy days. For those running the half – do NOT wear the black race shirt, you will melt!
#4 Look at the date!!
IT IS ALMOST A MONTH UNTIL STWM!!! YAY!
I think I’m a tad more excited for this race than others because of the social aspect. There are so many runners that I know running the half or the full. Obviously the Digital Champion crew is a bit one – but also so many other runners from Ottawa/Toronto will be there. I am staying downtown on the Saturday night, and thinking that Saturday will be pretty busy. Sunday is race day, and I don’t think we are leaving Toronto until the late afternoon. Going to be a jam packed weekend!
Alright – places to be….Have a great Thursday!