Saturday, October 4, 2014

Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5k Race Goals

I run the Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5k tonight. I'm super excited! A race through a cemetery at night sounds pretty awesome, if you ask me. I have my head lamp charging right now in preparation for tonight.

I can't wait to see what Rosehill looks like at night! (Image Source)
The race begins at 7pm tonight, but I'm going to leave early this evening to get there. I've decided to walk to the race tonight, as the cemetery isn't too far from my building. That being said, I'm not exactly sure how long of a walk it will be, so I'm going to give myself plenty of time to get there. Sure, I'll probably end up just sitting around waiting for the race to start, but getting there early will also give me time to use the bathroom and check my bag. I was hoping not to have to use gear check, but the shirt from packet pick up is way too small, so I'll be bringing it with me in hopes of exchanging it for a larger size after the race. Also, the weather is also going to be chilly and there is a possibility of rain, so I'm going to take a jacket to wear after the race, but I won't want to run in it, so...yeah...gear check, here I come.

I'm way too excited about running past all the crypts and tombstones. (Image Source)
My goals for the race tonight are, as usual, pretty simple:

1. Finish the race. Enough said.

2. Have fun. Instead of focusing on finishing in a certain time, I want to focus on enjoying this unique experience. I'll use one of my other upcoming races (maybe the Thanksgiving one) as an attempt to PR and really test myself.

3. Don't fall. I'm clumsy on my best days, so I'm always a little concerned when I run in low light conditions. This is why I'll be wearing a head lamp tonight.

There you have it. Simple goals for what I hope will be a fun and unique race. I'll write up a race recap in the next few days to let you know how it goes.

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