Remember how back in January I mentioned wanting to cut back a little on the number of races that I run? Yeah...about that...I sort of got swept up in the excitement at the Shamrock Shuffle Expo earlier this year and may or may not have signed up for a whole bunch of races without really thinking about how they fit into my schedule.
And by "may or may not" I mean that I did.
Today is the start of a race extravaganza for me. This morning I ran the Chicago Spring 10k (recap coming soon), next weekend I run the Soldier Field 10 Mile, the weekend after that is the Run for the Zoo 5k, then I am running the Ragnar Relay (Madison to Chicago), and then I have the Proud to Run 10k.
I did not plan this very well. I did not plan this very well, at all.
And now I'm freaking out about ALL OF THE RACES!!!
Why do I do this to myself? Also, why do I keep running the same races every single year, when every year I say that I'll try to find new ones to run? Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to each of these. I'm just feeling a little overwhelmed every time I look at my calendar and all the packet pick ups/race days.
Learn from my mistakes, everyone. Don't sign up for a race on the spur of the moment. Take some time and think it through and double check your calendar before committing to something.