This Tuesday we’re looking for info on your racing habits.
Do you race all the time or only on special occasions?
What does your racing schedule look like?
I don’t race a whole lot. And there are a few reasons why.
1. I just don’t love the “racing” aspect of a race. I know that sounds dumb, but it’s true. I’m more a completion type rather than a competition type at this point in my running career.
2. Cost. I love the atmosphere, but I don’t always feel the need to “leave it all out on the course.” So paying for a 5K ends up being me just paying for something I could have done in my own neighborhood. I’d rather save that money for my travel races.
3. My race anxiety is real.?Shorter distances don’t freak me out (too much) but the longer races make me very anxious. And that’s not a feeling I enjoy! So I avoid it by not racing.
That leaves me with a couple of big weekends a year that I like to race. Since I travel for the Disney races, I usually go ahead and run #alltheraces or at least the challenges. So maybe I get a lot of races a year in, but they are over a short period of time.
This year I’m running a race in September, November, January (2), and February.
So not a whole lot compared to some of my runner friends who are out there killing 5Ks every Saturday. But I’m saving it all up for those darn travel races I love so much.
Anyone wondering why I decided to become a travel agent anymore? HA! I need any advantage I can get when it comes to making the travel budget work out.
How often do you race??
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)