I signed up for the Humboldt Redwoods Half Marathon a month ago when my training for it was going well. Then I got sick. For two weeks I was unable to train and we all know what that means, right? Next thing I know it is off to Kentucky to meet with my friends for the Susan Komen run (see below) and I was exhausted when I got home. I started psyching myself out over doing the half. Well, I finally just decided to do it and quit worrying about it and the training I had done would be enough -- afterall, I wasn't looking for a great time or a PR -- naw, I would be happy to finish.
Running in the Redwoods is so exhilarating! If you ever have the chance to do a run here I encourage you to do so. The course is relatively flat, the temps in the 50-60's, great people, great running club & sponsors and just an all around good feeling. Now to go get my tattoo!