Wednesday, July 28, 2010

a 1/2 for fun

There's a little race this upcoming weekend around these parts called the Chicago Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 marathon and I've paid my money to partake. Not much mention of said race has gone on around these parts other than listing it on the sidebar. The reason? I'm not racing! It's August in Chicago people. That means humidity out the wahzoo. I don't do racing in high temps and humidity! Since I wanted to run this but not race I asked my friend B if she was interested i (since other friends of ours are also running) then promised to stick with her to get her across the line of her first 1/2 marathon. The new mom agreed to the plan! Once she agreed I signed up and promptly lost track of time... therefore I did not train very much (I know very bad of me). I have done enough to know I can cover the distance and provide support to my friend.

This is the probably the most excited I've been for a race, especially one I'm undertrained to run. I plan on taking a lot of pictures, making sure B keeps moving, and enjoy the morning in downtown Chicago. Friends are driving in from out of town to run and several other lovely bloggers will be in town racing. It is going to be one big party Sunday morning. I.can't.wait!

Do you sign up for races for fun or do you always give it your PR effort?

17 comments:

Allie said...

I'm doing the same thing for my friend in San Diego in a couple weeks! I think it's so fun to help a first timer out in a race :)

Teamarcia said...

I will be there as well not racing! Just a training run...in fact I'm planning to add 7 more miles to the day and call it 20.
I definitely do not race for PRs all the time.
Have fun, hope to see you!

Anne said...

Have a blast!!!

MCM Mama said...

Have fun! I just ran my race in Alaska for fun, rather than time, and had a great experience. Enjoy running with your friend.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

That sounds perfect! I would love to run one of these races for the same reason. Some are good PR races and others? Enjoy the sport of running! I can't wait to hear what you think!

Xenia said...

I've run a few just for fun. I like them the best. :)

Mark said...

Have fun, Jamie!

Marlene said...

I definitely love to race for fun! Have a blast supporting your friend!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I would love to pace someone someday, it just hasn't worked out yet. Racing for fun is in theory what they should all be

J said...

I don't race every race. Sometimes it is fun just to run for fun and enjoy the scenery! Good luck and have fun!

Jeri said...

ooooh have fun! sounds like it'll be a great race to pace your friend during. :)

runner26 said...

lovely!! you'll have a blast, i'm sure!

i totally sign up for and run races for fun--why not? it's a great way to acquire memorable running experiences :)

Jamie said...

Good luck!! Have fun! :)

chris and sarah said...

Im super-stoked to be running a Chicago race. It should be a good one. Running past Soldier Field will be an added bonus. My time may suffer...as I may have to take my own walking tour of the facility. I do love the Bears!

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audgepodge said...

HAHA, these days ALWAYS for fun! Although I was pretty pleased with my marathon PR at CIM last year. But other than that, it's for fun :)

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