Race Day is Almost Here!

Yay!!!

I’ve wanted to do this race since I heard about it last year! Cows are my favorite!! And running is my favorite! So this event should be an all around blast for me! Unfortunately you don’t actually get to run with cows. I guess that would be “dangerous”. The race course is just super rural and goes by some cattle farms. But still. Cows are awesome.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m only doing the 5k, so honestly it’s not all that exciting, but this is only my 3rd race. So all of this is still new and super exiting for me!

My first ever race was a half marathon (you can read all about that adventure here!), which is definitely not recommend, but all things considered it went pretty well, I think. My second race was a super small 5k (it actually didn’t hit the 5k mark, but it was super close), that a church in my town put on. Like, 20 people participated in that haha. It was a lot of fun though!

This race is a little bigger than that. There’s just over 2,000 participants. I could be wrong, but I feel like more people are going to be doing the half marathon. But either way, this will be the biggest running event I’ve been to yet! The Longview Half only had just over 1,000 participants, but it was also only the second year that race has been held.

Anyways, even though I am only doing the 5k I still want to be prepared. I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I like having plans. 🙂 I’ve already figured out what I’m going to wear, what time I’m waking up, and what I’m eating for breakfast. I just want to make things as easy for myself as possible.

My rib situation is doing a lot better, but I’m still not 100% better. So having things all planned out and ready makes me feel a little bit better about that. Luckily the course is actually flat like their website claims! Well, at least part of the half marathon course is. My husband and I ended up driving on part of it when we were looking for a nursery to by some plants from. But the area we were in was all pretty flat, so that’s a good sign. The weather is actually supposed to be pretty good too! It’ll probably be really humid considering the chance of thunder storms the day before and after the race, but at least it will be a little bit cooler and cloudy!

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So yeah, I guess all that’s left to do is actually run the race! Hopefully all will go well on race day. And hopefully my ribs will completely heal and I can resume my regular running/training scheduled. 🙂 🙂 🙂

How many races have you run?

Have you ever run a super big/small race?

What was your very first race like?

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6 thoughts on “Race Day is Almost Here!

  1. bjscheirer

    I’ve run 7 races (if I’m not forgetting any) and it has been a couple of years since I’ve raced.

    The smallest race was a couple hundred people, and we did it as a walk as my wife and I were both beginners at that point. It had been about 7 years since I’d run. It was part of the “Subway Get Fit” series that they used to run in the Bismarck area. It was a all families, beginners and people who just want to get out and move. There were a small group of competitive people there who took it easy that day.

    The biggest was Fargo Marathon festival. The 5k Friday night had about 7,000 participants and the 10k, half and full on Saturday was about 15,000. I’d jump to do it again, but I still enjoy smaller races too.

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  2. Rachael @ Catch Me If You Can

    any race is exciting no matter what distance!! i dont like small races mainly because i like the fanfare at the finish which small races normally dont have but then again my first race post high school was disney princess so yeah mega race with mega crowds. GOOD LUCK and have fun!!!

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Having a crowd cheer for you is quite an awesome experience. Even though my half marathon was really small there were actually quite a few spectators all along the course and they were all super supportive. Haha I kind of enjoyed the stretches of road where it was just us runners though. It was really peaceful and full of a kind of comradery that I’ve never experienced before. Haha at my tiny 5k there were like, 3 people at the finish line, everyone else was inside eating cookies and hot chocolate. THANK YOU!! I’m sure I’ll have all sorts of fun! 😄😄😄

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  3. JonnieG64

    I’ve run 7 or 8 races and the Philly Broad Street Run 10 miler is the longest, highly recommend, 45k runners straight through Philly. But I have enjoyed each race I’ve entered.
    I’m attempting my first Half this fall.

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