Pre-race Excitement

How can you tell when the race you are running in is coordinated by a church?

When there’s a devotional in the running swag bag.

As if I didn’t already know that Run for the Stars 5K is organized by my old church, the running devotional pretty much sealed the fact ! πŸ™‚ It’s actually really awesome to think about the fact that over 900 participants will be receiving a devotional in their goodie bags. Anyways, if you haven’t already figured it out, I picked up my race packet today for the race on Saturday! I am #409! Yay. I don’t understand why that’s a “yay” but whatever… Anyways, I also went on a run this afternoon. It was HOT! I was dripping buckets by the first mile. It was hard. But I ran 3.1 miles.

It wasn’t my best run ever. I had to keep stopping for water breaks. But it will do considering I got up at 6:30 to swim for an hour. And then I babysat for two hours which included biking to the park. And I feel amazing right now.

Getting my race packet got me all excited about the race! I love race packets. They are awesome. In fact, if for no other reason, run a race for the packet! You are bound to get at the least an awesome t-shirt and a bunch of brochures concerning other races. But often there are other things like free samples of various sports items and coupons for athletic stores. And after the race, there is always free food and water or gatorade! And pictures and sometimes medals!! πŸ™‚

I was thinking about what I would write about in this post and I was thinking, “I’ll say that the only reason I run races is for the packet!” Cause that is partially true. The goodie bag is awesome. I always look forward to it. But that’s really not the only reason. I also run it for the satisfaction. I run it for the competition. I run it cause it’s fun to cross a finish line, accomplish something, and have tons of people cheering for you! Even if it’s only three miles which I run practically every TIME I run (except yesterday, that was an exception).

I like races.

They are totally worth the money.


4 thoughts on “Pre-race Excitement

  1. Rose says:

    Hey, I have been following your blog for a long time and I think you’re a great person. I am fourteen years old and have a passion for writing and photography. πŸ™‚
    I found this video the other day and thought that it would inspire someone like you very much. πŸ™‚

    Also I was wondering if you could follow my blog. I hate asking but I would really like some more followers. You can click the follow button or simply follow by email (you don’t have to, of course).

    • Hey Rose!
      Thanks so much for your sweet words! The video you sent me was really cool and is going to help me remember that sportsmanship is more important than winning on Saturday!

      I’m so sorry that I didn’t follow your blog sooner! I try to follow all of my follower’s blogs so I can get to know each of you better but I must have missed your blog somehow… xP

      ANyways, i am now following your blog and i was scrolling through it and I really like it! SO keep up the good work!

  2. Nathan McDaniels says:

    Good luck tomorrow Claire.

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