You guys, I have been itching to run another race. (Not literally, though, because ew.) I was originally training to do the TCS Annapolis Running Classic Half Marathon, but a knee injury and a shoulder/back/neck weird pinched nerve situation sidelined me from running for a few weeks, which is not a good deal when you're trying to run a half marathon. Whomp whomp.
Nevertheless, a cool opportunity came my way, which still allowed me to run in the Annapolis Running Classic, just for a shorter distance. Sweet! In two weeks, I'll be running the Annapolis Running Classic 10k. This will be the longest race I'll have ever done, and it will be in my state's capital. I'm so excited! But wait, there's more!
The cool opportunity I mentioned?
I'll be running with Team Challenge! I learned about them several months back when I went to a Ladies' Night Out event at Roadrunner Sports. They help train folks for endurance events mostly, and the members of the team also raise money for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Running is fun, but its even more fun when you're running for a good cause! Each team member has a fundraising goal of $250, so if you're interested, you can donate through my team member fundraising page. Any amount would be much appreciated! :-)
They gave me a training program for the 10k (which is a shorter distance than they usually train for), and they have a group run once a week. This week, we'll be running down in D.C., meeting up at the Washington Monument and running around the National Mall. I'm really excited about this because I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I love being in D.C. at night because it is so gorgeous! We'll see if I can get Downtown in time for me to meet up with the group, which has been a challenge for some of the other group runs.*
If this goes well, I'm seriously considering joining them to train for my first triathlon. They work with athletes at all different fitness levels, and can give me some serious help with my swimming. I like the idea of training with a team, especially during the winter months when I'm not as motivated. Fingers crossed that this goes well!
By the way, I forgot to mention that I'm linking up with #SocialMediaSaturdays with this post. There are some pretty sweet bloggers that participate, so be sure to check them out!
Have you ever run a 10k? Have you ever trained for a competition with a group? Is there a specific cause for which you run?
*If you're familiar with the DC area: We were supposed to have a group run at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge at 6:30 in the middle of the week. I work in Rockville. Hello Capital Beltway!