Ladies and gentleman, I’m getting antsy. Not necessarily antsy for Chicago, Long Beach, or Surf City, but just antsy to race again. What’s that you say? I just did the San Francisco half a couple weeks ago? ‘Tis true, but all of those damn Active.com emails telling me what races are coming up do such a good job of luring any racing lover in. Damn you, Active.com! Couple this with the fact that my cousin invited me to Santa Barbara during Labor Day weekend to race Pier to Peak…how could I resist?!
So, it looks like I’ll be adding a few more pre-Chicago races to the calendar. First up, the Santa Barbara Pier to Peak half marathon. As I mentioned earlier, I’m going with my cousin as it’s her first half marathon ever. After she told me that she signed up, I gently reminded her that this race’s claim to fame is running up a 4,000 ft. elevation change. She almost lost her stuff, if you know what I mean.
Next up is a local race that starts practically outside my front door: Pleasanton’s “Back to School Scholarship Run.” I’m still debating between the 5k and 10k, but figured I should get a mini race in before Chicago anyways.
Others that I’ve filled out the entire registration form for but just haven’t clicked submit include the Healdsburg Wine Country half on October 30th (thanks for the recommendation, Aron) and San Francisco’s U.S. half marathon on November 7th. I feel like there are so, so many good races in California during the fall and I want to jam them all in!
So, is anyone else out there going to be doing Pier to Peak, the Scholarship Run, Healdsburg or the U.S. half? Holla! What other races are you all doing this fall?