A portion of your entry fee will go to one of three beneficiaries: YMCA, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Ironheart. This, I really like as I am a big fan of the YMCA. They are good people.
The folks putting on this new race have been posting photos on their Facebook page and it's looking to be a beautiful run...and FLAT and FAST. As the name indicates, the run takes place on the banks of the Snohomish River and I'm thinking that by October 27th, we will definitely have some lovely fall colors reflecting off that river. Followed by a cool fall race, they will be serving hot StockPot soup. YUM. Check it:
|A thing of beauty, ?que no?|
If I can convince my hubs & 3-yr old to come along early in the morning, I'm thinking we'll hit up a pumpkin patch and see if we can get some hot cider, winter squash, and watch a pumpkin catapult or two. These look good: Craven Farm (corn maze & hay ride) and Stocker Farms (corn maize, pumpkin cannon, hay ride).
There are a number of Seattle-area bloggers and some of my friends doing this race so I'm really excited to see everyone. I'm just hoping that it's not raining.
So will I be ready to run hard? I am going to wait until about 2 weeks out then figure out what my goals will be. I know I can finish, so it will be a question of whether or not I want to name some finishing times. I'm doing good so far although I will admit I'm deviating from the Another Mother Runner training plan for my long runs. I'm pushing my distances up instead of hovering around the 6-8 range because I'd really like to be able to at least run-walk one of the two half marathons I'm signed up for in October for my double header weekend with Kim and LJ (oh yeah, remember that?).
Yeah, more on that later...