I am so so SO excited to be a Pace Team Leader for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon this Sunday!
I figured I keep getting myself injured with early season races (I'm looking at you, past two years) so I needed to mix it up. Pacing is not only a super awesome way to give back to the running community, but it allows me to enjoy the race without setting a ridiculous goal that gets me injured while attempting to get my students to the AP test and raise my kids and actually see Matt and not lose my marbles. When it comes down to it, April and May are just not the times for me to attempt A races.
(this only took me 11 years to really accept)
Plus, my buddy Sarah is attempting a sub-2 hour half and I get to be her Pace Bunny! I am so excited for her. She has raised lots of money for my other buddy Stacy's charity that she started in honor of her daughter who is a strong, healthy survivor of pediatric cancer. You can learn more about it here. It's a fabulous cause and Sarah even threw in a CrossFit twist--for every $5 she gets over her $13.10 asking donation, she will do a burpee at the finish line! She's up to, like, 100 burpees!
And I will cheer her on! And NOT do burpees!
Because CrossFit scares me.
But seriously, she is awesome. So I'm excited to help her out and get her there in 1:59.59.
I'll bring my phone with me to tweet updates and crazy pictures! Oh, I think I'm somewhat figuring out twitter, so if you are a twitter person, feel free to follow along @trisaratops2198 or follow me for realz this Sunday if you want to break 2 hours! I'll be wearing my pacer shirt, a ridiculous yellow sparkly skirt, and holding a sign that says "1:59" for the entire race. Yippeeeeeeeeeee!
Best of luck to all the racers in Cleveland this weekend and at IM TX, too!