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Race…..dare I try??

Hmmmm…..okay, like any other OCDish person, let’s put it out there.

Cons: may be too soon
I know I’ll want to do the 10 miles like I want to breathe and eat donuts.
…….
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okay, I got nothin’ else.

Pros: it’s CAHABA!! My first trail race and my first and only half trail race.
Mud puddles
flat and fast or as close as it gets
source for self-discipline on not going for the 10. Well, okay, they won’t even let me go past
the aid station if I don’t have my bib marked for the 10, but it will still take a lot of
discipline.
It will do me tons of good to put on a race bib again.
Trails. I really can’t say much more than that.

Cahaba has always held a special place because I’ve approached each attempt with the same feelings—Not sure I’m ready, but damn sure going to try my hardest.
The first year, I found this race two weeks before the date. I had just raced my first 5K and knew I could run the distance, but trails??
The second year, I was going for the 10..and had a bright shiny new diagnosis for diabetes. I trained my ass off and spent more time getting my fueling right than I did planning my runs.
But again, not sure I was ready.
And this year, back from months of injury hell, I’m not sure I’m ready.

Yeah, I’m going for it.

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