The Hottest Half – Yay or Nay?


As all you long-time readers of this highly-touted, world-class, well-distinguished, generic running blog well know, I have a vendetta against running in the heat.  Sure, if it’s hot out and I’m supposed to run, then I’ll run.  But I do everything in my power to complain avoid the heat.  Anyway, it’s high time I have another poll to see if I should run an upcoming race.

In 2 weeks Dallas is holding its self-proclaimed “Hottest Half Marathon“.  The race starts at 7:30am in the middle of August in Texas.  Sounds like a pretty good recipe for pain.  I’m slated to run 16 miles that day anyway though, so it fits pretty well into my schedule.

Acting as a bit of an enabler, I’ve been slowly adopting a “why not?” attitude again, as in why not sign up for it?  Because it’s a change from my normal routine?  That excuse is holding less and less water in my book, water that I’ll need should I run this race.  It’s not terribly expensive, it’s 3.5 hours away in Dallas, and there’s a finisher’s medal.  If you couldn’t tell, I’m leaning towards running it.  Let me know what you think!

This poll is brought to you courtesy of ex-coworker and current friend Brent, who goaded me into creating a poll for him to ruin.  I fully expect him to vote at least a dozen times.  Probably some hidden agenda of his or something.  Now VOTE!

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  1. #1 by Colin on July 31, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    do it do it

  2. #2 by aunt meta on July 31, 2010 - 11:15 pm

    It’s like the hottest summer on record and you have a bigger event coming up in December. Rest yourself, baby!

  3. #3 by Quis on August 1, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Dallas is mad hot, but that sounds like fun. I didn’t know you blogged, I’ll be following you now.

    • #4 by Mike on August 1, 2010 - 2:09 pm

      Thanks Mark! We’ll see if I actually end up doing it. Gotta be honest, my brief stop-over in Dallas a few months ago was a bit disappointing. Maybe because I didn’t stay at the Quisao estate.

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