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!