Friday, February 11, 2011
Racing while sick isn't a bad idea...right?
Hood To Coast Movie Trailer from HoodToCoastMovie on Vimeo.
Last night I was lucky enough to catch an encore screening of the Hood to Coast movie. Having run a relay race last month, I loved being able to see what this race encompassed and laugh at all the runners who experienced exactly what I went through during my race. The movie follows four different teams--a group of older guys who run 7 minute miles, a family running in memory of 30 year old Ryan Bowe, a group that did not train at all, and a group of women in their 80s (including a woman whose heart stopped for 2 minutes during the race the year prior).
It was so much fun to watch this movie. If you are a runner at all, I think this is something you should put on your "to-watch" list. It also is a race that is likely to go on my bucket list. It looks absolutely beautiful!! After the end of this movie, I was super stoked to run the Wasatch Back relay this summer. Can't wait for the chaos!
Speaking of chaos...tomorrow Hubster and I will be running the Sweethearts 5k. We both also happen to be nice and sick. However, I'm not going to let a stupid cold get in the way of my goal to run one race per month. I'm lucky that this is only a 5k--I can (hopefully) handle suffering through a run for roughly 30 minutes. There is talk of running the race course twice to get in bigger mileage for the week (especially because I missed a run earlier), but I think I'm just going to have to see how I feel tomorrow. I don't want to give myself pneumonia!
In either case...have a great Valentine's Day weekend!