Friday, May 21, 2010

Taking 'er easy

I'm still thinking about that marathon .. but more in a 'one day' sense.  I do believe it will happen, but it will happen on my time. 

Though I did discover something quite interesting.  In my limited reasearch, I seem to be finding that there are quite a number of races that are quite a bit cheaper than I can find them here in Canada (locally anyway).

The average cost for a 10K here is $30-$50.  Half marathons run about $60-80+ and marathons seems to be $70-90+.  Of course there are races a bit above and below these amounts and these are in general the early registration fees.

I found a number of races just across the line into Washington state in the range of $15-25 for a 10K, $30-50 for a half marathon and $40-60 for a full marathon.  That's quite the difference when you add up numerous races and having two runners in the family. 


I have been a bit of a slug this week.  Lots on my plate and am still fighting that bug a bit.  Nowadays, when I get sick, I don't seem to get it full blast (knock on wood).  But it seems to linger and I can feel my body fighting it.  If I don't slow down and let it fight, it will hit me.  I'm pushing the limits right now and have to put on the brakes.
Normally exercise is easy for me and eating is a challenge.  This week it is the reverse.  Imagine if I can ever get those two things in sync!

So this weekend my plan are lots of rest, relaxation and activity.  I plan to get in some good runs and some biking as well.  Plus as much sleep as I can manage.

I also plan to break out the running skirt and give it another shot. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  It's a long weekend here, Victoria Day, in celebration of Queen Victoria's birthday.  I'm hoping for lots of sunshine and outdoor activity!!!!



Suzy said...

Wow, what a price difference! Feel better and enjoy your long weekend.

Missy said...

Ah, I hope you feel better soon. Hopefully the long weekend with some relaxation planned will help. Enjoy!

Syl said...

break out that skirt pretty lady!

kimert said...

Sometimes those race prices have kept me from registering. I hate that there is such a difference for you!
I hope you are feeling better soon and can enjoy your weekend! :)

Lindsay said...

That is a big price difference! It's is an expensive thing to do for sure.

Marcelle said...

Keep fighting that bug girl...
Never seen a running skirt.....
Marathons are very expensive, as I have never even run a fun run I have no idea what the costs are in Germany so cant compare.

Enjoy your weekend.

Fran said...

First of all: congratulations on your Dad's birthday today.

I still can't believe how expensive races are in Canada en the US. Recalculated CAD or USD to Euro's it's a lot cheaper here to run a race. A five K is between 5 and 10 dollars, a 10K below 15 dollars. Don't know about half or full marathons, haven't done one yet :)

Get on that running skirt with those gorgeous legs of yours. We're having a long weekend too as it is a Christian holiday over here.

Heather said...

Enjoy your long weekend!

Linz said...

I hope your new running skirt works out. And if so - let me know the brand. I want so badly to be able to rock the skirt in a race, but not if it's going to be uncomfortable.

Hope you feel better soon!