I’m running the Prairie State Half Marathon!

… but first I’m going to learn to spell. I keep typing in “praire” because apparently I think it looks cooler.

I’ve been mulling this one over for awhile but finally bit the credit card bullet today. I love this race for so many reasons:

  • Fall running/racing is my favorite
  • It starts and ends in my hometown (yay, staying with Mom & Dad!)
  • It’s entirely run on trails and through forest preserves
  • It is totally different than the other two major races I’ve done. Chicago Half and Soldier Field 10 Miler, I loved you, but I’m excited to not be running with as many people this time around. On that note,
  • It’s small. Half is limited to 1,000 runners and full is limited to 2,000.
  • Oh yeah, and there is a full marathon going on at the same time. For some reason I LOVE that and it makes me feel more legit, even if I am doing half the distance they’re doing.

I’m so excited to get back into training and really just happy with the slightly impulsive choice I made in the Monday morning haze today.