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And so it Begins...

RunEatRalph

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I wrote this at the end of last week, but I figured why not try to recruit some Loopsters to join me for some races. :)

 

Happy Friday (Saturday now, but still happy), friends! It’s been a long week, but it’s SO CLOSE to being time to move into the good part. My week has been action packed in every way. Work has been busy (not such a bad thing) with lots of excitement going on. Jen and I are plotting our family vacation this year and are working between Myrtle Beach or DisneyWorld. It ain’t cheap haha.

I’ve managed to run 4 days so far this week and plan on running a semi-long one tomorrow. The early wake ups are starting to wear me down a little and I need to focus on getting my butt in bed earlier if I’m going to keep doing it. I’m still running what I want, when I want, how I want for the most part and I don’t have a training plan. However, I DID sign up for some stuff! April is going to be a busy month. 

Race #1 – The Ville to Ville Craft Brew Relay

This will be my first relay ever! The race starts in Asheville, NC and ends up in Greenville, SC for a total of 75 miles. As the name implies, THERE WILL BE CRAFT BREW. I should end up running one or two legs of the race, which means no more than 20 miles or so total. Our team isn’t really all that competitive, so I can run at a semi-leisurely pace and I don’t require a ton of intense training. I like that.

Image result for beer running Just tell me how far to the next brewery. 

Race #2 – The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and MiniMarathon

2 weeks later, it’ll be a trip to Louisville, KY for the mini marathon down in Louisville, KY. I have several reasons to be excited about this!

bourbonwin Special edition whiskey? Sounds better than regular edition whiskey.
  • There will be whiskey. There are several distilleries that I’d love to visit while I’m there.
  • I randomly won free whiskey! Shoutout to @therunchat on Twitter for getting me hooked up with that. They can also save you $5 if you decide to sign up by using code CHAT2019.
  • I’m excited like a kid to go to the Louisville Slugger factory. Baseball bats!!!

I’m on the fence about whether I’m going to really “race” this one and try to PR or just enjoy it. We shall see…

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You sir, are living life right, with your priorities straight!

That relay looks awesome. It goes right through Hendersonville where my parents live. Should be some beautiful roads (but hilly!). I am totally down for being on a Loop team for that race in future (although it is on Boston weekend).

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7 hours ago, BANGLE said:

You sir, are living life right, with your priorities straight!

That relay looks awesome. It goes right through Hendersonville where my parents live. Should be some beautiful roads (but hilly!). I am totally down for being on a Loop team for that race in future (although it is on Boston weekend).

I'm pretty excited about the relay and YES a Loop team would be awesome. I didn't think about the fact that it's on Boston weekend. That might be a great consolation for those that don't get their BQs. :)

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I know people who have done and are doing both of those races. They all love them both so you should have a lot of fun. Both are kind of close to where I am - especially the Derby race - and I'll likely do one or both someday.

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The Ville-to-Ville sounds super fun. Hope you get to spend some time in Asheville though, I love that place! 

And the Louisville Slugger museum is super cool. Tons of baseball history and it's pretty neat to see all the machines at work. 

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Lots going on - how exciting! I lived in MB for a hot minute, it's a much more affordable choice than Disney. My favorite part is the small airport, where it takes no time to get through security, LOL.

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1 hour ago, eliz83 said:

Lots going on - how exciting! I lived in MB for a hot minute, it's a much more affordable choice than Disney. My favorite part is the small airport, where it takes no time to get through security, LOL.

Not much better than a small airport, as long as it has a bar. :)

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I love horse racing and baseball- the derby/race/bat factory is sort of a dream...

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5 hours ago, CompulsiveRunner said:

Looks like fun! So nice to have that Achilles nonsense behind you.

It was definitely nonsense! 😀

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