As you some of you might remember, I signed up for a half marathon in Philadelphia a few months back. If you don’t, you can read about it here.
I’m sad to report that I will not be attending the half-marathon. I’ve been running all summer, slowly increasing my mileage. I’m not sure if I would be able to run the full 13.1 miles, but I was going to give it my best! Unfortunately, mileage isn’t my problem.
The problem I have encountered is that to spend the weekend in Philly for this race will cost me over $750 for the weekend. That doesn’t include travel costs of getting to Philly or food while I’m there. To go to Philly for a weekend for $750 is incredibly expensive, especially for an unemployed girl like me. I rather spend less than that to go to Disney with my neices and nephew for a full week!
I’ll still be running, I’m in a local 10K in October and was just invited to participate in a relay that D1 and her boyfriend are running (I have to find out more about this race). I’m not going to lie, I am disappointed that I am not going to make it to Philly, but I’m proud of myself that I haven’t given up on the hopes of finishing one. Maybe next year….
- Half-Marathon Training For Rookies (funfitchic.net)
- A Run Without Unicorns and Sunshine (carlybananas.wordpress.com)