Tomorrow I’m lining up for half marathon #25!! It is hard to believe that just 4 years ago I was just running my first one. I’m pretty excited about this one as I’ll not only be running the Zooma Women’s Race but I’m also checking off a new state and one very dear to me.
As an ambassador for Zooma, we get to pick which races we’d like to run in. I immediately picked Annapolis and not just because it’s closest to me but mainly because I have history in the area. I went to college only an hour away at Washington College. During my 4 years there, I spent a fair amount of time in Annapolis. I love the area and happy to be heading back for this race. This week’s Five Things Friday is all about why I’m excited about this race!
1 – Being apart of the Zooma Ambassador program has been so rewarding so far. It truly is made up of an amazing group of women. The best part is that it’s your everyday woman and I’ve never seen anyone try and one up another. I really can’t wait to meet so many of these amazing ladies. It’s been to see already some similar faces like Brandi who is part of Ohana and Aundra who I actually went to college with as well! Unfortunately, Brandi won’t be up here this weekend though. Boo!
2 – As I mentioned, this race means I can cross off a new state! Maryland will be state #15 for me. I keep joking with Kathleen that I’m going to catch up with her soon, so this helps with that. I’m nearly 30% complete on this quest. No end date is set, but it’s nice to slowly catch up to her. Muhaha!
3 – Downtown Annapolis was one of my favorite places to go while I was in school. Let’s admit it now, one reason was always because of the Midshipmen trolling around. It would always be a fun night whenever I’d go. It’s just a fun little area to enjoy the water, good food and again, the Midshipman (okay, maybe so much now, but back then it was).
4 – I remember every time I would visit Annapolis, I would always go to the Annapolis Ice Cream Company. This was back when I could eat ice cream with no issues. I’m so tempted to go visit but the idea of ice cream scares me. It might have to happen though because the ice cream is that good!!
5 – I’m going to make the last thing the one thing I’m not looking forward to. In typically Maryland summer fashion, it’s going to be a hot one in the morning. Start temperature is low 70s but the humidity will be around 96%!!! Oh boy. To say this is going to a moist race is an under statement. A time goal is definitely bring thrown out the window.