Sometimes you have to be picky. As we gear up for another great year we are being thoughtful deciding which events we want to enter.
There are so many events available to enter now that we have to be a little picky. There are a number of things we consider.
Location – can we drive there in a few hours and return home the same day or do we need to stay overnight? Not that we don’t like staying overnight but for some events, spending hours in a car makes them a little less appealing.
Expense – there is another consideration. Event prices are going up every year. You would be hard press to find an adventure race or ultra; or even a marathon or half at the $50.00 range any more. The expense of running any type of events requires the organizers to charge a higher entry fee.
Then there is the sure number of events. We could do an event just about every weekend. We have to consider the type of event we enter and the time it will take us to recover from the event. We just aren’t as young as we used to be. After all bruises, scrapes and stitches take time to heal! Back to back events are tough to pull off.
That been said, we are having fun reviewing our favorite race websites, investigation new ones and marking on our calendar when every event takes place.
We are excited that we are planning to navigate through Raid the Rib Adventure Run in April. We have in listed our friend Jean to be the “bandage” to the Blister Sisters and the Bandage. In May we’ll be storming along running, riding and paddling in Storm the Trent – Ontario’s best adventure race.
Now we just have to plan the rest of May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December to complete a great year!