Streaking, Zombies, and NASCAR


Question: what do streaking, zombies, and NASCAR have in common? 
Answer: each of these are, in respective order, some part of a race I've signed up for in the coming months.

I haven't posted about running in a while, maybe not even since I wrote about my third half marathonYou know, the one where I swore off running forever. Instead of quitting, I did the exact opposite and signed up for two 5ks and my fourth half marathon. Because despite what I like to say when I'm being dramatic, I really do like running.

Here's what I've got lined up this year: 
Race #1: 
August 11--5k Midnight Streak
[go here for more info]

This race is actually neither at midnight or a literal streak. It's at 11:00 pm, and it's a streak because of how fast I'll be running...faster than a cheetah. And my brother is going to run it with me! I know a 5k isn't anything to write home about, but I wanted to see how it was to run at night in OKC. I'm considering borrowing Jordan's headlamp to wear. 
Good idea?

Race #2: 
October 6--The Dirty 30, Zombie Edition
[go here for more info]

This race is going to be epic. EPIC I tell you. These are the T-shirts, if that's any indication:
It's basically a three-mile obstacle course. Ropes and mud and whathaveyou.
Oh, and there will be zombies chasing us. You can sign up to be a runner or a zombie. If you're the latter, you get dressed up with face paint. The runners are wearing belts with flags on them, and the zombies try to steal the flags. I signed up to run, and hopefully I'll escape the zombies!

Did I mention this is going to be epic? And Jordan's doing it with me! You can't understand how excited I am about this until you understand how many times I've failed at getting Jordan to sign up for things with me. 

Race #3:
October 27--"No Limits" Half Marathon in Fort Worth, TX
[go here for more info]

This race is going to be pretty cool. It'll be my fourth half marathon, which is awesome, and it's held on the Texas motor speedway. I don't watch NASCAR, I still think it will be fun to run on the track and cross the finish line at the checkered flag. At this point I'm not planning on trying to get a certain time like I did for my third half. I want to enjoy it and have fun and not worry about time. Plus, the race is only a 5k or a half marathon, so I'll be doing the longest length and feel extra awesome. 

So that's what's going on in my world of running.
If you're interested, read about my other half marathons:
--Wichita (October 2010)
--Kansas City (October 2011)
--Oklahoma City (April 2012)