So there’s this really cool race this weekend that I’m debating signing up for. It’s not your average road or trail running race. It sounds like so much fun and a killer workout. It’s a snowshoe 5k/10k race!
I really want to register, but I’m nervous because I don’t want to aggrevate my ITB/knee problem that I fought so hard to get over. I’ve been injury-free for a solid month+ now, but I don’t want to go and mess it all up again.
Hmm, well since I’m big into making lists, here are my pros/cons:
– My brother is running it! So regardless, I’ll be kickin’ it at the race to support/watch him
– I’ve never done a snowshoe race before and it sounds SO fun
– I have gone snow shoeing a few times before, and I love it
– I’m not one to turn down a good challenge
– 10k in snowshoes would be one heck of a good workout
– This Saturday’s long run is my “back down” distance, so I won’t be tired/sore on Sunday
– Will this mess up my knee?
– I’ll probably fall down a lot
– I could get trampled by the other racers
– I might freeze my toosh off
The problem with my cons list is that they’re all hypothetical. I’m not one to turn down an adventure because of an uncertainty. I’m a go get-’em kinda gal and being unsure whether my knee will hurt isn’t enough of a reason to turn me away from trying something new. At the same time, I should be aware of my knee and careful not to screw up a good thing.
So this is where I want your advice… what do you think?
A.) Go for it, sign up, get a great workout out of it, and enjoy the adventure!
B.) Play it safe, hang back to cheer on your brother and take pictures
What would you do??