October is always a big deal to me. It is one of my abso favorite (almost put a u in there due to reading various UK/Canadian posts lately!) months. Halloween is my favorite holiday. Hubs and I got engaged in October of 2007.
Yesterday added to the October greatness. I registered for my FIRST 5k EVAH... errr I mean ever. Technically I "registered" though it was more so set up log in/account for race, stare at computer, reread all info about 5 times. Submit information. Stare at information regarding race jacket, rapidly text my IRL friends who run, Cate (from Seriously, You're Taking My Bagels?!? ) and Stina (from Girl Can), with misc questions to make sure I had this all as set as possible. Stare at computer. Think something along the lines of "Ok you are doing this" (which is similar to what I did when I registered for The Healthy Living Summit thinking I'd not know anyone.) Hit submit and immediately get all giggly woohoo-rush.
I am super excited since this is the Hot Chocolate 5k in Chicago. Ghirardelli is the sponsor and there will be chocolate goodness at the end which is a major perk. The bigger "perk" though is that the charity is Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. There is a hospital very close to where I live that has one of these houses. I've spoken with a friend of a friend who is a nurse at that hospital. She told me firsthand how families benefit from being able to stay there. True the info from their site/the race sit explains this as well but hearing it in person always sticks with me more.
So now I need tips, tricks, ANY help you can give me for getting ready, continuing training, not-to-do s, etc! One...two... three....GO!