Yesterday I did something I know, in the long run, I will never regret.
I joined a Blogging colleague and registered for the Gasparilla - Tampa Bay Run
Gasparilla is ultimate in Tampa fun and people flock to the bay for the Pirate Ship invasion and parades. Honestly, in the 25 years I have lived here, I have never been.
I've lived Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, you just don't compare ;)
The Gasparilla Run has been going on since 1978 and the Gasparilla Distance Classic Association, Inc. has assisted youth organizations and running programs in the Tampa Bay area since the organization was founded.
What have I gotten myself into ?
Here is the "Official Description"
There’s a Challenge for everyone! Don’t miss the chance to participate in the 2014 Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Mini-Challenge that consists of running the 15K on Saturday and the 8K on Sunday.
In addition to the individual event Runner Premiums (15K Shirt, 8K Shirt, 15K Finishers Medal, 8K Finishers Medal & one Publix Gasparilla Branded Reusable Goody Bag), those runners that complete the Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Mini-Challenge by participating and crossing the Finish Lines of the 15K & 8K, will receive a 15K and 8K Virtual Finisher’s Certificate, a Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Mini-Challenge Finisher’s Certificate, a Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Mini-Challenge Finishers Medal and Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Mini-Challenge Finisher’s Jacket
I have not run/walked/jogged more than 5 miles at once. I have 42 days (from today 1/10/14) to get myself in gear! I've been assured by Jenny that we will be "Wogging" (Walk/Jogging) which makes me happy.
I cannot wait to share photos, know that I have accomplished something new.