I’m not what you would call a spontaneous person. In fact, I am probably the farthest you can get from being a spontaneous. My idea of throwing caution to the wind is deciding to dine in instead of getting take out on date night; or if I am really feeling adventurous, making a last minute decision to see a movie in the theater instead of streaming one at home. I have no qualms admitting to being a homebody that gets homesick while making a trip to the local Costco. What can I say? I like routine and I despise anything that disrupts the normal day to day flow of my life. With that being said, I have been, at least for me, a little spontaneous lately when it comes to some of my fitness choices.
First, I signed up for the Provo City Half Marathon that takes place on May 3rd last week. Ever since my 17 mile long run at an 8:10 average pace, I have been tempted to see what I can do if was to actually race a half marathon. I have averaged around 1:46 for both of the 13.1 miles splits I have had during my long runs this year, and I feel that with the right course and rested legs, I may be able to run a 1hr 40min half. If I am having a really good day, I may even have a chance to run a little under 1hr 40min. Signing up for this race can hardly be called spontaneous, but I did do it on a whim. I typically decide which races I am going to do for the year months in advance and adjust my training accordingly. I am hoping that Provo’s mostly downhill course will help me run a satisfying time.