Monday, October 1, 2012

Celebrate Race Season

Happy October, friends!  It's time for all the wonders that come with fall: scarves, boots, leaves, pumpkins, candy corn, costumes, coats, and... races!

Perhaps you read other athletic bloggers describing their training plan, or maybe you see more runners on the road than usual.  You might even notice a road or two blocked off later this fall, and have to take a detour to your Sunday brunch.  Why?  It's marathon time!  

So many big races are held in October and November.  Full marathons and half marathons, 10ks and "Turkey Trots" -- the crisp fall air makes it prime time for runners, new and old, to hit the road and prepare to accomplish their goals.


Although my running has admittedly (though not entirely regrettably) fallen by the wayside, I want to give running some attention this fall and share with you advice, stories, and tips from other runners.  Throughout October and November, these guest bloggers will let you into the life of a runner and dare you to take your training, recovery, methods, and commitment to a new level.

So stay tuned!  There is much more to come. For now, I'll reiterate one of my earliest posts: Dare you to become a runner!  The fall foliage and autumn air makes this the perfect time to get out there and enjoy it.

Do you have a story you'd like to share?  

Dare you to
email me at dareyoutoblog (at) gmail.com to tell me about your first 5k or marathon, the way you became a runner, the tools that improve your runs, or anything else.  A guiding question for starters would simply beWhat was your "I'm a runner" moment? Do tell!

I've already got a lot of great tales and tips lined up, but would gladly accept new writers who want to share their story and inspire others!

ALSO coming up in October: October Photo A Day Challenge!  


Lindsay of The Lean Green Bean is hosting a fun challenge for the month.  After seeing photo-a-day challenges and passing them by, I decided Lindsay's Challenge looked awesome. Instead of random images, it's full of fit and nutritious dares that I'm ready to take on.  Are you?
Follow my photos on Instagram and Facebook.
I'll also share them each Friday, so you can see the dares and take some on, yourself :)

That's what's coming up this fall!  Stay tuned!

13 comments:

  1. we are doing our FIRST REAL family race this fall, too.

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  2. yeaaaaaaah girl! can't wait to see your pics!

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  3. Since my knee is apparently *really* effed up, the only race I'll be committing to is the big one in November. Sure, I'm not running, but I have many a Pres Obama tee to wear. I'm desperately trying to find one with him riding a Pegasus or unicorn.

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  4. I do love fall racing season--usually it's when I am in my best shape of the year and have my best chance at a PR. I always do a fall marathon. This year I'm doing my first west coast marathon!

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    1. Impressive that you do it every fall. Congrats on the west coast plan and good luck!

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  5. I ran my fall marathon and now I am looking forward to running for fun! I am going to hit the trails and play around with my heart rate on the roads. No REAL training until January 1! The weather is great and the only bummer is how dark it is in the morning.

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    1. Congrats on running your marathon already! Running for fun is always nice -- take a step back from the pressure and just remember why you enjoy it :)

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  6. I'm so excited to read about everyone's running journey! How sweet of you to host this!

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  7. me too me too! i'm excited for some fall races. Haven't done any in forever. And it's no pressure, just FUN!

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  8. I'm running my first half in November and I'm so excited! This is definitely a good season to try it :)

    P.S. I'm coming to NYC on Thursday and staying through Monday! I'm just coming to check out the city with some friends, so if you have suggestions (or want to meet up!!!) let me know! :)

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    1. Aweeeesomeeeee i can link up to your race recap after you finish! and WOOT email me!!

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  9. I love fall marathon (or race in general) season! So inspiring and exciting.

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