Fever for a full moon

“In this life we get only those things for which we hunt, for which we strive, and for which we are willing to sacrifice.” – George Matthew Adams

After having such a great time at Beyond Running’s Filthy 5K last week, I really wanted a chance to run in a couple upcoming local races before ramping up my marathon training.

My leisurely pace while running with Riley during the Filthy left me craving to run fast – or at least as fast as I can go. That’s my plan Saturday in the upcoming Red River Run in Fargo’s Lindenwood Park. Since it’s Halloween, plenty of runners will dress up in costumes. I just haven’t figured out if I’m going to arrive in a costume, partly because I haven’t given much thought to outfit ideas.

And, after some planning out work schedules, I’m going to be able to run Nov. 3 in the Full Moon 5K, sponsored by the Dick Beardsley Running Company. My goal will be to set a personal best for the 3.1-mile distance. Once I’ve taken a little more recovery time, it will be time to start logging longer runs in preparation for the marathon in Phoenix.

One of the challenges I’ve been dealing with, as I anticipate winter’s arrival, is finding the perfect winter running jacket. I’ve been on a mission, spending far too much time researching online, and still haven’t come to a decision. I’m partially to Brooks clothing, but I’ve also researched North Face, Sugoi and about a half dozen others.

While there are quite a few choices, I don’t know which one is best for me. It needs to be windproof and water resistant, and keep me warm. I don’t like being remotely cold, even in the early stages of a run. If anyone has suggestions, I’d appreciate the feedback.

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