I signed up for this one for a couple of reasons:
1. On Saturday, I went up to Sausalito via the Golden Gate bridge and it was gorgeous up there! I pretty much decided then that I was going to do the Emerald 12K. I hope the weather is just as nice on race day!
2. The race is five weeks from now and during two of those weeks I'll be on a business trip in China and Japan. Unfortunately, I am not very good about working out when traveling. Vacation, maybe. Business, hardly ever! So I'm hoping that having this race a week after I return will motivate me to get my butt in gear overseas.
On a side note, I ran the Golden Gate Bridge before during the US Half in 2006 - it's definitely fun but to get on the bridge, you need to tackle some serious hills. And I haven't done much hill work lately so I'll need to do some work there.
My first Rock 'n' Roll event! I'm excited to run this one as it's right in my backyard. The course will be nice and flat so I plan to target this one for a new half PR. It's not until October so I have plenty of time to train. And it was a good deal, too. Using the Disney coupon code ("Disney", if you're interested) with early registration, it was only a $50 race!
Anyone care to join me for these two?