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Confessions of an adrenaline junkie (nonextremist)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hi, my name is Alecia & I'm addicted to adrenaline.
You won't find me jumping from restricted caverns or trying to scale the Eiffel tower in a flying squirrel base jumping suit (yet), but I do enjoy the heightened excitement that competition and event days bring.

I've completed only 2 major competitive runs this year so far (my season's just beginning). This period between runs is giving me ants in the pants (but not cooties)! I'm looking for inexpensive runs in my area, but in a large city with a very active fit culture that's rather difficult. Most of the fun races here are national chains and unless you register nearly a year in advance you can expect to pay upwards of $45 emoticon , no bueno for a grad student on a tight budget.

Back home running was cheap. The demand for "active culture" (sounds like a term used to describe the probiotics in my yogurt, lol) was just enough to support events, but not enough to raise the price and entry fees to ridiculous levels, and organizers were practically begging for participation. I suppose the trade-off is fair though. Surroundings that support a fit lifestyle for a higher cost of participation, or surroundings that are not as motivating with lower entry costs.

So, I will continue to run my local parks, enter contests to win race entries, and wait until my half marathon in November. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LILSHINE 4/26/2013 1:13PM

    Great job

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IAMBIZI 4/25/2013 1:04AM

    ARe you running the festival international race?

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DALID414 4/24/2013 9:33PM

    Whatever keeps you running emoticon

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BELIEVING-N-ME 4/24/2013 6:48PM

    Congratulations on ALL your triumphs!
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CIERAPOET 4/24/2013 1:57PM

    emoticon Happy Wednesday To You!!!

Your Adrenaline is Catching!!!! Congratulations for ALL Your Triumphs and Doing What Makes You Happy. Or I Should Say That You've Found What Makes You EXCITED And That Brings GREATER Successes! Enjoy Yourself!!!
Be Blessed!
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PRESBESS 4/24/2013 1:36PM

    You definitely have the running fevahhh! Keep on keeping on!

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LILY_SPARK 4/24/2013 12:23PM

    I'm not a fan of those deals sites/ emails BUT I got sucked into one again and they're running a special on race entry. I'm in the STL area but yours may have it going, too. Mine was found in livingsocial but I think they're all the same.

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LINWASH23 4/24/2013 11:52AM

    Way to go, let us know when you plan your own run--it will be great because you have a lot of experience of both kind. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 4/24/2013 11:32AM

    This is awesome! Gotta love those endorphins! I like to say that I'm addicted to myself, lol.

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