Thursday, May 28, 2009
I received the diagnosis four years ago, after finally reading about it in a July TrailRunner magazine. It is called FOMO, and this dreaded disease afflicted me. FOMO ---Fear Of Missing Out, is affecting my everyday life. I use to be satisfied running 10k's, only to begin longing for 25k's. Then it became 50 milers, then 100 milers, and now, H E L P!! I can spend so much time reading about races put on by Racing the Planet, Primal Quest, and other adventure races that are run all over the world. I have this deep longing in the pit of my heart that wants to experience doing races that are so tough and so incredible that few "normal" people would ever even dream of doing them. Take The Coastal Challenge for example. That race was HARD! It was the kind of race that really let's you know just what you are made of. It shows you how tough you really are. It taught me that I can do ANYTHING. These kind of races challenge you physically and mentally. There is something very alluring about that to me. Unfortunately, these amazing races cost lots of big dollars. I've got the desire, but I don't have the money. What's a poor girl to do?
I am an ambassador for The Coastal Challenge. In January 2010, you can experience a race of a lifetime. It is a 6 day stage race located in Costa Rica in the remote and dry Northwestern coast. You will run through volcanic regions, through inland lakes, windswept highlands, jungle and tropical dry forest. The course is set in Costa Rica's driest area. Terrain: jungle and rainforest trails, rough and winding dirt roads, farm roads and some asphalt; mountain trail and some single track across ridgelines, passes and highlands; beaches and rocky outcroppings or reefs, dry tropical forest and rainforest, open lands including river/water crossings and more... This route is called The Route Of Fire. You can receive 5% off the registration fee by using my promo code. Just write KR10 on either the memo line of your check or the promo code on the online sign up. It's easy and you would be helping me at the same time! What a deal.
Well, I am off to a run to train for I don't know what. I will let you know when I figure that one out.