FOMO = FONR

I officially have FONR: Fear Of Not Racing. Being closely related to FOMO it has manifest itself into signing up for every race in 2013 that I hear about on twitter or through friends. I don’t want to miss out on a great race medal and the more friends I make who run, the more races I now want to run. It’s simple friendship math.

In my opinion there’s no better reward for a winter of running home in the dark, and plodding the wet streets on a Sunday morning than standing at the start line of an organised race.  I love the stress and excitement of all the planning that goes into getting to the start line of a race (what to wear, what bus will get me there, how long will bag drop take…) and it seems like such a luxury to go for a run with the route all planned out for you, that has water ready for you, AND a medal at the end. Plus, you are guaranteed to be captured looking your best.

Here are the races I’ve been FONR’d into singing up for this year

  1. Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon 1:55:40 (PB)
  2. Greenwich Meridian 10k DNS due to sickness
  3. Energizer Night Run 10k Saturday April 13, 2013
  4. London to Brighton Night Ride Saturday July 13, 2013
  5. Royal Windsor Trail Half Marathon Sunday May 26, 2013
  6. Islandsbanki Reykjavik Half Marathon Saturday August 24, 2013
  7. Royal Parks Half Marathon Sunday October 6, 2013

Here are the races my FONR is hoping I sign up for

  1. Tow Down Up Flow Half Marathon Sunday July 28, 2013
  2. London Duathalon Saturday September 15, 2013
  3. Women’s Running 10k Race Series London Saturday September 7, 2013
  4. Nike Run to the Beat Half Marathon ?? September, 2013

It’s already a lot of running (and money) spent on races so I have to think about what to save for next year.  With 2 international runs and a dip into cycling, I think I have enough on my plate for 2013.

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5 thoughts on “FOMO = FONR

  1. leahevansnz

    I think I will probably be able to convince you to add one or two more to that list! But I SO know what you mean. How about me the other night “but I can’t go to Budapest that weekend because I want to run 10k around the zoo”. Seriously? A 10K run over a European getaway? I think I need to sort my priorities out a bit – there will always be another 10k run (but at the ZOO?!). Or maybe I just need to start getting into these RUNcations you seem to have mastered. That could be the way forward!

    Love your upcoming race list, that’s going to be one heavy medal collection at the end of the year!

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  2. Lenka Istvanovaa

    I’ve the same problem – want to enter every race in the world :), especially those international ones. I think I will need to do some cleaning in my wardrobe and sell stuff on eBay to fund my races. I’ve recently noticed that I spend more money on running (races, clothing, nutrition) than on anything else. So yeah know the feeling.

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  3. Lenka Istvanova

    I’ve the same problem – want to enter every race in the world , especially those international ones. I think I will need to do some cleaning in my wardrobe and sell stuff on eBay to fund my races. I’ve recently noticed that I spend more money on running (races, clothing, nutrition) than on anything else. So yeah know the feeling.

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