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This Saturday night my husband and I are signed up to run the Midnight Madness Run in Philadelphia, PA. I am excited to run this event because we will be jumping in to help light up the night a bit for the IN 24 Ultra Run that is going on that same day. I wonder how my body is going to preform at midnight. I have only really ran at night once before.

I am such a creature of habit. I typically run during my lunch hour at work or early in the morning on the weekends. Last week I was not able to run during lunch so I ran after dinner and that was not my best idea. My stomach did not appreciate the change. I'm going to try and do things exactly the way I would if this was a morning run.

I get up two hours before I have to leave the house. Eat my overnight oat drink lots of water and then head to the race. We have dinner plans and my sister in laws and after dinner she is going to keep our daughter so we can get some rest before the race. Its great to have support from people in your family.My running would not be possible without support from my family. Having two children I need sitters and I need to know that my children are happy and healthy while Im away from them. Now that my husband is liking more and more he may not always be my first option to care for the kids while I am out for a run.

I am very excited for this weekends event. I can not wait to see the ultra runners doing their thing. According to the NOVA Timing Website for last years IN24 Urban Ultra the 1st Place runner logged 143.8 mile in 23 hours and 42 minutes! Amazing performance! That is very minimal stopping with an average of 6 miles and hour. Holy crap!! I absolutely love being a part of the running community. Best of luck to all of the runners tomorrow in the 5k, IN 24 and Midnight Madness!


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