I decided to sign up for the 40th Annual Turkey Trot Run in Webster this year. I chose the "2.5 miler fun run" instead of the 4.4 miler. I figure, it may be Turkey day, but I don't want to go too crazy.
I know I could do both, but the run prohibits headphones. I always run with headphones. I'm sure I would be fine, but I like to listen to an audio book or podcast to help keep my mind active slightly distracted. When I don't run with headphones, I tend to analyze my run too much, and end up making it worse.
I focus on my breathing, and how it should be longer/deeper, or that my stride is not Gazelle enough.
If this goes well, maybe I'll do the 4.4 next year.