since everyone else is writing their upcoming 2013 epic year race plans and im all "yeah my marathon this year will be pushing a bowling ball out of a..." (well you get the idea...) im just slightly jealous of it all. but ill be back. oh, i will be back. i am not running a lot these days but im happy i still can run. and im trying to maintain some level of fitness so that i dont have to take months getting myself back in shape after the baby arrives. i know i wont be as fast as i was this year, but i would like to stay strong. i really love running, and this year has taught me a lot about myself and my running, and i am definitely missing that time out on the road now more than ever.
current plans for this year include:
beach 2 beacon 10k august 3rd (well, if i can get in... registration last year closed in like 6 minutes. not kidding)
maine half marathon or smuttynose half marathon october 6th
mdi marathon october 20th (just running for fun. and going to convince michelle to do it with me. go bug her about it)
races i would love to do someday (so i guess its like my race bucket list)
ive said i have wanted to do this for many years. i remember standing amongst the crowd of 18,000 other runners before the disney half marathon in 2007, and i asked a guy what his race bib meant that said "goofys challenge" on it. i thought he was insane. i had never run a marathon at this time (disney was actually only my 4th half), and after each one of those halfs i could barely walk, let alone fathom running a marathon the next day. now im crazy enough to think i could do it. and actually enjoy it. i still think its stupid they dont give you access to the park afterwards though, and you have to be there at like 330am... and its still hot in january in florida... and its a lot of highway running... why is this on my list again?
-bermuda triangle challenge
sarah and i are going to take a vacation together. anyone else coming for girls weekend?
still trying to convince jeri and sam for some year... and i know ill stay with meg. right?
-rev 3 oob 70.3
this is one of two 2014 goals. i was able to volunteer at the finish line of this race this past summer, and what a great time i had! i am looking forward to doing that again this year.
-great cranberry island 50k
this is also a for sure 2014 goal
-operation jack marathon
and then head to the rose bowl parade with jeri
-and, as crazy as it may sound after last years distaster/puke fest, id like to try around the lake marathon once more. thats probably a really stupid idea, but ive never been one to make the smartest of decisions. sara, youre in again too right?
its not a huge list, and im ok with that (these races are getting awfully pricey!) nyc is no longer on that list. san francisco nike womens marathon sounds fun but again, i have to think about my family and sadly about money. and boston... who doesnt love running boston. as much as i would enjoy the experience, i just dont know if its do-able. i love the races around here and will stick to doing many of those, as well as ones for charities that mean something to me vs traveling far away just to run a marathon. but of course if i happen to be on a vacation with ty in a place that just so happens to have a marathon... well that might just be ok.
what are some of your bucket list races? any that i should consider adding? :)