Tuesday, November 12, 2013

whats up next?

everyone i know (yes, everyone. seriously.) is writing a "whats up next" sort of post. i wanna be all like "im gonna spend too much money on shopping for xmas gifts (as always) and eat a lot of complex carbs on a thursday in november (related: its also my birthday! what goes best with turkey and mashed potatoes and stuffing with gravy and carrot casserole? cake. duh)...

but these "whats up next" posts are all about running. i need new friends who just want to eat and be lazy and spend money... where are you?! but if you know me well enough, you know that wouldnt probably satisfy me either, as evidenced by the fact that i said after running my super fast (for me) half marathon PR last week that i was going to take time off from running. and then i ran 20 miles over the following days, including speed work. i have a problem.

of course the problem could be a lot worse. running 20 miles is better than eating 20 bags of doritos (although i guess it depends on who youre talking to). but i like to run so that i can eat those doritos. see how that works? it all evens out i think. (i was gonna post a pic of something dorito related here so i went and started searching pinterest. dont do that. now im starving).

so anyway... whats up next? well i thought i was going to have to work on the ever dreaded turkey trot 5k race day, but alas i realized i have it off, and i have henry coverage. so sadly i have to go and try to knock some sort of respectable time there, despite my true hatred for that course. (run as fast as i can for the first mile, fall apart and die the third mile. happens. every. damn. year.) maybe i can try to keep it somewhat consistent this year? probably not. we'll find out.

this is how i feel about 5ks.

i am sad that i am working on thanksgiving day though... not only because its my bday and who wants to work on your bday?! but also because i love the thanksgiving day 4 miler in portland. oh well, maybe next year. (or maybe work will be slow and i can ask to come in after? we'll see). and for the rest of this year, the only other thing i have planned is the Operation Jack satellite 10k. this is the 4th year we have put on a small fun event here in maine to help support OJ... you can read more about it here and register and come join us for the 10k run/walk on dec 28th. and then we go and drink coffee and eat all the carbs at mr. bagel after! i wonder if they have doritos?

2014 is still kinda up in the air at this point. theres a small local 5k ill do in january with sarah and then the mid winter classic 10 miler in february. tyler, brayden, and i have already signed up for the great bay half marathon in april, one that i have done a few times. a gorgeous hilly course but a great event, and im excited to have them involved this year!

why do i buy race photos?! cuz i look hot. clearly.

i said i was going to do a triathlon again next year but i just dont think thats gonna happen (i dont have a bike. kinda important). instead ive almost decided on a may marathon and maybe an ultra marathon, and potentially two marathons in the fall. im sure other small races will come up here and there, but i need to focus on what i really want to do. what is it that i really want to do? still to be determined. ive got time.


what are your 2014 race plans (or dorito eating plans... related: can i join you)? how far in advance do you schedule/sign up for races? is anyone going to join me in these races? are you hungry now?

16 comments:

  1. I'm quitting running, going on a get fat quick diet plan and the only speed work I have In mind is running to the fridge and/or DQ. Yep, that's my plan. Fuck it.
    Or... A stupid New Years day 10K, the stupid Mid Winter Classic (barf) and stupid Hampton Half. Dammit. I guess I can't get too fat. :-( At least I have the brains to avoid those god awful Turkey trots! Noooooooooo!!!!! (but have fun. I'll secretly be jealous)

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  2. I am usually the last minute race runner. Planned stuff doesn't always work out for me. And yes, I will eat all the doritos with you. But I actually prefer sour cream and onion chips with onion dip. Don't you dare forget our trail runs next year!!

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    1. yup. totally forgot... dont worry, ill be there.

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  3. Stephanie (Wife, Mommy, Me) directed me your way. Follow pavement pounder right here!
    Have you ever done the Goofy Challenge at Disney World? A 1/2 mary on Saturday followed by the full mary on Sunday. Boom, 39.3 miles in two days.

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    1. i have never done goofy... i did the half marathon and i would love to do goofy one day. are you doing it?! i would be very jealous... although i thought the race was just kinda meh and boring (im sure the full would be more fun)

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    2. also, have you seen this years newly added dopeys challenge? ill need to win the lottery to make that happen, but still seems fun!

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  4. and my plan is to run NONE of the miles! :) role reversal right there! but i will cheer you on and eat doritos as i spectate ALL your miles :) #bestfriendFTW

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  5. LOVE race planning and setting goal for the New Year! Since I'm expecting our baby girl in March, my goal for next year is to recover from that and slowly getting into a running routine with stroller. I think I might want to try another marathon in 2015. Let's see :)

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  6. Wait, what? was I not the only one to write a What's Next post?
    My plans... keep running on the treadmill like a whiny bitch because I don't like it when snow touches my skin. This is going to be a problem for the OJ 10K and Midwinter Classis, isn't it?

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  7. Oh Danielle, you make me giggle. (As I sit her in my mismatched pjs scarfing down peanut butter cup frozen yogurt...because that's healthier than ice cream, right?!) I am registered for a few small things here and there. I also plan on running a marathon in May with Janell and Sam from OJ. (Although they will be ahead of me since I'm the slowpoke in the group) then I have nothing planned after that since I don't know when I'm moving or where the hell I'm moving yet.heck I have no freaking clue what region I may even end up. Ugh.

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  8. And P.S. Wherever I end up best have a fall marathon that I can train for so that I can run through the depression I will be experiencing after leaving all my New England friends. Sad.

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  9. This post is absolutely hilarious!!! You make me sick though! An ultra marathon really?!?!? Actually I'm not sick just jealous! One day I'll be as cool as you. :)

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  10. I've only got four races planned for 2014 - Dubai full (Jan), Wadi Bih 50k Canyon Run (Feb), Comrades (Jun), and Medoc (Sep). I think that's enough. Dopey is scheduled for 2015 when it's the 10th anniversary of Goofy so the medal will be extra cool. :)

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