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Ok, back to the business at hand…
How is everyone doing on their #NovemberMileage? I’m running a little behind (no pun intended), but I’m ok with that. I only ran 62.3 miles in October, so as long as I keep running how I have been, I’ll blow October out of the water. I’d still like to hit 100, but it’s honestly a bit of a stretch goal. Either way, I’ll be done with 1000 miles by the end of the month! If you update the spreadsheet (or tweet, leave a comment, or hit me up on facebook), I’ll draw a name for a small surprise!
This weekend I was all about the beer! First, we headed to our usual Friday night dinner, where I had the opportunity to wear my “brewery staff” shirt to Mad Fox Brewery.
I’ve been waiting for the shirt ever since I helped brew their Wee Heavy a few years ago.
Then we spent Saturday at the DC Beer Festival at the Nationals’ Stadium, followed by a couple of hours at a Mad Fox festival.
[Tweet “This weekend was all about the beer and next year’s epic plans!”]
Finally, next fall is shaping up to be EPIC (and I don’t mean our gecko…)
Already on the calendar:
6 half marathons in 6 days
Because 5 half marathons in 5 days was not enough, I’ll now be joining Mainly Marathons for another event. In September of 2015, I’ll be racing in ND, SD, NE, MT, WY, and CO. The hardest part about this is that I’ll be running my heaviest mileage in August, which is historically my lowest mileage month. But, I really need a medal that stretches all the way to the ground!
Then, I’ll be heading back to Ragnar DC for another relay. At least this time, my mileage should have me in a good place to run as many miles as needed. Even if I get to be runner 7 again, the route has changed, so things will be different. It’s also later in the year, so perhaps I won’t have such a hot and sweaty first leg.
Marine Corps Marathon
It’s time. The 40th annual Marine Corps Marathon is taking place next fall. I’m a sucker for big, milestone numbers. I ran the 25th Army 10 miler, just because it was a milestone year. Between 6 half marathons in 6 days and Ragnar, I should be in prime shape to run a marathon, so marathon #3 will be a return to why this whole blog started. If I’m going to stay MCM Mama, I need to run MCM again.
What about you? Anything Epic in the works for 2015?
23 thoughts on “#NovemberMileage, beer, and an epic fall”
WHoa! Sounds like you have an intense year coming up! I am sure it will be a good one though, life begins at the end of your comfort zone after all 🙂 I have london marathon planned, but that is about it! I can’t wait to race that, especially as all my family and friends can come watch!
Oooh nice preview to your 2015 plans 🙂 Making a list of Sept-Nov marathons (the 40th MCM is on that list) – my sister is getting married in October… so depending on that day will help make my decision 🙂
You and your beer crack me up! Doing ok on my mileage challenge so far. Looking forward to running 2 Ragnars with you in 2015.
I’ve yet to plan 2015, because…I can’t find a planner I like. Isn’t that lame? HAHA! It looks like your 2015 is going to be full of adventures! I love the 6 half marathons in 6 days, crazy!
oh how I LOVE your beeeeer pics on the book of the face.
they never fail to make me smile.
Wow, that does sound like an epic Fall next year! I’m waiting to make any firm decisions until I run my first half and make sure I want to keep going for next year but I have a sneaking suspicion I will 🙂 There are a couple halfs that I’m flirting with the idea of next year. The beer festival looks like it was a ton of fun!
You go girl! The half marathon challenge sounds awesome!
You are amazing- I love it!! So far I have Boston planned for 2015 which I’m thrilled about… not sure what beyond that.
I’m with you on the milestone numbers; isn’t that why we keep track of all of these things, anyway? 🙂 Six half marathons in six days is quite the challenge, missy; way to go! I’m sure you do amazingly well and, after all, there is medal stretch to the floor for motivation, right? Incredible! I would love to participate in a Ragnar Relay one of these days; you all always seem to have so much fun. Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend; thank you for sharing, and for linking up this week! So nice to have you!
Love your beer-focused weekend! And awesome plans for 2015!! I’m psyched that you decided to take on MCM again. I’m going to live vicariously through you 😉
Great goals! I totally LOVE beer too and might have had a few too many Friday night 😉 Next year my big goal is to do a 70.3 ironman triathlon.
Wow! Next year is so, shall we say, well developed for you already! Exciting! NYCM was my big goal for this year and all I’ve got left are a few turkey trots then nothing next year….stay tuned.
I’ve definitely got epic plans for 2015! Going to hit the Triathlon circuit hard and do my first Half Ironman!!! Other big plans too!
Wow – I’m excited that you are upping your challenge to 6 in 6!!! And, a medal that touches the ground sounds pretty epic!!
You have a lot of big plans – can’t wait to follow along!
oh my wow… epic indeed! and I had my eye on the craft beer festival but ended up with too much going on Saturday. And I had purchased tix to Metro Cooking DC. Looks like a good time though!
I’m in awe…6 marathons in 6 days. You rock!
I hate to plan too far ahead…I am going to run a half in Sarasota in March. After that, I don’t know. I’m a little intimidated by your schedule, that’s for sure!
Oh man I am so behind when it comes to EPIC!!!! 6 halfs in 6 days? YOU ARE A BEAST and I can’t wait to read all about it.
And here I was proud of my first 10K this past weekend! 1000 miles? 6 half marathons in 6 days? You rock! I’m not a runner… yet. My goal was to do three 5K’s and a 15K this year. So far, I’ve done four 5K’s, the 10K this last weekend, and I have a 15K next month. I’m considering training for a half next fall.
You’re taking epic running to a whole new level! Epic in 2015 will be either MCM or Chicago. Either way it will be a racecation with my husband 🙂
Sounds like you’ve got a great 2015 in the works. Can’t wait to keep up with your running journey!
I just registered (about an hour ago!) for my first half marathon! Rock N Roll DC here I come! Eek!!!
Wow, 2015 is going to be an amazing year for you!