I didn’t really run last week. I’m not even sure what I did. It was kind of a blur of car buying, insurance fighting, kid wrangling, and job juggling. I just know that by Friday I was wrapped so tight, I thought I was going to shatter.
Finally, I went for a run on Saturday. Then I went for my birthday run on Sunday.
While I feel like I’ve got a bit more of a grip on things, I’m still struggling.
Since I couldn’t resolve any of the things that needed resolving and I refused to do any paid work on my birthday, I opted to begin planning my fall races and doing some of the logistic stuff for the Riverboat Series.
I think if I actually sign up for some races, I will be motivated to actually train for them, right?
So, here’s what I have on the board so far to finish out 2013:
September 28 – Clarendon Day – I think this year I’ll do the 5K+10K option. You run down the hill (5K) then have to get back up the hill then run down and around for the 10K. It would be a good training run for my first half of the fall.
October 12 – Baltimore Running Festival Half Marathon
November 10 – Virginia Running Festival (this one is VERY tentative)
November 16 – Richmond Half Marathon
November 17 – Potomac River Run Half Marathon
December 8 – VA Runner Blue and Gray Half Marathon
I need to find a couple of backup races just in case, but I plan to register for Potomac River and Richmond this week. Bonus points for those two because I won’t have to get a hotel. Baltimore signup will have to wait until I at least manage an 8-10 mile run, as I may not be ready.
Now let’s talk 2014!
I have a goal in 2014: I plan to hit Venus. Yes, I’m apparently not happy enough with being on Earth. No idea what I’m talking about? I’m talking about being a Half Fanatic. To hit Venus, I need to run 13 half marathons in 79 days. (If you clicked over there, know that some day, I will be shooting for the Sun. Just sayin’)
The key piece of that? 5 halves in 5 days as part of the Riverboat Series. And what’s 8 more in two months when you’ve done that?
To add to the fun? We may drive to the Series. As Beer Geek said, “Just think of all the counties we’ll hit…”
I may have hurt myself rolling my eyes, but I shouldn’t complain. After all, it’s his county counting that’s getting me all over the country to run races…
After (blue=done, red=already planned):
Wonder how many other states I can pull off in 2014???
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I just planned out my fall races. Great motivator but I also get hesitant registering for ones a few months out. The what ifs – injuries,etc make me hold back just a bit. Good luck on getting to Venus!
racing is so fun! i totally miss running but know i’ll be back at it someday!
dang you inspire me…
You will pull off SC too!!! I hope you find some I haven’t done so I can tag along.
Well happy birthday!! Wow I’m glad I didn’t commit to 13 in 2013. As the year winds down you realize how ambitious that was! Good for you. I like the image of shattering at the end of the week…that’s how I’m feeling at the end of my training now. Wish I was in the DC metro area with all those races- they would definitely keep me more honest. So nice you have so many options. Go get ’em!
Happy belated birthday! Planning out the race calendar usually motivates me… hope it works for you, too! And the Venus goal- wow!!
Wow, that is an impressive schedule. I would love to try for Half Fanatics, but I’m not sure I would get the support from the hubs. Financially or time….
You’re on a whirlwind girl!
Oh my goodness – 13 halves in 79 days sounds like a big achievement. But I’ve seen what you can do when you put your mind to it so I’m sure you can get it done.
I think I’ve sorted out your feed issues. Fingers crossed.
Exciting and busy schedule but so much to look forward to and certainly to get motivated for. I think it’s a great challenge. You will do it!
13 half marathons in 79 days?! Holy smokes – but I have no doubt you’ll do it 🙂