I'm sitting here tonight listening to the Biggest Loser as the last 4 contestants prepare to run the marathon...and I'm geeked. Why? Because in 21 weeks, I will tackle another marathon to redeem myself. And I'm stoked. I've been pretty consistent again with my workouts and I've been working with my trainer...I'm hoping to shave off at least 20 minutes of my previous marathon time. It will be a lot easier if I don't have a monstrous mental breakdown like I did in California. I've also been working on my race calender for the upcoming year, and I'm excited to see how it unfolds. Here's a possibility of what's to come (as far as longer races go)
CM Marathon in Tennessee April 30th
Borgess Marathon May 8th
Bayshore 10K May 28th
Charlevoix 1/2 june 25, 11
Chicago bank of America oct 9th 2011
NYC marathon Nov 6th (name is in for lottery, cross your fingers)
Notice those back to back marathons...um yea. The CM just happened to fall on my plate today, and I'm considering going for maniac status...(who am I and where did Erika go?)
While I realize that I have a few back to back runs, it really does depend on how things unfold. My work also sponsors an 8K and there are a few other local runs I plan on doing, so it should be another fun summer of running.
Speaking of running races, did I mention I went ahead and signed up for the Jingle Bell 5 K this weekend? Did I also mention is hasn't been over 30 degrees and snowing?? Guess there's no time like now to bust out those cold weather running pants! Oh goodness!
I'm also contemplating on MAYBE training for a small triathlon this summer. That would be some serious work for me because I'm not a huge fan of swimming in a lake, but with some practice, I maybe able to do it. hmmmm. Just something to think about.
Are you putting together a race schedule for next year?
Do you usually stay close to home or venture away?
I like running close to home, but I also love to get away for a race here or there. If you know of a good race that I should definitely try and get to, please let me know!!
I'm leaving you with the "picture version" of our 12 pubs of Christmas. The last vote is up to you...who has the ugliest sweater??
I'm not sure why we are standing outside of this bar, except we suddenly turned into the Rockettes for some reason!
Someone had a genius idea of shots...
Brain was the winner of the ugliest sweater...did I mention the shoulder pads?
Group shot...check out Julie's shoes (front center)...green and UGLY! hahaha!
I hope everyone is having an amazing week!