I did it! I owned up, bit the bullet, committed.... starting Monday March 5....I will start my 18 week training plan for......drum roll please.... Ta Da.....Missoula Marathon!!!!! I am super excited that I finally committed and now have a race on my plate that will get my focused! I'm excited to train and meet one of my besties in Missoula for my #3 marathon and her 2nd! Countdown to race day has begun...July 8, 2012!
As for other races.....My calendar is coming together.....
Back in November when they gave a discount for Veteran's day! I signed for my first Rock 'N Roll race...yeah Seattle RNR (June 23)is not the same weekend as Hoopfest this year so now I can run and still get to see my kids play basketball in the world's largest 3-on-3 tourney the next weekend in Spokane! I'm ready to try the new course. Back a few years ago my friend Kelli and I ran the Livestrong 5K that started and ended at Seattle Center. It was awesome-let's hope for the same! I also just booked my hotel room at this super cool hotel-Hotel Maxwell Oh and guess what? I'm running with same friend T who is running Missoula!
I mentioned in early January that I wanted to register for the Girlfriends Half Marathon (October 14) well registration day came and I "clicked" register! I just couldn't pass up this great race opportunity! With some many women supporting such a great cause. It's such a great race atmosphere-as website says Women Supporting Women! Great prerace activities, fun vendors, great food post-race, GREAT SWAG...and cute firemen handing out your finisher's gift...it's the next best race for fireman besides the NWM! Oh I have a great hotel right by start, close to pre-race dinner-Joe's Crab Shack! and.....two running buddies: E and yep, you guessed it T (again!!).
So there you have my major races-with a few local in there and possibly an entry into the Windermere Half Marathon in May that should sum it up! My hotels are booked, travel logistics are under way and I'm about one month away until "D" starts!
Have a great weekend-get that pre-Superbowl run in! I'm sure there is some fun virtual race for that and ooh ooh oooh Don't forget Sat Feb 11 Run for Sherry virtual race: Sherry Arnold - runner, mother, wife, daughter, and teacher- went for an early morning run on January 7, 2012, and never came home. Sherry's goodness, courage and strength prevail and she is not defined by the tragic way in which she died.
Stay Safe out there!