Friday, April 11, 2014

Ready to get racing

Now that the weather is getting nicer, I am getting very antsy to get outside and run on a regular basis.  More than that, I'm eager to get going on some races. Especially after seeing photos from Holly's adventure at the Cherry Blossom 10-miler in Washington, D.C. (And I now really want to do that race next year.)

As you might recall, I have a goal of completing eight races this year.  I haven't done a single one yet.  But have no fear, I have at least registered for a few.

Here are the events I've already signed up for:
- Run for River Virtual 5K -- this weekend (the real event is in Alabama, but I'll be doing my own)
- Glow Run 5K -- May 31
- Run to Exile 10K -- April 14 (my first 10K!!)
- IMT Des Moines Half-Marathon -- Oct. 19 (yep, I went ahead and registered for it)

And here are the other races I'm considering:
- Windsor Heights 5K -- May 17 
- Metro Arts Rock 'N Run -- TBD

I would also like to find a race each for July and August.  And if I don't die during my half, I will probably do a race in November.  Maybe December. At this rate, I may end up exceeding my goal of eight. I would not be sad about that.

What races are ahead for you?  
Which one are you most excited about?


Last week's workouts
Friday: Off.
Saturday: Off.
Sunday: Off.
Monday: Yoga at home (30 mins.)
Tuesday: Baseball Watching Workout during the Rangers game (probably 45 mins. of activity)
Wednesday: 4-mile walk with friends (70 mins.)

Thursday: BodyPump (60 mins.) + Zumba (30 mins.)

This was not the week of workouts I had planned.  But after Saturday's gastritis attack, I decided to take it easy for a few days and then ease back into my normal routine. I really felt lethargic after all that downtime, but I'm feeling better and it's good to get back to my normal activities.


 Total as of 4/11
289 minutes



  1. I'm so happy you registered for the half!!! It really gives a boost to your training when you register for the big day. I haven't run at all since my race last Sunday and I have a 5K tomorrow...but it's more like a fun run for me so I think I should be OK.

  2. And I don't know how I missed the shoutout at the beginning of this post, but THANKS!!! :-D Cherry Blossom was fantastic and YOU HAVE TO RUN IT NEXT YEAR!!! It was absolutely one of the flattest courses I've ever run, which made it so much better, and it was gorgeous and fun. DO IT :)

  3. I need to get back to running, too. Signing up for a race or two would definitely be good motivation to get off my duff and pull on my running shoes.

  4. I'm working on planning out a race schedule for the summer! If I don't have a commitment, it's likely I won't run. :)


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