Saturday, February 2, 2013
So you may be asking why the sudden jump in miles, or you may not, but i am going to tell you any ways. At the end of 2012 I committed myself to 2 challenges for 2013. One is the 5by5 virtual challenge by Laura over at http://www.mommyrunfast.com/5-by-5th-virtual-run-series/ The series is 6 virtual races that can either be 5k or 5miler by the 5th of every month until June. Each month there is a race bib that you can print and wear if you would like and there are prizes. In January I ran a 5 miler in almost the same amount of time I ran a 5 k this month, but that is neither here nor there. The second thing I committed myself to was 13 races in 2013 by Jill over at http://jillconyers.com/2012/11/fitness-friday-are-you-ready-to-run-13-in-2013/ Basically the goal is simple you run 13 races of any kind in 2013. Now some people were braver than I and committed to a distance, I chose to leave mine opened ended and registered for the varied category.
The cool thing about both commitments is that they can be all virtual races which means I save money and can run them any where. Each person has 6 virtual races planned for there event which means I only have to find one more race to run before the end of the year (preferably with a medal)
Other running thing. I will not be running the 10 miler in France, that might be the saddest thing I have said all day. Also I do not believe I will be running the Athens half marathon in April due to my work/school schedule will not allow for proper training and race day recovery. However with those things being said I will hopefully be running the Rock N Roll half marathon in St. Louis in October, the Hot Chocolate 15k in Columbus in November and entering the raffle to run the 2014 Nike Womens Half in November. I know it isn't much of a race schedule but for as much travel and 20 hr work days I do right now as a student it is kind of the best I have. I am also looking at running the color run with a friend who has decided she wants to start running and she came to me for help! Me! It is crazy to think less than a year ago I knew nothing about running and now i will be helping one of my best friends in Ohio get to her first 5k!
Ok this has been a long post and i thank you for staying with me. I am off to Brixton market today after I wash the running smell off of me! Have a great Saturday everyone!