January: 3M Half Marathon. Yeah that already happened. You can read the recap here.
|Kortni, Me, Val|
February: I wanted to do a 10k on Valentine's Day, but it has a late start time and conflicts with my son's hockey schedule. Whomp Whomp.
March: Shamrock Shuffle Half Marathon. Somehow I got talked into doing a race I did NOT want to do, but I'm excited about it. It's super hilly and I didn't want to do it because of that, but I decided to run with my friend Jaime and we plan to just HAVE FUN! Those are the best races. Seriously.... going for a 2:30 finish time. Here's the elevation.
|Elevation Chart. HILLS!!!!!!!!!|
April: Pirates 5k Home Run. I don't want to run another 5k, but I have to because I know I can improve my time and this is a flat fast place to do it. Plus it's the Pirates!
|At my last 5k in September 2014|
May: Indianapolis Mini Marathon and Pittsburgh Half Marathon. That's right 2 half marathons in one month. In fact, they're on back-to-back days. The Pittsburgh Half Marathon is my favorite race and it is ALWAYS the same weekend as the Indianapolis Mini. I've always wanted to do the Mini, but didn't want to miss out on Pittsburgh. I concocted this crazy idea to do the Indy Mini on Saturday and the Pittsburgh Half on Sunday and even managed to talk 4 other crazy ladies into it with me (pictured below).
|Tracey and Kim|
|Kate (in the front). Jaime (in the back) was sparred some how|
|2014 MS Escape to the Lake|
Runcations 5k (in the Outer Banks). This race will jut be for fun. It's run on the beach on a Wednesday. It's just a fun thing to do on vacation. The last time I did it, was NOT fun and SUPER slow.
|2013 OBX Sunrise 5k|
|2014 Dam Tri|
July: Lake Latonka Friendly Frolic. This is the 2 mile race I do with my family every year. It's challenging for me (I hate running fast) but one of these days I'll beat Nicholas or my dad. One can dream.
|2014 (less people attended than normal)|
Moraine Butler Sprint Tri. This race is low key and fun. I think I'll always do it if I can because I enjoy the short swim and bike course. I need to step up my game this year.
Liberty Mile: Maybe. This is a one mile all out race.
August: I don't do anything when it's hot. Haha. I can't believe I don't have anything planned (that I can remember) in August. I better remedy that. Maybe my wallet could use a break.
September: The Great Race. I need a FLAT FAST 10k and this is it. It's actually down hill. I've never done this hometown race but there's a conflict..... see below. If I happened to not do Ragnar, I'll do the Great Race.
Adirondacks Ragnar Relay. I had SO MUCH fun with Ragnar last year that I really want to do it again this year. Our team isn't set in stone yet, but we're getting there. Hard to commit this far out.
|Van 2. Love these ladies.|
October: Quick Chick 10K. If I don't do the great race, I'll do this race. I want to race it this year and see what I can do.
Buffalo Creek Half Marathon. It's just a must. Small, local and flat.
|2014 with Kim|
November: EQT 10 miler. I want to do this race and it will probably work out well for the taper, but I'm kinda hoping I'll be on a cruise when this race is happening. Sacrifices. We shall see!
Philly Marathon. My 4th attempt at 26.2 and hopefully a PR for me.
December: Christmas is here. My wallet needs another break!
So There you have it. 13 to 16 races/events. Please don't add up the money spent. Running is a cheap sport, remember? ha!