I am kinda anxious about a few things: school assignments, pre-marathon jitters & general life stuff.
Nothing too serious, but I have a to-do list that’s sixty feet long but all I can really bring myself to do is to watch another episode of Dexter…we’re finally halfway through Season 3!
Other than zoning out on blu-rays, I’ve taken to daydreaming about my upcoming race schedule again. Beyond my 2012 schedule, here are some ‘blue sky’ ideas – did you know some people are anti-brainstorming? Meh to them Besides…I make my opportunities! Plus, this is my blog so unless people comment, I am essentially talking to myself…hmmm…
The Hershey Half Marathon - Hershey, PA – October
This half marathon takes places at the “Sweetest Place on Earth” and serves several of my criterion for choosing a race – a unique aspect, (being that it’s associated with the Hershey Park) it can be bundled into a vacation and…hello…CHOCOLATE. I found out about it kinda late this year and it was already sold out, but an October half in the Northeast sounds pretty sweet to me.
The Historic Half - Fredericksburg, VA – May
This race is associated with its bigger brother, The Marine Corps Marathon (see below!) but is more laid back – in race distance and general atmosphere. I do like Fredericksburg though (ran the Stonewall Jackson 2-miler there) and it’s not far from Charlottesville.
The Marine Corps Marathon - Washington, DC – October
With all the anticipation building over this year’s race (it’s this weekend!!) it’s dawned on me how HUGE this event is! My twitterverse has literally exploded with #MCM updates and I have to admit, I am swept up in the fever! DC truly is an awesome place to run and I don’t know when, but I count this race as a big BUCKET LIST draw for me.
Walt Disney World Goofy Race and a Half Challenge - Orlando, FL – January
Who the heck runs 39.3 miles in two days? Me, in 2013! Well, that’s the plan! See, WDW Marathon Weekend is a beast in its own regard – what, with a 5K, 1/2 and full marathon on property in early January, but therein lies the challenge of running a half marathon on a Saturday, followed by a full the very next day. Yes, insane…but I’ve already found a posse of likeminded individuals on the same zany mission.
The Honolulu Marathon - Honolulu, HI – December
I really like Hawaii. I really like running. It would be pretty darn cool to match these two LIKES up, dontcha think?!
The New York City Marathon - New York City, NY – November
Cliche, yes? Do I care? NO! I have been enamored by the idea of the NYC Marathon since my friend Brittney ran it last year. As you may well know, I started running just last year so never dreamed a marathon could be in my future, but on the cusp of my first, I find myself gravitating closer to this idea…of course, it’s hard to get in (lottery system) but one day…yes, one day…yes. The energy, the atmosphere and just…New York City. Seriously. Seriously.
Boston - Boston, MA – April
Riiiiight. Boston requires qualification…and the qualifications times keep getting speedier! But as long as we’re dreaming, we should dream BIG, right!? I heard that you can get faster as you get older…um, yes, let’s go with that! As my fellow blogger Dorothy says, Dream Big and Run Long! And I am feeling particularly inspired, y’know, after reading a recent guest post on Ashley’s blog, where Robin shares her story of seeing the Boston Marathon on TV, then literally working her booty off to qualify, running 15 marathons in four years! AMAZING!!
What races should I add to my list?