Shhhh.... I have a secret....
It seems 2014 is the year for me to make new goals as the year progresses. With a run under my belt in January, and now one in February, I've decided to run a race for each month of 2014. There has been much calendar checking, and race googling, to come up with the following list. I'm pretty darn excited about these:
January - MEC Race 1. Check!
February - Hypothermic Half Marathon - yes!
March - ready? This one is alot of fun - Lavaman 5K
April - MEC Race 2
May - MEC Race 3 (you can't beat these. $15 to run a race. Plus, I've read running 5K races to be a good indicator of marathon finishing time. Kind of excited (have I said that alot in this post?), to have some "small" runs to race)
June - the BIG one. Calgary Marathon. Swallow. 42.2K. Egad!
July - Not sure yet. There are so many summer races I'm going to wait and grab a fun one. Maybe trail?
August - same as July.
September - ooh September. I started out by wanting to race Melissa's. It was my first race I ever ran back in 2002. But even getting a race spot is ridiculous. This is where the thought train of this race list even came from. I decided to try out some new things, instead of always running the old. A girl determined for fancy medals, I looked into Canmore Cause, but couldn't figure out if all finishers received a medal, or just the top three. So I started internet researching for the answer, and a blog (can't remember which now sorry), pointed me to the Drumheller Half. A medal with a dinosaur chasing a runner? Yes! Plus to run through the badlands. Beautiful. September will bring me to Drum.
October - MEC Race 7.
November - Banff Winterstart?
December - more than likely this will be Catch the Elves.
That's a total race distance of 158.5 (if July and August end up being 10K races). Crazy cakes.