Yesterday, I finally got around to signing up for the Horsetooth 1/2 Marathon. I ran the race, last year, with the Goddess. It was a challenging course. Worthy of another run. I went in sort of blind. I was unfamiliar with the course outside of that there is a hill. A hill that goes on for four miles at the start of the race. Yes, I was unaware of that fact. My own fault for not researching the course. When Lindsay suggested that race, I agreed, wholeheartedly, because I wanted to complete another 1/2 Marathon with her and the timing was right.
Since then, it has been in the back of my mind to do a redemption run. I will be prepared this time. I have been bugging Sara Jo and Lindsay to sign up, too. Lindsay will remember the course; and, Sara will complete her 2nd Half Marathon. Yes, it will be a lovely day.
One race planned. Last year, at this time, I am fairly certain that I had most of my events planned out. I feel like a slacker!
In my defense, I am transitioning in a few areas in my life. Running, although motivational/thought provoking/athletic/necessary in my life, has sort of taken a back seat to other areas. Today, I thought I would consider what events I would like to do.
Then, I received a reminder e-mail from the Fresh Air Fund regarding their sponsorship at the upcoming NYC 1/2 Marathon. The race is March 20th and a wonderful way to physically challenge yourself and give back to the community. Check it out at--http://freshairmarathon.com. The Fresh Air Fund is also looking for host families for the 2011 summer. If you are interested, here is the link--www.freshair.org.
One day, I will run for their organization. Maybe in November for the NYC Marathon.
I hope to complete a full marathon and 3 half marathons this year. I am a third of the way there. I would love to complete another wine series destination race, too. Those are fun. Well, anything that incorporates wine is going to be of interest, in my book.
I need to think on it more. I sense that most of my running will be in the fall. I am excited for this new year of running and what else I encounter....