So, what do runners do when it's too freaking cold to run? Why, we look for races to sign up for, of course!
A friend of mine and I were talking about races that I've signed up for in 2014 and she commented that it didn't seem like a lot. I thought about it and realized that I didn't think it was very many, either, and maybe I needed to look around and see if I couldn't find a few more to sign up for.
Of course, going online I found about 80 that I could sign up for.
For reference, let's first look at the races that I'm already planning on running:
April 5th - Some 5K that I don't know the name of that some friends are running for charity
April 6th - Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
May 4th - Technology Trot (put on by my son's school)
June 8th - Another 5K that I don't know the name of that my friend is organizing
Sept 20-21st - North Coast 24 (Oh, did I not mention that I'm running a 24 hour endurance race? Yeah, we'll talk about that later)
Ok, so that's five races. Incidentally, that's as many as I ran last year, after two DNSs. (Also, I will have one DNS this year - the Rock N Roll half marathon in New Orleans next month) In any case, 5 races is fine, it's respectable, right? Especially considering that NC24 is one mama-jama race all by itself. But it still felt kind of blah, so I was looking around online.
Found a couple 5Ks that I could do, but nothing that was getting me excited. Then I stumbled upon the St. Michael's Running Festival. Um.... yes, please! 13.1 on a flat, fast course with gorgeous scenery and a small town feel? I'm in!
So now I'm up to 6 races, and will probably run the Frederick Women's Distance 5K again, too, and that's in August, so that'll put me at 7. Not too shabby.
Now I just need it to warm up to at least 20 degrees so I can go run and actually train for some of these things! =)
How about you? Do you already have your race schedule figured out for 2014?