Last year I did a lot of 5ks, 5 mile, and 10k races. This year I still plan to do some, but due to training for a marathon (MY FIRST) on July 8th, I am cutting in the half (or more) the number of shorter races I will do this spring.
I am signed up for a 9.3 mile on April 22 (Peaks to Prairie Adventure Race) and a 5 mile race May 12th (The Montana Womens Run and one of my all time favorite races. Biggest race in Montana by far. So much fun! I am contemplating a 10k the weekend after and 5 mile race or there is one three weeks before the marathon. I would really like to do a 10k before the marathon but not sure I like any of my choices.
There is a half marathon two weeks after the marathon I am running. Would I be crazy to sign up for it? It is hard to pass up since it only costs $20 for the Big Sky State Games half marathon. Can be a hot one, but $20!? is a little hard to pass up, especially since there are only two half marathons near me and that is one of them.
Of course I also have Hood to Coast in August.... so excited for that one. SO EXCITED! Sadly it is also the weekend of another one of my favorite races, but I think I can handle missing it for the relay of a lifetime!
I took the kids to a St Patricks day parade today. We left after an hour and a half, we were hungry and thirsty and I was starting to think it would never ever end. It was madness with all the kids scrambling for candy.
I did pick up a great wind/rain resistant jacket at my favorite running store Time Out Sports for over 50% off, in case it decides to rain a lot this spring. The rain coat I already have is really heavy duty and HOT to run in.
ALSO my Mom decided to get the latest and greatest iPad and guess who got her old one :) I have a new obsession I think. and now I am going to go kick my son off of it so I can play with it.
I have the best Mom. and I am not just saying that because she watches my kids a lot so I can run and do races, or because she spoils me sometimes.
I really do have the best Mom :)