A Peek Into 2014

It feels like yesterday that I wrote 2013’s review.  Enter, February 2014. Really? January went…where?  The same old same old here…work, school, work, school…signing up for races! This girl needs some motivation.  I have done fairly well with cross training this never-ending winter.  I’ve spent quality time on Lexa, more time than I care to spend on the treadmill (however, Netflix has made it a little more bearable!), and a little more time squatting and lifting light weights. Oh, and the pool. I’ve been trying to make weekly visits to the pool! Which by the way, they now have water jogging belts!!!

courtesy of instagram
courtesy of instagram

I’ve been spending quality time with this kid…

He is staring at my bowl of popcorn...
He is staring at my bowl of popcorn…

And anxiously awaiting to go see this…

Cannot wait!
Cannot wait!

Let me share with you a bit of my crazy plans so far, for 2014…

February 16th will be our local 4 mile Freeze Your Caboose Off…yes, I actually feel like I do freeze mine off each year I run this.

May 25th I have potentially planned to run the 20 mile run that is part of the Med City Marathon in Rochester, MN. However, I have a cousin getting married and another cousin graduating high school in ND that weekend. I will do the run if we don’t go to ND.

June 21st will be Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN. Come join me!!! It will be fun 🙂 I have big plans for this race 🙂

June 22nd…yes, the day AFTER a marathon, I am going to attempt to participate in our local 2nd annual triathlon.  It’s short. Very short. I think I can handle it.  The Rail Run is also around this time as well. This is the 4 miler for our summer festivities in town that I try to participate in each year.

August 15th and 16th will mark the Great River Ragnar Relay! My very first relay!!! SO….if anyone has any advice, please share! I am beyond excited!! I know 1 person on the whole team, but I am really looking forward to the experience!

October 4th and 5th is the whopper weekend…I am Loony. Make that Ultra Loony. I registered for the TC Ultra Loony Challenge.  On October 4th I will run the 10K at 0730 and then the 5K at 0900.  On the following morning I will line up and run the Twin Cities full marathon. YIKES. I’m scared, nervous, excited…and loony.

After that weekend I will probably be in Indianapolis for a conference…and then I come home and will run the Mankato Half Marathon on October 19th!

And last but certainly not least…I registered for the lottery for NYC Marathon on November 2nd. I am 99.9999% sure this will not happen because I probably won’t even get in. 

I’m sure there are a few local 5K’s I may participate in. I would also like to find another half mary to run as well.  There is one in Milwaukee, WI in September that I would like to run. I might try to see if Hubs and his brother would like to run that one, and then of course refuel with some brews at the Brewer’s game, or the Miller Brewery.

Whew…I’m exhausted just typing that all out! I cannot wait to run them all 🙂

I'd rather be here.
I’d rather be here.

After the winter we’ve been having, I’d rather be in “No Snow Diego” right now!

What are your race plans? Have you signed up for any races?

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