Thursday, July 8, 2010

Next Year

Some may say I'm absolutely crazy.  I've already begun to think about next year's races.  Honestly, there is good reason to this.  I put the limit on myself this year that I would not run a full marathon because I needed to dedicate my time and energy to student teaching and finishing up my classes.  So, I'm getting a bit antsy and dreaming a little. 

So far my dreaming has led me to the following races :

-Marine Corps Marathon  (Would LOVE to do this one next year)
-Grandma's Marathon
-Nike Women's Marathon


In other news...

I smacked my knee yet again and have some bruising and tenderness upon movement.  Yes...it should be clear by now that I am clutzy.  I ran a 5 miler yesterday that turned out alright.  A little bit of pain in the knee in the first mile but good after.

I will be running the Lindstrom Loppet this weekend (5k).  I run this race every year but have yet to beat my first year's PR of 26 minutes. I highly doubt I will beat it this year as I am more out of shape than ever.  BUT I hope to at least do better than my time for the Run of the Mills this year.

I'm assuming my little bro has made it down to Fort Sill and will be doing plenty of running of his own.  Perhaps he will run some races with me next summer if he isn't deployed...

6 comments:

abbi said...

I don't think it's crazy at all to start thinking about next year! Good luck at your race this weekend!

Julie said...

Hi Rach,
I am already looking at races for next year too! I am hoping to do Grandma's again:)

Good luck with your 5K this weekend! Take pictures for your blog!

Michelle said...

I would love to do the marine corps marathon as well.

jillwillrun.com said...

I don't think you're crazy... I dream about my race life 10 years from now even!

My knees are all bruised up too right now. They're really quite ugly! Hope yours feel better soon.

SueBob said...

What?!? You are just now thinking about next year's races? I mean, the year is half over already...2011 is less than 6 months away!

Yeah - I have been thinking about it too. My big focus this year is to get faster so that I can run my second full marathon next year with a (hopefully) HUGE PR. I haven't decided which marathon I want to do...although a destination marathon could be fun...

The Alien said...

Wow I have no idea what I'll be running next year (or in the next few months!), but isn't the Nike womans marathon in San Fran? I loved running a marathon there but you've got to be careful with the downhills, not the best for your knees.