Planning out your races for the year is no joke! I decided to conquer the goal of completing 15 races this year. At first this seemed like no big deal…and then I started planning and realized YIKES! I started writing notes and entry fees and seeing what would work around other important dates (birthdays, anniversary, etc.) and what I could actually afford. Luckily I did win a Spartan entry so I was good with one race paid for.
After looking at all the different race websites and going through the cost of each race and seeing what worked for our calendar I finalized it all. So here is the official race schedule!!
I am super excited for my first half in March with Oakland Running Festival! I ran this race a couple of years back and loved it. I also decided to be a little crazy and go for their “We Run The Town Challenge”, which means I run the 5k before running the half marathon. Plus check out the cool medals for this year
You can get all the links for all my races HERE. I also can’t believe that it will be my first half marathon since 2012. It really doesn’t seem that long ago and yet somehow over 2 years has passed. Then again I can’t believe that our little man turned 16 months today!! Ok back on topic here….
So my training has been going pretty well. I have realized that squeezing in a run while working 2 jobs and being a mom can be pretty dang tough. It’s so funny cause before I had the little man I used to think I had no extra time…oh I had tons of it!! But of course I didn’t realize that until now But that’s ok cause I am just extra creative with the little time I do have. I can definitely only run 3 times a week due to time constraints but I know it is still definitely doable.
I also seem to have this nagging hamstring twinge that I have come to find out is probably weak hips and glutes so I am working on that currently. There was an awesome article in the current issue of Runners World that is all about hips. If you are a runner you should definitely go check it out!! Here is the link!
So, what is on your training schedule? Any big races coming up?