Yes, even though I’m a Floridian, I spend time mapping out my winter running plans. In fact, this recent weather does feel pretty wintery, so I feel like I fit right in. What’s on tap for the rest of this season? Come check it out!
January Race Plans
Unfortunately, January is a crazy month. How did that happen already? We’ve barely started! The big name races for the month all seem to fall on weekends that we are away or where I already have plans, but there are two viable options for me. One is the Winter Beach Run, and the other is the Little Big Run. Honestly, it’s not a hard choice. The Winter Beach Run is five miles, on the actual sand, at 1PM, while the Little Big Run is a morning 5K on the road. If you know anything about me, you know which one sounds more appealing!
State #10 is in the works, as we head to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras 5K! One thing about me is I’m always down for a theme, so there will be matching Mardi Gras shirts for me and Mr. PugRunner, and I plan to go all out for this one! I’m extra excited for the after party and full events surrounding this race, so it will be a good one for sure. Will I add in anything else? There are a few more fun races in town, that I’d like to check out, but no pressure.
March is a big month. I’m going back in for another crack at the Gate River Run 15K, and then a week later, I hope to be at the Raptor Run 3K. I’ve run both multiple times, and both are incredible and fun events. As a 3K, the Raptor Run is more of a fun run, but the Gate? It’s in my head. The last few years I’ve phoned it in because of recovery, injury, and illness: I show up, but I’m not necessarily in a place to do my best. This year, I want to push. My training is going well. I feel strong. There’s no reason I can’t give it my all.
April and beyond
And then there’s the rest of the year. I’m kind of taking things one day at a time. I would love to figure out another state to add in to my tally, but I’ve kind of conquered everything in driving distance, so these will be longer trips. A half marathon is also in my sights. It’s been two years, and it was awful with torrential rain, wind, cold, and illness, so redemption is in my sights!
What does your winter running or race plan look like?
Link Up With Tuesday Topics
This year, I am joining up with Zenaida, of The Running Teacher for Tuesday Topics! I am so honored to be carrying on the role from Kim, at KookyRunner, and I hope that I live up to her running blog shoes! Check out our new graphic!
We’d love for you to be a part of it! Just join the link up, comment on your hosts’ posts, and then comment on at least two others. It’s a great way to share the love!