Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just a Little Crazy

After my last half marathon, I didn't have a single race that I was registered for. This hasn't happened since last May, when I first registered for my first race, and it immediately put me in a panic. I worried that if I didn't have something to be training for that I wouldn't keep running or gyming. 

So I hopped to it, bit the bullet, and registered last week for Gasparilla!
It's really far off (and by that I mean next weekend), so I was going to be conservative. They have a 5k, a 15k, a half marathon, and an 8k. 

I spoke with someone at work and we're going to run the 15k together. I thought that would be a good step back since it wasn't too long ago I ran a half marathon. But then I wanted to also see what my 5k time looks like, and then I saw this beauty...
And I mean, because I'm fairly obsessed with race bling (and I may or may not view them as a reason to run), I couldn't turn up a medal that is a skull and cross bones.

So I registered for the 15k, 5k, and the half marathon. 

The 15k and 5k are on Saturday, and the half marathon is on Sunday. The bling is pretty sweet for the 15k and 5k too, and that means two race tech shirts; plus doing all of them means I get another medal for the Beck's Light Challenge and a finisher's jacket for doing all of them. How could I turn this all down!?

You may think I'm crazy...but I promise I'm not. Here's my plan if you will (created by me)...
You can hire me to be your personal plan maker if you're looking for something as awesome as the above. Or you can tell I made it off the cuff with what fits in my schedule? Oh. Another day.

And at the expo I'm planning on making some decisions about more race plans. 

I absolutely know I'll be registering for runDisney's Tower of Terror 10-miler September 29th.
I love love Disney races and will take any chance I can not to pay extra online fees.

Then I'm thinking about the Clearwater IronGirl April 22nd. 
I just feel like it will be so hot by then...and I want to find more to fill in the massive month and a half void from March 4th to April 22nd.

And all the while I'll be waiting with baited breath to hear if I get into the NYC Marathon. I'm crossing my fingers for not only myself but also Meghan to get in so we can do it together.

Oh...and somewhere in there I'm getting married. ;)

Any big goals coming up for you? What's in your plans?


taylor said...

you are amazing! i cannot even believe you're doing all of this AND planning a wedding. i am officially inspired :)

Tori @ In Love and Peanut Butter said...

I dont think thats crazy at all! You're an awesome runner and I know you'll do great next weekend! Im just went on a registering spree as well!

BTW- IronGirl is an incredible race. Weather was perfect the last 2 years. You should definitely do it!

Jessica said...

Do the IronGirl!!!! I can't wait for the ToT 10miler....can't wait to see what the medal will look like. The Gasparilla medal makes me want to run it too (although I'm not a crazy person like you running all those races...jk) You're a beast!!!

Maria said...

This sounds so crazy but I know if you set your mind to it you'll be able to do it! Good luck!

Lindsey @ Running Down A Dream said...

Wow - this sounds like a crazy plan, but I know you will rock it!

Allison said...

That medal is awesome! And how cool is it that you get a jacket too. Good luck on all three races! We worked a half into my marathon training and I have that in about a month, I can't wait to race again!

Meghan said...

You are crazy but it's my kind of crazy, too:) I love it! I have an 8K, 10K, 10 miler and 2 half marathons coming up in the next two months! Can't wait!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Girl, you're insane..but in the good way. I can't believe all the races you're signing up for. I can see getting all those metals can be addicting. Its your trophy case bling. :) Go get 'em!!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Sarah said...

New reader! I'm just ending a REALLY long race dryspell and start training for a 10K on Monday. I am REALLY glad to see your training plans look like mine :)

Jen said...

Girl, you are crazy! And i love it!

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