Not another one….

September 12, 2014 at 11:25 pm (life, Running) (, , , , )

Just to recap my last post, I am going to do 10 races in 1 year, May 2014 to May 2015. So far I have ran 5 (4 5k’s, 1 10k) and have 3 more 5’s scheduled.

Let’s make that 4 more scheduled.

Part of me realized that I didn’t have a race scheduled from the first weekend of September through the first weekend in October, and that just felt too long, so I scheduled one for next weekend, the same day that Hubs gets back from his week-long trip to Orlando.

My plan is to get up, go to San Francisco to race, hang out at the post-party, and then go pick up Hubs from the SFO airport. From there, we will be going down to the In-Laws to celebrate Hubs’ and his sister’s birthdays (Twins).

Yup, I’m a little nuts.

Nope, not going to feel even a pinch of sadness. This is going to be just what I need after a week of solo-parenting our toddler.

Anybody else just a little addicted to something?

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Run Baby Run

September 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm (Intro) (, , )

So in April, I had this crazy idea that I wanted to run a 5k in May, so I found one that would be two days before my birthday, just before Mother’s Day. What made this such a crazy idea?

~ I have never been a runner, ever.

~ I am overweight by more pounds than I am comfortable admitting.

~ I’ve broken my right foot twice, stress fractures both times.

~ I don’t like running.

 

But I did the race, and it was fun, even though I was so so so sore after.  And this sparked an even crazier idea, that I wanted to do 10 of these races before my next birthday.  So I’ve been signing up for these races, and this is where I am so far:

1) Mother’s Day Run – El Sobrante – 5k – May 11, 2014 – Ran with Hubs

2) Run Like  a Diva – Burlingame –  5k – June 1, 2014 – Ran with my mom

3) Davis Moo-nlight Run – Davis – 10k – July 12, 2014 – Ran with a friend and her running club

4) Susan B Anthony Run – Sacramento – 5k – August 9, 2014 – Ran solo

5) Walnut Creek Run – Walnut Creek – 5k – September 7, 2014 – Ran with Hubs, pushed LO in the stroller

Future Races

6) Rock’n’Roll Run – San Jose – 5k – October 4, 2014 – Will run solo

7) Oktobrewfest – Davis – 5k – Will run with friend

8) Not yet planned

9) Not yet planned

10) Neverland 5k – Disneyland!!! – 5k – Will run with hubs, sis-in-law, and future bro-in-law

 

At the halfway point, I have determined that 10k’s are well beyond me. I had to pull over to be sick twice after the Davis run, so we won’t be repeating that.  The Run Like a Diva series is an absolute blast and I want to do it again.  My times aren’t getting much better, but I am also not training, so there’s a correlation there.

If you know of any races in November through April that you think I might like, let me know!  I’m willing to travel around the Bay Area, and don’t mind running solo. Also, we’re planning on the Disney race being race 10, but at this pace it could be race 12 or even 14, which is kinda awesome.  

Here’s our band of merry races from the Walnut Run today.100_2607

And our happy little runner who stayed in her stroller for the run, but was out and about before and after.100_2610

All in all, I still don’t like running, but doing these races is a lot of fun.

 

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