My 2013 New Year's Resolution Is To Race 100 Miles (or more).
I realize that for some people this is nothing more than a single race and for others this might amount to a race nearly every weekend. For me I think it will be somewhere in between. I will compete in races ranging from 5k up to full-marathon(ok, this is actually another resolution since it will be my first marathon). I don't have the entire year or mileage mapped out just yet since I only know what our schedule will look like through February but I know there will be plenty of races to choose from as the year un-folds. I will keep track of my races and training on this blog; a little accountability!
I anticipate that the year will be full of sweat, smiles, aches, remorse, satisfaction, deprivation, stress, joy and most of all running happiness. But I am confident in my challenge. If I can stave of any serious injuries and wrangle up a few extra dollars (mainly to cover the cost of the entry fees and the new running shoes that need replacing every 3 months) I think this will be a fun experience.
My first race will be a 5k (3.2miles) on Jan 12th (I'll be joining my daughter in her 1k but I won't count that towards my actual race mileage). My biggest challenge to date will be on Jan 27th, a 30k(18.6 miles). Following this race and assuming I'm still standing, I will do a 13 mile road race on Feb 2nd. These first three races will get me to 31.8miles before valentines day. I don't imagine I'll keep this pace up (especially in the blazing summer heat) but it will be a good start.
Follow me through my gritty journey and help cheer me on.
Cheers and Happy New Year. Bring on 2013!!!!