- Run For the Dream Patriot's Challenge - Williamsburg, VA
- San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon - San Francisco, CA
- Marine Corps Marathon - Washington D.C.
Very cool, no? And the best part is that I have friends and/or family running each race, so not only do I get the excitement of traveling to a fun location, but I can hang out and run with people I have fun with! Sure, I'm worried about time limits on San Francisco (just like last year) and MCM, but I know that with some serious training and help from friends along the way I can get there.
The Patriot's Challenge race combo is just going to be a fun "girl's weekend" with some awesome ladies from one of my running groups - no pressure, just a good time and a special medal for running both races. San Francisco is the 2nd half of the course that I started last year, and I get to run with a friend and get a special medal for completing the Half It All Challenge (noticing a trend?). Lastly, MCM is a race I've wanted to do from the minute I first heard about it - it's known as "the people's marathon" and is supposed to be incredible - I can't wait to run with yet another friend and experience it together!
I appreciate the help y'all have given me with the motivation issue - I'm hoping it'll show back up fairly soon. But for now, I am keeping the dream alive by eagerly anticipating and planning for these great races that I have on the schedule!
Psst - I actually got a 3 mile run in on the treadmill this evening! A mid-week run! That's practically a miracle these days... Of course, it helps that I ordered a new SparkleSkirt and HAD to try it out. If that's what it takes to get my rear going, then I might just have to sacrifice and get myself some cute new skirts as motivation...hehehehe.