Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Decisions

When you only see 5 other runners on a normally steady to busy running trail are you considered hardcore or crazy? I think it might be a mixture especially when the path is a bit slick from the snow shower and the temperatures are in the 20's.

I can't say it's too hardcore considering I've logged a total of 7 miles over 2 weeks. Sad...yes... Thanks to last minute shopping, shopping taking longer than expected due to crowds and traffic, traveling for early holiday celebrations, and a general lack of desire to run in 10 degrees I haven't logged much road or 'mill time. But that's all going to change soon. Over the weekend I signed up for the New Orleans rock n' roll half-marathon Feb 28th so I need to find the time or I'm going to be hurting in 9 weeks! It's going to be more of a fun run but I still need to be ready.

So now I have a motivating goal to work towards in early 2010 but I still need to figure out what else to put on the race calendar. I know I want to run a marathon and raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society to honor my dad. Other than that I don't know what I want to run or how close/far to travel. Do I want to make the first half of 2010 the time to run my favorite distance - 1/2 marathon? Or do I want to run a spring and fall marathon again? Decisions, decisions! If you have a suggestion leave it for me in the comments!

14 comments:

aron said...

its always so fun deciding the next years races :) cant wait to see what you pick!!

my friend tara who i always run with is doing the NO half!

Christina said...

You'll do fine in the Feb 28th HM. You may be all trained up and ready to amp up mileage for a spring marathon. Can you wait until after that race to decide when to schedule your next marathon?

MCM Mama said...

Come to the DC area and run one of the halfs here... ;o)

MrsCJ said...

Rock and Roll Chicago Half Marathon is a lot of fun, plus it's in the RNR series since you are running one in Feb.

CJ

kilax said...

I bet that half will be a lot of fun! Did you see that article in the Jan Runner's World about what time of year to run certain distances? I thought that was silly. Run what you want to run! :)

I think you are hardcore, not crazy. I've been running (carefully) on our snow/ice covered sidewalks as well.

Jess said...

Running in New Orleans sounds like so much fun! What a great goal!

kristen said...

decisions indeed. I have to do the same for 2010. I'm totally stuck. NO RnR sounds like it's going to be a blast! I'm focusing on the shorter distances (5k, 10k, half) for the first half of the year, then endurance events in the fall...

Cal said...

Definately Hardcore - you'll see that in the next week or so! Good luck next year and ALL THE BEST IN 2010!

Tara said...

I'm going through the same desicions myself. Good luck picking your races this year; can't wait to see what they are!

R&R New Orleans should be a blast. Can't wait to see the pics from that race!

Jeri said...

Green Bay Marathon with ME in May. :D New Orleans sounds like it'd be fuuuuuun. Sucks that it's too cold to race anywhere around here til late in the spring.

J said...

I was looking at the Chicago marathon because its on 10/10/10. Wasnt sure how that worked but I assumed you would be running that!

Merry Christmas!

Nicole said...

Can't wait to see what you put on your calendar.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Good luck with your choices, I know you'll make the right ones, and will do fantastic in your races! Happy New Year to you and yours... all the best in 2010!

Anonymous said...

At you inquisitive mind :)