I have recently taken to perusing the internet for insight to other women that blog about running. My mission was two-fold, or maybe three. First, I would really like to get my blog “out there” as one might say, meaning, since it’s already technically public by definition, make it better known. I would like for my blog to not only be cathartic for me but also an inspiration for other people, not just my friends and family. Secondly, I would like to meet new people and more importantly learn from other runners and share in their joys and pains and successes. And what I would loosely consider my third reason would be that I might just need a back up career and I’ve heard people get paid to blog… who knew right? I say loosely because I am not completely delusional and realize this is an extreme long shot and not everyone can have their life and their blog become a movie (referencing “Julie and Julia” here) but I have found that there are companies who will ask bloggers to try products and review them while providing them with the product. I have also noticed that there are people who have travel and race fees paid for if they will blog about the event and provide hype and excitement and generate good rapport for that particular event. But mainly my purpose is to absorb and consume the knowledge that is available from other people just like me. One other thing I noticed while viewing other blogs is that most people have posted a race calendar to show upcoming events they will be participating in. I like that idea but because I am so technologically challenged and don’t want to mess with the layout of my blog for fear it would disappear into thin air, I’ll just put my event calendar in this post.
January 15: Hot Chocolate 5K – personal best of 35:18
January 23: Too Cold to Hold 15K – first 15K ever 1:49:34 (my best race still to date!)
February 26: Cowtown 10K – 1:14:36
April 10: Big D Half Marathon (part of our 4 Seasons Challenge) – will be our first half marathon ever!
April 17: Warrior Dash 5K
May 1: McKinney Tri Sprint Triathlon – will be our first triathlon ever!
August 14: The Hottest Half (4 Seasons Challenge)
October 9: Tyler Rose Half Marathon (4 Seasons Challenge)
November 20: Route 66 Half Marathon in Tulsa
January 28, 2012: The Texas Half (last of our 4 Seasons Challenge)
February 25-26, 2012: The Cowtown Challenge (10K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday)
I am sure that as we continue our training we will fill in the gaps along the way but this is the list as it looks at the moment. I am so excited to continue on this journey and I am beyond words excited about our first half marathon. One of the things on my “Bucket list” was to run a half marathon before I turned 25, and even though it won’t technically be BEFORE (I turn 25 on March 25th) it is close enough for me to call it a HUGE accomplishment. Thanks for following our journey!