Races in 2013
I am planning to teach a few classes, go to the Total Women’s Show in Waterloo and meet up with some friends for dinner so a busy weekend per usual.
Back to fitness. Recently, I sat down to one of my favourite tasks of the year – plotting out my race calendar for the year. The annual Get Out There Magazine Race Guide had hit my desk so I poured over triathlons, marathons and fun runs until I came up with the best list EVER.
I try to keep it limited to only the very BEST and fill in extra races as they come.
This is what I am planning on doing in 2013:
Monday, May 20, 2013 – Run 4 km, Bike 30 km, Run 4 km
If all goes well, this will be my very first duathlon. I teach quite a few spin classes a week and run regularly so this is the race for me! I am pushing back the beginning of my race season a little later than usual because of all the classes I am teaching and I want to be sure I am mentally and physically prepared.
5 PEAKS TRAIL RACE
June 8 – Rattlesnake Point – 12 KM trail race
I admit it. Trail running has my heart. I have done a 5 peaks race before and I absolutely LOVED it. Trail running and it starts off with Kicking Horse Coffee.. Obvious choice.
This is a perfect time for a dig for my beloved environmentalist, trail running wonder of a friend who is always up for an adventure.
Leanne and I met in a geography class in university and I received one of my instant girl crushes.
I only have three – you know who you are!!!
Continuing down this rambling path, I will occasionally announce to Jesse that “I am in LOVE!” and he will look levelly at me and ask “Ok. Who is she?”
I love my girl friends and could not live without them.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S RUN – 30 KM – AUGUST 17, 2013
I have done this one before. (If you follow the link, for some reason NONE of my pictures work anymore: sorry) I absolutely love it. They have pacing “fairies” instead of rabbits, it is by the beaches in Toronto and they have the best medals at the end. Cannot wait.
SCOTIABANK MARATHON – October 20, 2013 – 42.2 KM
Although I have ran a 30 km before and an ultramarathon, I have never actually ran a marathon distance. I am SO excited for this one and I am leading a number of running clinics in the area to train others for races so I figured I would build milage on top and shoot for a marathon! I did a lot of research and settled on this marathon as it received raving reviews at almost every site I was on. I cannot WAIT!
Now go enjoy your weekend!
What races are you doing this year?
If you aren’t a racer, do you get girl crushes? My celebrity girl crush is totally Blake Lively…