Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Race and Places

When I started this blog a year and a half ago, it served a couple purposes: 1) to keep family updated on us, the kids, etc. especially since no one from my side of the family lives close by (*tear*), and 2) to keep people updated and myself motivated on my running and racing happenings. Lately I'm feeling like #2 went by the way-side...but never fear! Running is slowly but surely making it's way back into my life, now that Baby doesn't need to nurse every hour or so (not exaggerating) and I can steal a half hour here and there when Hubby is home!

I had the joyous opportunity to get a 3-miler in on Sunday and then, since the car apparently needs a new radiator (grrr), I dropped it off yesterday and ran the 2.5 miles home pushing the kiddos in the stroller. Yippee! Actually, the Monday run ended up containing more walk than run, and it also involved me cutting through a farm field to get home quicker. You try pushing 70+ pounds uphill, with a screaming, irritated little boy in the stroller. Not cool.

Anywho, I'm trying to plan out what races I want to tackle this year, and so far it's looking like:

1) Garden Spot Village Marathon (the relay...not the whole thing) :o)

2) Red Rose Run (5-miler)

3) Blue Ball 5-Mile Run (Yeah, I know...it's the town name, so get over it!)
I want to add maybe one more 5K, but I haven't decided which one yet. Also, all of these races will hopefully lead up to one big, EXCITING race...the Disney World Marathon in January 2010! My friend Sarah and I so badly want to run Disney that we are almost willing to beg, borrow, and steal to get there. Once we convince our husbands of this need, we are golden! :o)


Pretty in Pink said...

wow, you have such aspirations for this, it is amazing. hope your runs go well. i enjoy reading about them.

MarkeyCo said...

I'm trying to push the mileage up on my running. I started at .65, then .77, then 1.2, now 1.55. Lately I spend 2 weeks on each distance and try to push it up again (about 3 times a week), what would an expert runner recommend pushing the mileage up to next time I increase?

Cariluz and Ike said...

You go, girl, with your running self! I know how hard it is to try and find the time with kiddos who are constantly pulling on you for one thing or another, but I think it is awesome you are so determined! Good luck....you may inspire me to try the Honolulu marathon : )

Aimee said...

Way to go Beth! I am so envious of your running abilities! And I hope you get to run the Disney race - how fun would THAT be?!! I'll come cheer you on!