With the cleanse out of the way and having enjoyed some extra downtime lately, I'm excited to start planning out races for the year! My goal for the year is to focus on strengthening my weak areas and that has been in full force this month. While this is my primary focus, I'm still keeping a few races on the books because lets face it, I'd go through withdrawals if I wasn't racing here and there to keep things exciting! So far in 2014 we've run two half marathons and we're only one month into the year folks. Luckily both of those races were intended as just fun events so the paces were slowed and no pressure of a "PR" was looming.
2014 Races - Part 1
February: exciting month! Why you ask? Well it's my birthday month, and yes birthdays are celebrated for an obnoxious amount of time in our family. My 30th birthday should be celebrated for at least 30 days right? I thought so too. Back to the race calendar....
- February 8th I'm running the Dallas Hot Chocolate 15K with a big group of friends! I debated on signing up but I can't say no to the hoodie. This girl loves a good hoodie and the one I got last year I still wear all the time.
- February 23rd won't be a race day for me, but more importantly I have spectator/wife/coach duty as my husband runs his FIRST full marathon at Cowtown! I'm so excited and nervous for him!
April: anniversary month! Brandon and I will be celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary and this year one of our favorite groups, The Active Joe, is hosting one of our favorite races anniversary weekend. The Fairview Half Marathon had it's inaugural race last year and it was fabulous. (You can read about it here) Maybe this year The Fairview Half will be included in our usual anniversary festivities? Hmmmmmmm....
Given that the temps in Texas start to heat up drastically starting in May, racing becomes kind of a spur of the moment decision. Now, if this cold weather would just make its way on out of here I'd be a happy camper! Bring on Spring race season!