Been mulling over my goals for running in 2011....2010 running caught me by surprise.
I didn't set out to start running. I just wanted a little alone time, and accidentally found myself running in a half marathon! I fell in love with it!
I'm so excited to solidify myself as a runner this year. Here's so far, I have two races on my radar.
The Eugene Half Marathon in May with my running buddy Selene. Then I'll roll right into my training for the Portland Marathon in October with Selene, and hopefully others who want to help out the orphanage in Ethiopia with us and Courts for Kids!
The Vancouver Girlfriends Half was SO much fun last year, I'm a little bummed about not doing it this year...but I had a group of girlfriends last year who had a girls weekend in September in Eugene for the Women's Half...so maybe I'll do that one as a ramp up for Portland in October. I just don't know if I could get my legs moving for Girlfriends so close after Portland.
I'd love to do a few smaller races too, but don't know what yet. Any suggestions for local Portland area races? maybe 10K's? I have never done one...but would love to. I think I need to convince my hubby to let me add a "racing" line to our monthly budget :)
I am also thinking about joining Tall Mom's 1,000 mile club. I didn't start tracking my miles until later in the summer this year, and I wasn't totally hard core about tracking. But, I think I clocked around 450 miles, and I only ran about half the year....so, I think I could do it. It would be good to have a goal to hit about 20 miles per week.
Looking forward to feeling better this week, and getting in some mileage with my friend this weekend!