Thanks so much for all your excellent advice on the fall marathon debate. I've decided to not run a fall marathon. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, I know. I decided that if I did attempt to train for it, and suddenly became way too busy (definitely a possibility) it would be the least of my priorities. I can't even bring myself to run a 10k or 5k half-assed, so I would be kicking myself if I had to line up for 26.2 miles feeling un-prepared or worse, dropping out entirely.
To calm my sadness over this decision, I went in to race planning OVERDRIVE this weekend. Next on the agenda is a local 10k on July 4th. I did the 5k last year, and it was a blast. There are also local (free!) Monday night 3k and 5k races for the month of June. Depending on the weather on June 20th and 27th, I may hop in for those as well.
After the 4th of July 10k, my 10 week training will start up for the Sioux Falls half marathon, my goal race for the fall. This'll be my 7th consecutive year running this race, yayzies! I hope to run at least one 5k in July and possibly pace the Minnesota Half Marathon in St. Paul in August. I absolutely loved pacing the Mankato half last year, and really want to do it again.
If all goes as planned, I may have another shot at PR busting in October in Fargo for the Fargo FM half marathon. Flat course..... chilly weather.... 13.1 miles..... Fargo redemption? Yes please!
There's a small chance I could be pacing the Mankato half again in lieu of or in addition to the Minnesota half, depending on what happens. Let me know if you'll be doing any of these races. Don't you just love a full race schedule?!?!? :D
Aron's blog and need.to.have.it. Seriously. KK, half birthday gift? K sweet.
Naturally after I drafted this blogpost, I saw Megan tweet that she had got a new hoodie in the mail. And then saw another tweet from Jenn about the same hoodie. Hoodie TWINSIES.
Sidenote: Anyone at first glance think this chick looks like me? Creeps me out whenever I scroll through this post quick.....
I'm always on the look out for a great green dress.
Holy mother of cuteness. I've had a mini Hello Kitty lovefest lately. Still debating getting the HK sleep mask from a past post (my current sleep mask is in a dire state).
I have this weird obsession with hot air balloons. This is so freaking beautiful.