2014 Races!

As the year approaches its end I can’t help but plan my races for 2014

I still have a couple of races to complete before the end of the year, my usual turkey trot on thanksgiving morning and maybe a Santa race (really just want to dress up as an elf)

I love spring races because there is no break in between. I mean, you can find a race in winter time easier than you will find one in the summer time. I already have some winter races planned.

New Year’s Day 5K: gotta start the 2014 the right way!

Tinkerbell Half Marathon! My first time traveling to the west coast! This race is going to be EPIC. I love ‘runcations” and I already have my wings!

Valentine’s 5K: If anything for the silly outfit, ha!

And when you least expected March is here and the spring races start

So what races should I run in spring 2014? So many races, so little time, not enough $$

Definitely running the USA Rock’n Roll Half Marathon, not necessarily a spring race since it is on March 15th. This will be my third time running this race. It was my first half marathon in 2012 so it holds a very special place in my heart. It is a fun race, tho there are very hilly sections.

My favorite course is the one at the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler, beautiful and flat! I hope to get lucky and win their lottery; it would be my third time running this race as well. I volunteered on 2011 so that I could have a guaranteed entry on 2012 and on 2013 I won lottery. Will I be lucky in 2014?

Now the bad thing about the busy spring running season is that you have races happening on the same day, such is the case of the Nike Half Marathon and the Ocean City Half

I have done the Nike before and I’m not sure if I want to spend that much money again. Of course you get a Tiffany’s necklace, but still. The race was fun and the bling was cute, but it is expensive! Right now I’m planning on entering lotto and if I don’t get it go to OC for the weekend. Have not run that one yet, but beach races are always fun. It becomes a “runcation”

May 18th is the Marine Corps Historic Half another new one for me. I hear it has a horrible hill so I’m not a 100% sure about this one. We will see…

And again two races on the same date June 1st Wine Country Half Marathon and Zooma Annapolis Half. I’ve done the wine one before, I remember the course being beautiful and flat, nothing beats flat. But I did not get to drink as much as I thought I would, ha! Could definitely run it again, but the Zooma races seem to be pretty awesome too. This one is a bit far from home, but Annapolis is gorgeous and they also give you a lovely necklace instead of a medal. Decisions, decisions…

Bet I’m leaving some cool spring races behind. If anyone is reading this and has any suggestions, comments, funny jokes let me know.

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