It’s almost 2013 and if you are a planner like I am you probably already have your 2013 race schedule in place.
Here are the races that I am currently signed up for!
January: PoHo Hot Cocoa 8k - Signing up for this race was a no brainer! With my registration I get a Nike Element 1/2 zip and a post race chocolate party! Sweet, right?! And since I have never ran an 8k race before I am guaranteed a PR! I can’t wait for this!
February: Sandmine Challenge - One of my runner friends came across this race and asked if I would be interested in doing it with him. It is in Crystal City Missouri and get this….it is a 4 mile obstacle race underground in a sandmine! Sounds crazy, so of course I was interested. An added bonus is that I will get to have a weekend getaway to St. Louis, which is someplace I have never been!
March: Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon - I’ve been doing this race since it started two years ago. The first year I did the 5k and this year I did the half marathon. It is one of my favorite races because it is so organized and the course is super scenic. It doesn’t hurt that there are bagels from Panera Bread at the finish line too! In 2013 the race course will be slightly different as we will be running through the historic Naval Air Station hangar. Very cool!
May: Race free month? - Seems like a good month to take a break from racing but we’ll see.
June: Michigan Tough Mudder - One of my running goals for 2013 is to complete two Tough Mudders, so this will be the second one. This one will be extra special because most of my 2012 Tough Mudder teammates will be running it too! I love muddy reunions!
August: North Country Run Half Marathon - This race had been on my bucket list for a while! It will be my first trail half marathon and at the completion of it I will be the proud owner of one of the largest half marathon medals! So excited about this race!
As of right now I do not have any races scheduled past August. I do have a couple that I am eyeing though. In September, the Warrior Dash will be bringing its Iron Warrior Dash to Michigan and I am tempted to give it a try. In many ways it is their answer to Tough Mudder and the Spartan races as it will be a 15-20 mile obstacle race. In October I would really like to do the Wicked Halloween Run, another race that has been on my bucket list.
What races do you have planned for 2013?