A while back, I posted about the races that I was considering and your outpouring of feedback was immensely helpful (this is my heart smiling). I consulted my running sensei (a.k.a. Aron) and am totally stoked for the rest of 2011 (2012 plans are still in the work). Without further ado, I present to you the rest of 2011 racing schedule:
The San Francisco Half Marathon: July 31, 2011
You’ve heard me talk about the SF marathon before and not only do I love it because it’s in my backyard, the views are unlike anything you’ve ever seen (hello…running across the Golden Gate Bridge!) and I’m an ambassador, but there are SO MANY of you that are coming out for this race! If you are coming, let me know because I want to see your smiling face!
A note on my decision to run the half marathon: this race is the weekend after my wedding. As much as I am getting marathon envy, I know that I have other priorities this summer and I want to make sure that I don’t freak the hell out because I’m training and not doing my wedding duties.
The Nike Women’s Half Marathon: October 16, 2011
As part of my role in the Nike Make Yourself Movement, they were nice enough to give me an entry to this race! Thus, I’ll be headed back out to the roads of SF to earn a special little blue box. HOLLA!
The Two Cities Marathon (i.e. Fresno): November 6, 2011
So here’s where things get tricky. I went back and forth as to whether or not I should do this race or another one I was considering, but in the end, Fresno won because of all the great things I heard about it. Small race, close to home (don’t have to buy a bazillion dollar plane ticket anywhere), flat and fast (I love those double Fs), and the swag is supposed to be off the heezy. This is going to be my “race” marathon with an intention to break my PR and achieve new goals. But we can dish about that earlier.
The Rock ‘N Roll Las Vegas Marathon: December 4, 2011
You’ve probably heard the buzz about this one already, but Skinny Runner is hosting the Urban Runner Blogging Summit there as well and I’m totally amped to go with Aron, Kristin and a few other bloggers (I don’t want to giveaway their big announcement, so it’ll have to be a secret for now). Now we just have to cross our fingers that it doesn’t sell out and we can actually register! I highly suggest that you come too so we can all get our Vegas faces on together.
So there you have it folks. I’m more pumped than ever for these races as they represent a variety of racing styles…some for fun, some to PR. Will you be at any of these races? Holla if you are!