Once again, life has shown up to take me away from blogging. The good news is that much of why I have been busy is not doing just one race per month…but up to two! That and I have been without a computer for almost three months. Luckily, I now have time and I now took care of that computer business!
I need to update on my Tap N Run race, Never Quit 2013, Memorial Day 5K, AND Hale & Hearty 7K. CRAZY RIGHT?!
In the time since my last post, I have also made some personal achievements. As stated earlier, I did a my first 7K. I also ran two 5Ks in one day, and cut my mile time from a 15:00 average to a 12:15 average! I am also one medal closer to my five-medal goal by the end of 2013. Naturally I am proud and surprised at how much I’ve been able to accomplish!
What do I have coming up next? Sadly due to the Florida, wool-like humidity, I haven’t signed up for a July race and am considering taking off that month. There aren’t a lot of options available locally. However, it’s not like I haven’t made up for it!
But the next month, I signed up for Tour de Pain: three races, 24 hours. That will make medal #5! A 4-mile trek at the beach on a Friday night, a 5K downtown the next morning, and a 1-mile “fun run” (we’ll see…) later in the afternoon. I have a feeling that series is going to humble me!
In September, I signed up for the Wounded Warriors 8K. This one is near and dear to my heart, especially as someone whose father is a Vietnam Vet. I work at a college bookstore by day, and one of the services our college provides is helping military students get acclimated into higher education. Every semester, a group of Wounded Warriors visits our store, and we help them with their textbooks. It is always a humbling experience, and it’s admirable to see young men like these pursuing aspirations outside of the military. I set a goal to raise $500 for this cause. I’ll make sure to plug it on here!
Then, at the request of a dear friend who has fulfilled his dream of enlisting in the Navy, I agreed to do my first half marathon with him before he leaves at the end of the year. He was also gracious enough to draw up a training plan. I figured 13.1 miles is the least I can do for someone who is willing to give his all for his country.
Tl;dr. But expect to see more from me in the next few months! I am absolutely stoked to have a race schedule set up almost to the end of the year, and can’t wait to share these experiences with you!
It didn’t feel appropriate to post about my Tap N’ Run race after the Boston bombings. Look for post soon though.