I’m obsessed with races!

8 Aug

Ever since I put my competitive nature aside for the 2013 season, I keep discovering all these races that I want to do. My list is ever growing!  My 2012 season had initially only been about getting the top spot of my age group in the sprint triathlon distance. After that was accomplished twice early in the season and an unexpected move brought us far from Ottawa (where there are triathlons monthly), I had to set my sights on new goals.  That is where the marathon came in. I am really looking forward to October 21!

But now that I’m back to solely running-until next summer, that is.  After a really good training session and achieving a distance I’ve never run before, I head to the internet in search of nearby races. My calendar for 2013 is quickly filling up and I better start saving for those registrations!

1) Chilly Half-Marathon: March 3 – Burlington, ON
*all participants receive a technical running jacket!
White Violet

2) Around the Bay: March 24 – Hamilton, ON
*Older than the Boston Marathon and a runner’s staple

3) Double Mussel: July 12-14 – Geneva, NY
* Sprint triathlon on Saturday and half ironman on Sunday for 88.7 miles of fun!

4) Athens Marathon – November – Athens, Greece
* That’s right, Mark and I are going to Greece next year to run the original marathon: From Marathon to Athens!

As you can see, I’ve got my work cut out for me for the next fifteen months. After all that, I may need to take a break from long distance.

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2 Responses to “I’m obsessed with races!”

  1. Anita Mac September 29, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Cool – love that you are doing the original marathon! Sounds wicked! Love to combine sport and travel. I think the world master’s games are coming soon – not sure if they have tri or marathon, but if they are in fact next year, they are in Torino, Italy! We did the Australia games a few years ago – loads of fun.

    • Livin' active September 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

      Combining travel and sport is such a great way to see new places! I’ll have to check out the world master’s games. Sounds like fun and Italy is so beautiful!

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