I've been thinking more and more about my race schedule for next year, and it's shaping up to be a nice mix of old and new, local, and a bit of travel.
My local races are pretty much a given, the Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run 4 miler (fun, fun, fun), the Mountain Goat 10 miler, the Boilermaker 15k (2011 marks my 5th year running it). But I've really wanted to explore some new races, which would only be a few hours away by car.
So here is some new stuff:
The first is the New Bedford, MA Half Marathon, in March, where the post race food is seafood and clam chowder. Chow-dah!! yum. My BFF Jennifer is running it as her first half marathon, and it would mean a lot to me to run it with her.
The second is the Hershey Half Marathon in October, which I heard about from Mike. I've wanted to take the kids to Hershey, so this would be a great trip for all of us. Plus they have a chocolate station. Who needs water when you can have chocolate!!
The third is the Flower City Challenge, which takes place in Rochester. Mark got me thinking about this one. It's a weekend of races, including a half marathon, as well as a duathlon, that has me intrigued. One drawback is that it's the same weekend as the Mountain Goat, but I'm still annoyed about my performance in that race, so we'll see what happens.
and..... finally.......Marathon #2. I'm working on something for next fall, and I don't want to jinx it by talking about it. Just keep your fingers crossed for me, and when I figure it out, you'll be the first to know......