I can’t believe another year has almost passed! 2015 has been a good one- I got a new job that I enjoy, moved into a new place, moved in with a new “roommate” :), traveled around the world and within the USA, and ran some fun marathons. I saw several close family members and friends get married and engaged, have babies, get new and exciting jobs, hike new mountains, start new relationships, and run PRs!
2016 is just around the corner, and I am even more excited to dive in to the next year!
I registered for my 4th marathon in 2016, Wineglass Marathon! Other races include Phoenix AZ in February, Paris in April, and Missoula MT in July. Some friends and I will be running Wineglass together, and we will be bringing some special spectators as well. There are lots of positive reviews about this flat, fast, fun course in the Finger Lakes and Wine region of New York. If I run the two other USA marathons I have signed up for in 2016, then Wineglass will be state #12, and marathon #17! This makes me excited but tired at the same time when I think of the numbers :)
From wine night to Wineglass Marathon: Running is more fun with friends!
In the meantime, I am getting into training for Phoenix and more used to running on a treadmill during the week. I have to do post-work runs at the gym because of early morning meetings at work this week. This is a bit unfortunate since I have just gotten into the routine of running before work, and even started to enjoy it. I find it tough to run after work- my body and mind are both fatigued! But I’m happy I made progress with my morning workouts.
Mornings are better with this stuff!
This first week of December includes a 7 miler (yesterday), 8 miler, speed workout with 800 m repeats, an hour long timed run on Saturday, and then an 18 mile run on Sunday. My legs are still feeling strong, so I am looking forward to these workouts and hoping to see some progress!
What are your favorite fall races?
Coffee drinker or no? I can’t live without it…
Marathon/half marathon/10k/5k goals for 2016?