Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Adventures

Despite being fairly quiet here lately, there's a little bit coming up on my plate that I'm pretty excited about. I'm feeling a little more on the ball than the last few weeks, but given a 4-day trip to Florida, and then a 5-day trip to San Diego thrown in the middle of all that, training was the last thing on my mind. But that's okay.

One of the things i'm loving most about being back in California is that there are plenty of races going on at all times. I had plenty in Georgia, but I feel like I've got even more out here to choose from and can't be more excited about all the opportunities there are! Of course, I'd love to add more states but I'm not sure that'll be happening this year!

So here you have it:
Ragnar So Cal - April 4-5
Team Adventures in Runderland
Ragnar DC was a blast in 2012 and I'm so freaking excited that I get to do it again! I'm captain-ing our team with HP, naturally, and we've got a hodge podge of lovely women. There are five of us that are sorority sisters, two are friends of one them, and the rest are women we've picked up via the Ragnar site and other random connections. I'm excited to have our team finally come together. More on that on Wednesday! 

Carnival Cruise - April 17 - 20Because this doesn't have to be all running, right? :) We're taking a family cruise from Long Beach to Ensenada and back. My parents, sister is flying out from New York, grandparents, and my uncle and I are all hanging out for a few days on our way to Mexico and back. I'm pretty excited to spend some family time together, and most significantly for some extra time with my sister!  

This half is not entirely flat, though apparently flatter than in recent years (though I have no reference point). But it runs through some really gorgeous areas of Redlands, so I'm excited to check it out. And what better than another fabulous local race to add to my collection?

This half is is known as the fastest Half Marathon due to the gradual downward slope of the course - there is an elevated drop of 2,125 feet from start to finish! I think this is an appropriate time for #sub2orbust, don't you?

I'm looking for a few more spring races to add to the collection. I'm really looking forward to finally getting back in this groove and that I'm actually making some leeway already! Bring it on!

What spring races are you looking forward to?


  1. What spring races are you looking forward to?

    Burgh 10K: Probably my favorite 10K ever. It's only a couple hundred people and takes place on the crushed limestone trails of the Great Allegheny Passage, so it's both beautiful and awesome trail running. I've PR'd there just about every time I've run it.

    Pittsburgh half-marathon: #sub140orbust. Also, I have a bone to pick with the Birmingham Bridge around mile 11 that absolutely crushed my spirits two years ago. Wasn't able to exact retribution last year due to an injury, but I fully intend on running it into the ground this year.

    1. Woo #sub140orbust! So excited for you - can't wait to follow along!

  2. I'm so excited to see you sister! And a cruise to boot!

    1. Hooray! 8 days until cruise day!

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