Friday, December 22, 2017

2018 Goals

2017 is winding down and what a great year it has been! My main goal this past year was to run the Columbus Marathon without getting sick, over heated, and in under 5 hours. I actually had a really really great marathon and am SO happy with it!

After the marathon, I told myself that I was going to take 2018 off from marathon training..I felt I just needed a break. But, a few weeks later, the Chicago Marathon opened up their lottery and I thought to myself, why not enter..I didn't have anything to lose! I put my name and Carl's name in, and waited like a month!

On Dec. 12th, we both got the email that we didn't get selected. I was a bit disappointed, but also relieved. This would open up all kind of options for 2018, as far as running another marathon. We are still going back and forth about running a marathon in 2018, just need to decide and it cannot be Columbus; we want to go and cheer next year!

My next race is the Cap City Half Marathon, which is April 28, 2018. They were looking for people to be ambassadors for the race. They wanted people to document their training via social media outlets and be motivation and inspiration. Well, that is definitely something I wanted to do and today, they announced that I was selected along with 7 other people and I can't wait to share my experiences and hopefully be an inspiration to someone out there! This is the race that that I want to finally get a sub 2 hour half. I was really close at Emerald City in August, however I was in the middle of marathon training as well.

I'm doing my training with the Columbus Westside Running Club as they have been SO supportive and inspiring the last 2 years. I have met SO many great people I call friends through CWRC; such a great supportive group!

Please make sure you follow me here as well as Instagram. Stay tuned for a code that will save you $$ with your registration! 

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