For someone who recently stated that, “I don’t ever want to run again,” it’s quite funny that I already have a FULL, and slightly ambitious racing schedule for 2011!!! Running has become such a BIG part of my life, and it has evolved into a life of it’s own. Everything is tentative, nothing is set in stone. All I know is I am going to run!!! Who’s coming with me?!? I know Mac’s (@lincsmomruns) comin’ with me for most of these runs, as she is my ever faithful friend and running buddy! Who else??? Let’s gooooo …. !!!
*** Please, if you have any suggestions, don’t hesitate to let me know. I’d love to run with you!!! ***
01 January 2011: Resolutions Run, Auburn, CA. I did this run with my friend, Mac, last year to commemorate our lofty goal of running a half a month. It was fun even though I got lost on the trail and added an extra mile to my run! This was a great way to start our year together!
01 January 2011: Fleet Feet Stockton 2011 Pajama Jam This will be one of the first years that I’ll be off on New Year’s Eve … I plan to attend this crazy 2011 kick off and run in my pajamas at the stroke of midnight! It’s a quick 2 mile jaunt around Stockton’s Lincoln Center. It’ll be fun … come with me! ** I am “IN” for this fun run!!! **
02 January 2011: Brazen Racing New Year Run, Lake Chabot, CA. I would rather do this one, versus the Resolutions Run. I haven’t made up my mind yet though. It sounds like fun, so maybe. Yeah, and don’t say, “Why don’t you do both, Row.?” ***Update*** I am “IN” for this race!
09 January 2011: California 10, Stockton, CA. This race benefits Parkinson’s disease. It’s a 10 mile run, but I’m only going to run the 10K because I work the night before. I’m just happy that I’ll be out there with friends. =)
29 January 2011: Coyote Hills Half Marathon, Coyote Hills Regional Park, CA. It’s another race put on by Brazen Racing … I just know that I want to run, and it’s on my weekend off. Gotta take advantage of that! Decided not to run this after all … I have to find some time to let my poor foot heal.
06 February 2011: Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon, San Francisco, CA. Reasons to consider this run even though I *really* don’t want to: 1. @runnrgrl will be in town and she asked me, and, 2. because I work for KP. I don’t really care to run this one again because of the fact that there is NO bling!!! It seems shallow, but it’s true. I’m all about the bling these days! 06 February 2011: Surf City Half Marathon, Malibu, CA. This sounds like the race to run. Plus, you get a really cool Surf Board medal. It’s all about the bling, ‘eh?
06 February 2011: Davis Stampede, Davis, CA. As we did not want to do Kaiser Half because, honestly, I don’t like it, and because there’s no bling, we decided to to this half instead. It sounds like fun, and it’s different because we have not run this one before. I’m excited to run this one, and Chris will be running the 10K which I heard was a good one to run.
13 March 2011: Shamrock’n Half Marathon, Sacramento, CA. This race in Sac, is such a fun run! I enjoyed it and can’t wait to run it in 2011. This will be Chris’ first half marathon. How exciting for him!!! ** “IN” for this one and so is Chris!**
29 March 2011: Big Sur Mud Run, Monterey, CA. This sounds like super fun!!! I love mud runs!
10 April 2011: U.S. Half-Marathon, San Francisco, CA. This is actually the second half of another half-marathon that was held in October 2010. If I would have known, I would have run that one also, however, it was not to be because I didn’t know and didn’t register on time. This run sounds like a good one. I’m sure it’d definately be better than Pescadero despite Pescadero being very pretty! 10 April 2011: Artichoke Half Marathon, Pescadero, CA. It was a tsunami when we ran it last year, but it was a really nice course. Plus, Big Al was a hoot! Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that you get a medal and a large artichoke! 10 April 2011: Paso Robles Wine Country Runs, Paso Robles, CA. I want to run this one because my Twitter friends, @southbaygirl and @Ms_Torie, have been asking me to run with them and I *really* do want to run with them. It’s not that far away, and Chris says we can make a weekend out of it. I’m leaning towards this one despite the fact that I have no run scheduled with Mac. 15-16 April 2011: Ragnar Relay – So. California, Hunnington Beach to Coronado Island. I think that this would be such a great event to be a part of. I remember my friend Ali (@alitherunner) telling me all about her experience last year and she had so much fun. If it’s possible to get a team together I’d really like to run this! I wanted to run this, but it’s not happening. Too many things going on! 16 April 2011: Great Spear It Run, Stockton, CA. I’ve always run the 5 mile run that they have, but there’s a 5K also. It’s in downtown Stockton, and the Asparagus Festival is really cool. I have to work the night before and the night of, so this little race is out.
10 April 2011: Santa Cruz Half Marathon, Santa Cruz, CA. It was kinda difficult to decide for an April race, but since Mac “inherited” a bib from one of her friends who bailed out on this race, we decided to run this. Also, it’s my chance to meet @solorunner and @banksy from Twitter. I love Santa Cruz. It’s so pretty and I love The Boardwalk. I remember running here for Wharf to Wharf several times in the past – and it’s such a great atmosphere! =)
01 May 2011: OKC Memorial Marathon/Half Marathon, Oklahoma City, OK. I know, this race is not in Cali. The only reason why I am considering this race is because my Twitter friends, Kris (@seekrisrun), and Mel (@SeeMelTri). **Sorry, I can’t run this one because of the fact that I’ll be travelling to Indianappolis the next week. Maybe next year?
07 May 2011: Indy 500 Mini Marathon, Indianapolis, IN. I really have a strong desire to run this half. My brother lives in Indy and I’m not sure how long he’ll be there. It sounds like so much fun to take a victory lap around the actual Indy 500 track! **Update*** I am “IN” for this race. I registered and have my confirmation. Indianapolis … look out … here comes Row. =)
22 May 2011: Fresno Classic Eye Q Half, Fresno, CA. I’m looking forward to running this one since my boy lives in Fresno. I know, “It’s Fresno and it’s gonna be HOT.” But … I don’t care. I think it’ll be fun. I’ve heard that this weekend is a great weekend – lots of fun! I was able to talk @southbaygirl and @LindaV1959 and my friend, Mellie Mel, to run with me! **I’m registered and “IN” for this one!!!**
30 May 2011: Inaugural Stockton Rotary 5 & 10K, Stockton, CA. It’ll be fun to run in the city that I live in. It’s for a good cause … to eradicate Polio, which in some third world countries they don’t have the resources or the funds for the vaccination that we take for granted here in the U.S. I plan to run the 10K, it may be a little rough though as I will be working the night before.
04 June 2011: Nitro Trail Half Marathon, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, CA. This may have to be the Half to run as SJR changed the day of their race to Sunday. **I’m “IN” for this one.**
05 June 2011: See Jane Run Half Marathon, Alameda, CA. I wasn’t going to run this one, but a crazy thought popped in my head and I want to see if I can handle running back to back half marathons. I registered at the last minute with a discount code. Stand by for race reports.
05 June 2011: Muddy Buddy Duathalon, San Jose, CA. I have done this Duathalon for a few years now, and every year it’s just as fun, if not funner for me! Muddy Buddy moved to October … =( 11 June 2011: Lake Tahoe Relay, Lake Tahoe, CA. I wanted to run this last year when a friend of mine asked me to be on their team, but I couldn’t get the weekend off. Maybe this year I can get a team together and run it!
Bad Bass Half Marathon, Lake Chabot, CA. Not sure what the date is for this one. The link is to last year’s (2010) race. Haha … I thought this event was called “Bad Ass” at first. As soon as I find out the date I’ll know more if I can do this race or not.
16 July 2011: Davis Moo-nlight Half Marathon. A night run with glow in the dark medals? Heck yeah. I’m *IN* for this half. Sounds like a fun run!
31 July 2011: San Francisco Marathon/Half Marathon. @Alitherunner and @erikarae74 have talked me into running this one. I’m looking forward to it! =)
13-14 August 2011: Extraterrestrial Full Moon Marathon/Half, Rachel, NV. Now this sounds like FUN!!! Running in the DARK near mysterious Area 51! And the chance to encounter E.T.? Yeah!!! I know, I’m crazy, but it sounds like sooooo much fun!!! It’s the same day as Modesto Midnight. =(
13 August 2011: Modesto Midnight Half Marathon, Modesto, CA. I’m not sure if the date is correct, I’m hoping that it is. The link is for Active’s 2010 sign up. Sorry. I like this race. It’s fun, and it marks the Runniversary for Mac and I. There’s a lot of things that need to be fixed/improved, but to me it’s a fun run because I like to run in the dark! ** Note: It’s not certain yet if this half marathon will happen again. We are still awaiting word from Fleet Feet Stockton, and On Your Mark Events.
27 August 2011: The Giant Race – Half Marathon, San Francisco, CA. I love the SF Giants. Sounds like a good race so I thought I’d sign up. =) I’m kind of excited to run in SF and finish up on the field.
04 September 2011: Disneyland Half Marathon, Anaheim, CA. This one sounds like fun! Running with the characters, and just having fun. **I’m “IN” for this one, and so is Chris!**
24 September 2011: Fall Showdown Half Marathon, El Sobrante, CA. I really enjoyed this trail half. I had a lot of fun, and discovered that I truly enjoy running on a trail! I’m not sure if the date is correct, and the link is to WolfPack Events, the organizer off the marathon. ** Note not sure about the date. Standby.
16 October 2011: Nike Women’s Marathon, San Francisco, CA. This was the first BIG race that I ever signed up for and it holds a lot of sentimental value to me, and I have fundraised every year for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society for this race as “Team Running For Dad.” However, I have yet to conquer this marathon and “truly” be happy about it. I already have a guaranteed spot to this race, but I have to decide whether to run the full marathon or the half marathon. I plan on registering to get another Group ID number, so for anyone who wants to be in my group … Let’s go! I’m **IN** for the Half Marathon. I decided that the full was not the run for me, but the half … I love the half! =)
22 October 2011: Los Vaqueros Tarantula Half Marathon, Brentwood, CA. My friend, Ron (@punkrockrunner) told me about this one, however I was still recovering from the NWM so I could not run it this year. I would love to run it in 2011 though.
23 October 2011: Port City Half Marathon, Stockton, CA. There’s talk about another half in Stockton, CA, and this is it. There’s no information on it yet, but it looks pretty definite. How exciting for us.
30 October 2011: Down and Dirty Mud Run, Folsom, CA. This was the perfect way to get my running mojo back this year and I can’t wait to run it again in 2011!!! I had so much fun!
06 November 2011: Fresno Marathon/Half, Fresno, CA. If I do decide to run a full marathon in 2011, this may be the one I would consider running. If not, then I may just run the half as everyone says that it’s a great race to run!
06 November 2011: U.S. Half, San Francisco, CA. I heard about this too late this year, otherwise, I would have signed up for it. It sounds like a great time running across the Golden Gate Bridge!
13 November 2011: Stockton Half Marathon, Stockton, CA. Not sure if this race will happen again in 2011 yet or not as 2010 was the inagural race (at the time of this writing, I have yet to run it). It’s a hometown race for me, so I feel obligated to run it.
24 November 2011: Run To Feed The Hungry 10K, Stockton, CA. Fast, fun 10K to run on Thanksgiving morning after I put the turkey in the oven! =)
04 December 2011: CIM Relay, Sacramento, CA. or California International Marathon, Sacramento, CA. I believe that if this there is one marathon that I run this year, this will be it. I liked the course, I enjoyed the venue and the expo. I have talked Cory into running it with me, and Mac already wants to run this as her full. I also believe that Chris will get a team together to run the relay. =) I’m **IN** for the FULL!!! Let the training begin in July.
10 December 2011: Run Walnut Creek Half Marathon, Walnut Creek, CA. This is gonna be a rough one since I’m running a full the week before. But this needs to be done in order to get the NorcalHalfSeries Medal!!! I’m gonna run it even if it kills me!!! LOL!! I CAN do it. I will do it. It’ll be the last one for the year … Until 2 weeks later … Oi!
So since my husband and I are going to be doing the couch to 5K program, perhaps it will turn in to more than just doing a 5K…and perhaps I will run with you next year…I am actually very excited to start working towards my goal of running! I have never done it before….
TTFN my friend….