In the past few weeks, my love for running has come back full force. It’s literally buy #alltherunningthings and #runalltheraces. I can’t contain myself. I’m trying not to get trigger happy on the race schedule, but I’m definitely plotting out 2014. Goal: get back to my old 1/2 marathon pace and have 13 miles be an easy base all while checking off as many states as I can squeeze in the winter, spring, summer.
So far, I have my eyes on several races:
RNR Nola will happen for sure, Little Rock 1/2 Marathon (March 1 if I can make it work with work schedule), possibly this race in AZ since I will be there for work (if I can make it happen with work schedule), Run the Bluegrass in KY (March 29), Indi Mini and Flying Pig (back to back 4/27 and 4/28) and hopefully something in VT, NH, or MI this summer.
Buy all the things running…yikes.
First it started with the Halloween Pro Compression socks. Even though I don’t have a Halloween race planned…I needed festive socks (and you can’t beat 40% off).
Then, told myself I deserved a “you can run again” treat. So I bought lots of Oiselle. Only to buy even more Oiselle a week later (full disclosure-I got $$ for my birthday to spend on running clothes). 2 luxe layers, 2 scarves, pjs, and the feather burn out tee.
And picky bars! I had a membership to the picky club, but canceled when I was hurt. No real need for bars when you are sitting in bed for a month and then rehabbing. I was able to try Runner’s High at Bourbon Chase and fell in love so I ordered a box of those and Lauren’s Mega Nuts.
My casual shoes bit the dust a few weeks ago and I went with a pair of Saucony old school shoes to bum around in (thanks Molly for the inspiration).
And next up will be actual running shoes. After that, I must cut myself off.
Do you know where you are running in 2014? Running any of these races? What’s your latest running purchase?