Felt Oh So Good and On the Horizon.

It felt amazing to sleep in this morning. And by ‘sleeping in’ I mean until about 7:15 am. Working girl problems. Anyways, I always look forward to Tuesdays because I don’t have to rush to get anywhere in the mornings…I can just take my time getting up, work out a little bit later, and stroll on into work at my leisure.
I bounced outta bed, turned some music on and got revved up to hit my apartment gym.
Hit the weights for some upper body, core work and squats. And of course a run. It wouldn’t be Tuesday morning without me gettin’ my run on. I felt like pushing myself so I did a quick warm up before getting in a strong (for me) 3 miles in.
It has been a while since I’ve pushed the pace like that…but much needed. I got out a little aggression and extra energy I think I had been holding onto. Felt oh so good.
Some of you have been asking me what’s next in the world of running. I do have some more races on the horizon…
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13.1 Dallas. Technically I am not racing this one but I will be an official pacer – an opportunity given to me by Luke’s Locker. My first time pacing a race…although I did pace my friend Ann to a PR last year which was super duper fun. I am looking forward to going out there and just having a good time.
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The Metro PCS Dallas Marathon. I will be running this one in December with Team VW – like last year. This will be my first year running the full marathon on this course…I’ve run the half for the past few years. The group I’ve been coaching is running this race so I figured I might as well do the full gusto. I have this crazy pants goal that I want to run 10 full marathons before I turn 30. Which is April of 2014. This will be #8.
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The Houston Marathon. I’ve had this one on the schedule for a while and I am so proud to say I qualified for it with this race time. It’s in January. I love H.town, my boo lives there, and I just want to run it and have fun with it. #9.
I have not figured out what number 10 will be but I’m tossing around a few Texas races in my mind. I am thinking about either Cowtown or the Irving Marathon.
I do not have any big goals for these races. A PR would be awesome but I am just trying to hit the big 10 by 30. My goal in every marathon has always been just to go out there, run my heart out, and have a good time.  So we’ll see what happens.
Of course I will likely throw in some 5k races and holiday fun races in the mix.
This is definitely my favorite time of year to race! Bring on fast running and cooler weather!
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What races do you have on your fall/winter calendar? Do you have any holiday races you like to run every year? 

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

14 thoughts on “Felt Oh So Good and On the Horizon.

  1. I’m looking forward to cooler weather running too. I ran the San Jose RnR last weekend, two weeks from now I’m dong the Nike Women’s Half in San Francisco, Iron Girl Santa Rosa Half in November then comes my big race, the Honolulu Marathon in December. Lots of Fall running 🙂

  2. My running group is trying to convince me to do the Santa Shuffle in December. Sounds like fun, but I can’t picture myself getting up at the crack of dawn to be in downtown Toronto. I’m such a sloth!

  3. 7:15 does seem like a luxury! That’s so awesome that you are going to be one of the pacers! I’m always wondering where those angels come from 🙂

  4. Wow what a great schedule!
    After Chicago my calendar is pretty empty…maybe some local 10K’s in Oct/Nov. I do have the Goofy Challenge coming up in January, which is the Disney World Half & Full on consecutive days.

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