Happy 2017, friends! Hope you guys had a great holiday and wonderful time ringing in the new year.
I’ve spent the last week trying to get back into routine — work, gym, chores, etc. I’m still playing catch-up. This is probably my least favorite time of the year (post-holiday blues, cold east coast weather), so while everyone’s out there making big resolutions to be amazing, I’m just taking it day by day. It’s what works for me. I do set goals for myself, but the main thing I strive for every year is to live a full life and do the best that I can in whatever situation I’m in.
Right now, I’m in a “blah, it’s January” situation, so you know, I’m working my way through it. 🙂
I finally got around to narrowing down the races for my 2017 line-up. I’ve got six on tap — my colleague, Kevin, (aka Coach Kevin) is pushing for me to do eight, so I’ll end the year with 25 states under my belt. Not sure if I can do it, but we’ll see.
This year, I’d like to keep each race destination under $500. I know $500 sounds like a lot, and it seems like it should be doable, right? But when you factor in airfare and hotel (and food and beers and food and more beers), it’s so easy to rack up the bill — personally, I think $500 for states in the midwest and west coast (when you live on the east coast) is a good deal! What do you think? Your thoughts and discount travel tips are welcome. 🙂 SEND MY WAY!
This race schedule isn’t set in stone. I’m still working out some other travel plans that may affect my races. But for now, this is what I’ve got…
Let me know if you’re doing any of these, too. Maybe we can meet up!
Sunday, May 7 – Flying Pig Marathon (half for me) — Cincinnati, Ohio
Sunday, May 28, – Boston’s Run to Remember — Boston, Massachusetts
Sunday, June 18 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle — Seattle, Washington
Saturday, October 8 – Newport Marathon (half for me) — Newport, Rhode Island
Sunday, October 22 – Atlantic City Marathon (half for me) — Atlantic City, New Jersey
Saturday, Nov. 4 – Savannah Rock ‘n Roll — Savannah, Georgia
A couple of others I may add:
Saturday, September 2 – Hole Half Marathon — Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Sunday, November 20 – The Williams Route 66 Half Marathon — Tulsa, Oklahoma
What races do you have planned for this year?
Do you have any running goals (or other goals) for 2017?