Unfortunately, I was premature in publishing my first race schedule, seeing as I had not compared any of them with my marathon training schedule.. don't know what I was thinking, sorry bout that..
Anyways, I'm definitely running the:
Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington D.C. on April 3. My dad and I entered the lottery under the group name "Keep Moving" and we were selected. It's going to be pretty expensive because we have to get a hotel the night before, but I'm still super excited! I hear it's a beautiful course.
And, of course, the Cleveland Rite Aid Marathon on May 15. Wooooooooot =)
I'm pretty positive that I'm going to run the:
Shamrock 15k in Cuyahoga Falls, OH on March 6. I would need to switch around some long runs but it's totally doable. I had mentioned the Mill Creek Distance Classic for this day on my prior list but that race is incredibly hilly, and, honestly, I don't want to die.. and I can never find 15k races close to me!
I'd love to run the:
Perfect 10 Miler in Cleveland in August (again, not sure of the exact date). This is also contingent upon my body surviving the marathon and its training.
Wine and Dine Half Marathon in Disney World in October (not sure of the exact date). I really want to run a race in Disney and my dad wants to do this one. He said if I survive the training and the marathon then we should do this race in the fall. If this works out I won't be doing the Cincinnati half, but I'm okay with that..
I'm pretty sure that I can't run the:
Cleveland 10 Miler on April 23. I hear this is a really fun race, but I'm scheduled to run between 20 and 22 miles that day and I'm running out of time to move things around.. I don't think I can squeeze it in after all =(
I still want to do the:
Wendy's International Duathlon in Lewis Center, OH on June 12. (Run 2 miles, bike 17 miles, run 5k) I wouldn't register until after the marathon (1 month before), because if my ankle can't take anymore there's no point in paying the registration fee.. Oh, and I still need to buy a bicycle..
Cincinnati Sprint Triathlon on July 24. Again, I need a bike and won't register until after the marathon.
If it turns out I'm invincible, and my body is still in tip-top shape, I might run the:
Akron Half Marathon on September 24. This would be only if I felt amazing and strong and think I could still run the Disney Half a month later, but Disney takes priority.
I plan on running local charity races as well, but I won't know about those until later. There should be a 5k in Poland (OH, not the country) in the beginning of May, and I think the Panerathon 10k is in August.
I'm not sure if this will all workout.. I really hope that it does! If all I can do this year is the marathon then what else can I ask for?! That's why it's called a wish list, right? I have decided that even if my ankle or any other body part breaks down before the marathon, I'm still going to do it, even if I have to walk or crawl the whole thing. I will finish.
On a different, but not completely unrelated topic.. I would really appreciate any help that anyone can give me with my efforts to raise money for diabetes research through running this marathon. I know the economy is awful especially with the holiday season coming to an end, but every donation helps! I'm very close to my goal. Every dollar adds up! Click here or visit my Diabetes Action page to read my family's story and/or make a donation =)