Did you happen to notice the new tab at the top of my blog? The one titled 2013 Race Schedule? If not, no worries, because I’m here now to share it with you.
I was only able to participate in a couple of races last year because I was pregnant and I am more than ready to make up for it.
Since I live in basically the middle of nowhere race weekends also equal girl weekends, which honestly speaking are as much a part of wanting to race as the actual running.
Some of these races are still tentative but I’m going to do everything I can to make them happen.
Here is what I have scheduled so far:
March 2, 2013 – Snake River Canyon Half-Marathon – Pullman, WA: This is part of our marathon training. It is a small race (capped at 700 runners and already sold out) south of the border. We live in a border town (it is 5 minutes to the crossing from our house) so it opens up more race possibilities, which is awesome. Krista, Leanne, and I will be making this a girls trip with a night in Spokane for some shopping (hello Trader Joes!). A friend from University who lives in Idaho will also be running this race so it will be nice to catch up with her.
May 5, 2013 – BMO Vancouver Marathon – Vancouver, BC: This is the MAIN EVENT of 2013. My very first full marathon.
May 19, 2013 – Bluenose Half-Marathon (tentative) – Halifax, NS: I must repeat that this is still tentative (don’t mark anything on the calendar just yet Mom). It has been almost two years since we were back East for a visit and it is overdue. I told Andrew that I want to run a race on our next visit so we’re making plans based on that fact. We’re still working out the logistics but my fingers are crossed it will work out.
August 10, 2013 – SeaWheeze Half-Marathon – Vancouver, BC: Lululemon, running, and did I mention Lululemon? This will be the second annual SeaWheeze and I WILL be there this year!
September 2013 – The Scenic Half Marathon 10K (tentative) – Sandpoint, ID: They don’t know it yet, but I’m crashing the annual race weekend to Sandpoint, ID that Krista and Leanne go on – you hear that ladies? I’ve marked it as tentative because I actually have no idea if they are even going, but if they do, I’ll be there.
October 13, 2013 – BMO Okanagan Half-Marathon – Kelowna, BC: This is becoming some-what of a tradition, plus it’s where I ran my first half-marathon so it only seems right that I return and aim for a PR.
That’s it for now.
Where are you racing this year? Let me know if you’ll be at any of the above races.