I don’t know how or why, but at some point in the haze around Christmas and New Year’s Day, I decided to run 13 races in 2013. I blame my friend Wendy, who did 12 in 2012, and also probably the 5 lbs I put on over the holidays. Maybe it happened during a fever-induced hallucination while I was sick. Who knows? But I’m doing it.
Here’s my list so far. Races in bold are paid for, races in italic are completed:
Carlsbad Half Marathon (1/27) - new PR! Official time: 2:13:12
Electric Run 5k (2/2)
San Diego Half Marathon (3/10)
*Nike Women’s Marathon Virtual 10k (3/10)
Hot Chocolate 15k (3/24)
Carlsbad 5000 (4/7)
La Jolla Half Marathon (4/28)
Ragnar Northwest Passage (7/19-20)
America’s Finest City Half Marathon (8/18)
Nike Women’s Half Marathon TBA (Oct)
Komen Race for the Cure 5k (11/3)
Vegas RNR half (11/17)
*This one doesn’t count. It’s a “virtual” 10k, which means I just have to log in to Nike+ and track my run. This will happen while I’m running the half marathon. The only point is to try to score an entry to the NWM in October.
Two things I learned when planning my schedule: (1) San Diego race organizers are really, really good about spreading out big races in county by at least 6 weeks; (2) Half marathons are flippin’ expensive. Like WOAH.
As you can see, the list is ambitious and maybe a tiny bit crazy for someone who just recently started running (The San Diego Half Marathon marks the anniversary of my first half marathon). As you can also see, I’m short 2 races. Somewhere in those hot summer months I’m going to have to pepper in a couple 5k or 10k races. I’m also kicking around the idea of doing Chicago. We’ll just have to see.
Is anyone else doing a 13 in 2013 challenge? Did anyone else order a nerdy custom jersey like I did? Does anyone want to come visit San Diego and run a race with me?