Finally! I've made my first challenge for myself:
12 Races in 2012!
If the title isn't obvious enough, my goal is to successfully complete 12 different races in 2012. I think this is a completely realistic goal for a beginner runner such as myself. I want to stay injury free (getting RID of these shin splints asap!) while continuing to grow as a runner and I believe this challenge will help me do that.
Now that I've shared it with you guys, there's no turning back now! I thought about signing up for 12 half marathons in 2012 but after thinking about it, I realized that my body probably isn't ready for that hefty of a challenge. I do think 12 races (a mix of 5ks, 10ks, and halfs) is definitely doable though!
Completed Races: 2/12
What's on the menu for 2012?
I've signed up for 6 half-marathons this year.
Tinker Bell Half-Marathon - January 29, 2012
Half-Marathon of the Harbors - April 1, 2012
Ojai to Ocean Marathon and Half - June 3, 2012
Disneyland Half-Marathon - September 3, 2012
Rock'n'Roll Los Angeles Half-Marathon - October 30, 2012
Santa to the Sea Half-Marathon - December 11, 2012
If you do the math, you can see that I need more races! If you know of any races in Southern California (large or small!) please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know! I'd love to come out and support a race and work towards my goal.
This page is where you can stay up to date with what races I have coming up and how far I am into completing my goal. If you would like to support me in my challenge you can always post words of encouragement on that page.
--Don't forget to get in on the BIC Bands contest!
Do you have any challenges for yourself this year?
Any tips you can give me on staying injury free while having a plate full of races?