Sunday, January 4, 2015

2015 Running Plans (My Wish List)

If there is one thing I'd love to have, it would be a gazillion dollars so that I could run every single race on my wish list. Let's be honest, that's not all I'd spend a gazillion dollars on and realistically speaking, I'll never have a gazillion dollars in my pocket—so it's really a moot point. Which means I'll just have to pick and choose a few again as I do every year. 

I actually ran quite a few races this past year:

The highlights:

Now, on to 2015.

And here's what I'm thinking:
I ran one half marathon in 2014, two the year before, and I'd like to shoot for three this year. 

One in the Spring.
One in the Summer.
One in the Fall. 

Again, successful completion of this trifecta of half marathons will depend largely on funds and time, but I'll give it a good go. I'd like to run a few shorter races, too. Realistically speaking, I'll have to start training right now if I want to run a Spring race. I'll also have to pick a Spring race. 

Consider this my wish list/list of potential races for 2015:

January 17: Jost Running See How Far I've Come 10K (Virtual) DONE!
February 7: Second Annual Ice Fest 5K Chocolate Run (Saint Joseph, MI) DONE!
May 3: Borgess Run Half Marathon (Kalamazoo, MI)
May 9: Fifth Third Riverbank Run 25K (Grand Rapids, MI)
June 6: Beacon Sunburst 5K, 10K or Half Marathon (South Bend, IN)
July 25: BTN Big10K (Chicago, IL)
August 16: Michigan Wine Trail Half Marathon (Baroda, MI)
September 6: The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women's Half Marathon
September 12: The Color Run 5K (South Bend, IN)
September 20: Detroit Women's Half Marathon
October 18: Foster Swift Half Marathon (Grand Rapids, MI)

Question: What are some awesome midwest running events? I'm looking for things in Michigan, Northern Indiana and/or Northern Illinois. I mean, I'd definitely consider going further away but...time and money, right?


Kara Cullen said...

This is totally not budget friendly, but so on my bucket list and should be on yours too...a Disney race! I've heard they are amazing. I follow RunDisney on facebook too!

adailydoseoffit said...

Total bucket list item! Our first family trip to Disney might just have to coincide with a race weekend because, expensive! But the Princess Half is on my list of someday-races, for sure. That, and the Nike Women's Half in DC or San Fran.

Kara Cullen said...

Awesome! I would love to do a princess race and I have also been looking into the family 5k race/scavenger hunt they do at Animal Kingdom! Definite bucket list items!!

laura said...

i'm totally lacking on anything running but would like to get at least one race in this year. thinking the calgary marathon 5k because the medals are awesome! and really, that's all that matters to me.

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