After running 12 half marathons in 12 months then capping it all off with my first full, I was pretty burned out. I had given this mission everything I had — mind, body, soul. I took some time for myself (hence the crickets on the ol’ blog here) and gave a lot of thought to ”What’s next?” — for myself and for Still Easier Than Chemo.
Whereas my race plans for 2014 may not be as epic as 12 half marathons in 12 months, I’m happy with what I aim to accomplish. Plus, I’m able to take a step back and spotlight some other pretty amazing people, like Sarah Pierce, who will be taking up the 12-in-12 banner starting January 11 (read more about her story here). So without further ado, here’s what’s on the race docket (with a few surprises along the way):
#1 — Massey Challenge: Massey runs with me, I run for Massey, and Massey can’t run without YOU.
I hope to raise $255 (a modest homage to the $25,519 raised during my 12-in-12 campaign) before running the Monument Avenue 10k March 29. Accept the challenge, and help us put cancer on the run! Join Team Still Easier Than Chemo today or donate on our behalf!
#2 — 24-Hour Ultra Run: I’m still trying to figure out how I got conned into this. Actually, I’m kind of in denial about having signed on; I’ll circle back around to this.
#3 — Richmond Marathon: Of course I’m running Richmond again! My first marathon was an awesome experience I can’t wait to repeat.
What are your 2014 race plans? Let’s hear some firsts! What new challenges are you tackling? Anyone else crazy enough to run an ultra?