This year one of my New Year’s Resolutions/Goals is to run a half marathon, and I’m signed up to run the Wisconsin Half Marathon in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on May 4th!
I’ve been running in shorter 5k and 8k races for about 5 years now, and last year I even ran in two 10k races: the Big Ten 10k in July (with waterslides and school mascots) and the North Shore Turkey Trot 10k on Thanksgiving. My best 5k time has been 30 minutes even at the Lincoln Park Zoo Run last year (though the 5k course may not have been verified), best 8k was last year’s Shamrock Shuffle at 53:48, and best 10k was the Turkey Trot with 1:05:15. 2012 was a year of bests!
Other races I have planned this year are the Shamrock Shuffle 8k on April 7th and hopefully the Chicago Half Marathon on September 8th. I’m also running in a Ragnar Relay, a 200-mile relay race from Madison, Wisconsin, to Chicago, Illinois, with 11 other running friends!
What races/events are you running this year? What motivates you?