Bonjour Monday & My Race Schedule

Preface. The below list might lead you to believe that I love racing. I don’t, but I do love running. Even more, I love training. I use races as an opportunity to get in some miles, with friends, water stops, and cheering crowds. Occasionally I will give it my all, but not often. I hate the recovery/down time. I also don’t have a competitive spirit. I like to do my best, but I have zero desire to beat someone else. So…I often pace groups or keep a friend company for their race. Anyways…here’s my schedule for the remainder of the year:

August:

22-24 The Cumberland Plateau Stage Race

September:

1 The Franklin Classic 10k/5k (this is the 1st time I’m planning to race both distances)

6 The East Kentucky Half Marathon (a good excuse to visit my Nana)

October:

12 Chicago Marathon

November: 

15 Viva la Diva 10k (this one gets a maybe)

23 Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon

27 Boulevard Bolt 5 Miler

December:

6 St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon

14 Peeler Park Trail 6 Miler (maybe)

 

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8 mile run (8:45 pace).  Nothing special…just a nice run before I had to go to the dentist.  Seen on my run:

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Looking like a rockstar during my teeth cleaning and 6 month check up at the dentist.

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Happy to report that I am cavity free!

If I’m home for lunch, I eat this salad…like every day.  It’s been years and it never gets old.  That’s not weird right? My husband likes to calculate the money I spend on mâché rosettes and strawberries per year.  Today, I added peaches as well, because I like to live on the edge.

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Speaking of husband, when he’s a way the wife will build a mountain of guacamole and call it dinner. This is a totally acceptable portion size, yes?!

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And lastly, some avocado humor:)

IMG_4505.JPGI hope you all had a wonderful Monday!!

What are some of your upcoming races?  

Do you always race or do you run some just for fun?

Don’t forget to #choosejoy

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Bonjour Monday & My Race Schedule

  1. I’m not that competitive either to be honest, but sometimes I like to pretend I am, ha! For now I’ve got a half marathon in November and I’m thinking of throwing some short distance races in the mix before then. We’ll see though.
    Great post!

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  2. I’m not that competitive either to be honest, but sometimes I like to pretend I am, ha! For now I’ve got a half marathon in November and I’m thinking of throwing some short distance races in the mix before then. We’ll see though.
    Great post!

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  3. I am pretty competitive; not always with other people, more with myself. Because of this, I have to really be careful about scheduling races when I’m training for a particular race that is really important to me. Case in point: I will participate in a 5K this Saturday, but then have to do my long run on Sunday, so I’m going to try to have fun and not worry about my time – sometimes difficult for me! I hope you have such a great time at the Chicago Marathon!! All of these sound exciting, and I love St. Jude’s Half!

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