Yay for Fridays!!!! I hope everyone had a spectacular new years. In typical Friday Five fashion, I’ve linked up with Courtney, Cynthia and Mar for another glorious edition of the Friday Five. Please go visit their blogs and show them some love. This week we are talking about goals.
Today marks the first Friday of the new year and I couldn’t be more excited about it. A new year means a fresh start and a whole new set of goals. Among other things, this year I’m going to attempt something I have yet to try before. I’m setting myself a race goal.
Since I’ve been blogging, I’ve seen plenty of other determined runners with aspirations to complete the “13 in ’13” and “14 in ’14” I’ve always thought that was reaching, especially given the cost of some races, but this year is going to be the year of my first marathon, so I thought it would be a perfect way to keep me motivated as I prepare myself for 26.2.
As you can count, there’s only nine races on my schedule so far. The year has just begun, so obviously I will add more as the year unfolds. Most likely I’ll add in a few 5ks and fun runs to spruce up the list since most of these races are half marathons. They will all be leading up to my grandest attempt with the NYC Marathon.
And as you can tell, I will be busy running all the Best Damn Races this year. That is because I’m one of their race ambassadors, if you didn’t know, and because this year they are offering a challenge to RUN ALL FOUR HALF MARATHONS for a chance to score this awesome Mich Ultra Challenge Medal. I had to. I couldn’t resist. The challenge pack also rewards runners with a Bottle Opener, Pilsner Glass and the BDR Slingpack. Whoop Whoop!!! More bling for me. ****Remember to use my discount code HALEYD when you register, so you can save $5.****
By the way, if you’d like to join in on our January Instagram Challenge you should go check it out. This year, we’re doing medal-a-day for the month of January! Don’t have 31 medals yet? That’s ok! Post what ya got! #medaladay
What races do you have on your calendar for 2015?
Do you know of any must-do races that I should add to my list?