Friday, October 29, 2010

Getting Excited for Next Year!

Three sucessful 50 km 's this year.  Husband almost dies (but lived). Oldest daughter in university, youngest in middle school and competing in figure skating. Its been a busy year.

I took 3 easy weeks hiking/easy runs with my husband.  I enjoyed eating and drinking whatever I want and 'relaxing'.  Not suprisingly so, this has gotten boring quite quickly.

So now what?
Thankfully, I have a great running group. As my husband is out of the loop (for now), I thought I would just do the same old local races . But my friends have better plans! yaay! I am so there!
1. I LOVE the team/ friend/social aspect of runs- so much more fun than running a race alone.
2. I need a new challenge to keep me 'honest' with myself. 

"My Best friend is the one who brings out the best in me" - Henry Ford

So my plans for next year are :  tentatively....

March 19- Chuckanut  50 K
Apr 30- Capitopl peaks 50 mile - my first run exceeding 50Km and a gague for the death race.
May 15 - Tenderfoot Boogie possibly.. 50 mile or 50  km . May be too close to 50 mile above though.
July 31 ish - Canadian Death race- 125 km, ...17000 ft elevation gain . I'm so scaaaared!!!/Excited!!
Sept- Frosty mountain 50 Km. I have a bone to pick with this race. Haven't  ran the whole thing.

Its starting to look like an addiction.  Like, 50 km isn't enough? I'm looking for more to satisfy my running 'fix' !


EricG said...

So great Heather. I am so psyched for you doing new distances. Very exciting. Can't wait to hear all the stories and new perspectives. Peace EricG

EricG said...

Hey Heather. Thanks for your recent comment. Don't second guess going longer. I have followed your blog and runs for a while now and you can do it. You have a great spirit and energy about running and life it would seem. Train right and it will all be good. Seems like you know plenty of ultra runners but if you want any advice on training email me and I will do my best to help you. Hope you guys are well.


aww, thank you Eric for the kind words!! This is what Blogs are about, giving positive support and inspiration to others with similar interests- and you rock at it! Thanks again! I will keep that email.