Christmas Town Dash 8k: I saw the medal revealed on the Flat Out Events Instagram account last night and went nuts! I love gingerbread men and think this is simply adorable! Upon looking at the date, I'm not sure it really makes sense. Adam and I return from our honeymoon the week before and I have no clue if I'll be in any condition to run nearly 5 miles or be jet lagged and miserable.
|Photo from Flat Out Events|
Shamrock Half Marathon: I've run this race twice and have PR'ed it both times. I love the J&A race series and Shamrock lives up to the hype. If I were to attempt another half marathon PR (and I'm kind of itching to do so), this race would be high on my list. It's a flat course, is local, and I know the course well. The advantage to signing up for this race even if I defer is that it's local so there aren't extra costs for travel.
Run for the Dream Half Marathon: I ran this race back in 2013. It's a really tough course! Adam has expressed some light interest in running a half marathon. Given that we were engaged in Williamsburg and enjoy spending time there, I figure this would be a fun place to run.
Disneyland Paris Half Marathon (and 5k): Mom and I have been talking about the potential for a Disneyland Paris race for years (since August 2012 to be exact) . I have to admit that I wasn't as excited as I anticipated for this race announcement. It's a huge commitment about a year in advance. To be totally transparent, I'm not 100% certain I'll run it even though we signed up (yea, I know that sounds insane).
As much as I would like to work on some of my times for shorter races, I'm simply not sure I want to commit right now. I am eagerly looking forward to having some free time to rebuild my social life (that always seems to dissolve during marathon training!) and plan some weekend adventures with Adam.
Decisions, decisions...how to do you handle race planning after a marathon?