Operation Skinny Jeans: I've got the bug.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I've got the bug.

Oh man. Now that half marathon training has officially begun, I have caught the race bug.

I love races. The excitement, the energy, the t-shirts. I love all of it. The only thing I don't love is the price sometimes, but I get that they are supporting a charity or providing some entertainment so it is worth it to me :D

Now that it is race season, I have a bunch I am looking forward to!

1. The Earth Day Virtual 5K- April 22nd. I have fallen in love with the company putting on my half, Vacation Races. They are awesome, and they also do virtual races! But what is COOL is you get a shirt AND a metal! HELL YEAH! So I am 99% sure I am doing this one next Tuesday. I need to show some boob convince my husband that its worth $30, but other than that I am in!


2. BolderBOULDER 10K- May 26th. This is a HUGE race around here and I am TOTALLY doing it this year. It will be my first 10K and my goal is to finish it in 1:30 which is roughly a 15 min mile. It is FAST- faster than I ever have, but I have 6 weeks to train. I have never done a 10K, but I have run almost 5 miles so I am going to up my long run distance and work on that pace :D I feel good about it! 


3. Some kind of 10 miler in July. I am still looking, but I want to run a 10 miler about 3 weeks before my half. I think it would be a great boost in my confidence and hopefully make 13.1 feel less unattainable. I will let you know which one I pick :D

Of course I would love to run a couple more 5K's while I am at it, why not right! What races are on your radar this year? I wanted to do the Color Run but it is the same day as my half  :( Ah well.

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14 comments :

  1. Awesome! I've been tempted to do the Bolder Boulder

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  2. Way to go! I plan to run a 10k sometime this summer, too, and would love to complete it in under 1:30! Keep up the good work, friend!

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  3. After doing the Color Run I feel like I want to run ALL the 5k's! haha I guess I've got the bug too! Maybe I can convince my boyfriend to do a couple before we move and I start my summer session of grad school.

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  4. 10K's are fun! I'm running one in August!
    I love being bitten by the race bug.

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  5. I have a mud run in Ponca Nebraska in June. It's my very first race ever, I'm super pumped!

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  6. These look like fun! I am doing a 5K with the Girls on the Run kids at my school next month! Should be lots of fun.

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  7. Hey Chica! I'm thinking about doing the Color Vibe, since I might not be able to do the Color Run in Denver. Check it out, they have one in Denver, but also in FoCo area too :-)
    -Samantha

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  8. Hey Chica! I'm thinking about doing to Color Vibe, since I might not be able to make the Color Run in Denver. Check it out, they have one in Denver and in FoCo :-)

    -Samantha

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  9. I have been sparse with my 5ks this spring because of the half marathon in June, but I am signed up for 2 races in May that I am pretty excited for.

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  10. I love the bolder boulder! Not sure if I am going to be able to do it this year because I just had a baby... I am doing the color. Vibe run in FoCo though ! And maybe the glo run in Colorado Springs it's like at night and in august or sept I think!?

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  11. You do it girl!!! I love your enthusiasm about running!!!

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  12. A virtual race with a t-shirt?! I'm in! All of the races you have coming up are so exciting!

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  13. If you find a 10 miler in July, let me know and I'll come do it with you! By then I'll be in the middle of marathon training, and I'll need all of the races I can find to keep me motivated.

    You are going to LOVE doing the Bolder Boulder! I did it a bunch of times growing up, and there is nothing in the world quite like it.

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