I had originally planned to share my Army Ten Miler recap with all of you today, but I’m finding myself struggling to put into words all of the emotions that I experienced that day. Instead of rushing to slap a recap together, I’d rather take some time this weekend to work on it.
The Army Ten Miler was my 13th race of 2014, which puts me only one race away from reaching my big 2014 goal: to complete 14 races in 2014.
Originally race #14 was going to be another repeat race: the Veteran’s Day 5k that benefits Team RWB, the veteran’s organization that Preston and I both belong to (its an organization for both veterans and their loved ones). However, we’re now going to be out of town the weekend of the race. I’m sure it’ll be held in future years, and I’ll eventually be able to rerun that race again.
However, it now looks like I’ll actually surpass my 14 in 2014 goal, and will cross the finish line of 15 races this year. With Army Ten Miler being race #13, I’d like to officially announce what races 14 and 15 will be:
Preston and I will be visiting my family in Illinois for Thanksgiving this year. We’ll kick off Thanksgiving morning with a three mile race through a local park. My parents plan to complete the walk option of the trot. You may recall that they joined us at Disney World back in January for my first half marathon, and I can’t wait to share another race experience with them.
Race #15: Christmas Town Dash 8k
The weekend after Thanksgiving Preston and I are planning to head to Williamsburg. For a couple of years we’ve been wanting to visit Busch Gardens during their annual Christmas Town celebration, and we thought that running the 8k would be a great addition to a weekend there. This will be my first 8k race, and although the course is advertised as being quite hilly, it’ll be an instant PR. I’ve already started working on my costume, and I can’t wait to share the finished product with all of you!
And there you have it: my final two races of 2014. I’ve already started plotting out possible races for 2015, and can’t wait to start finalizing which races will definitely be on my 2015 race calendar!
QOTD: What will be your final race(s) of 2014?