Friday Five – Current Countdowns

I’m one of those people who, despite living a busy life and trying to live in the moment as much as possible, also enjoys looking ahead to anything and everything that is exciting on the calendar.  With lots already on our calendar between now and the end of this year, its hard to not be excited about what lies ahead.  Some of my current countdowns include:

1.  8 days until my next race – Next Saturday morning I’ll be running my fifth Jaguar 5k, which is an annual athletics fundraiser for the first school that I taught at.  Its always great to go back and see old coworkers on race day.

My current 5k PR is from last year's Jaguar 5k. I loved being able to celebrate post race with a slice of pizza!

My current 5k PR is from last year’s Jaguar 5k. I loved being able to celebrate post race with a slice of pizza!

2.  43 days until ZOOMA Annapolis – Its hard to believe that my spring goal race is right around the corner.  Tomorrow I have 10.5 miles on my training plan, which will not only be my first double digit run but also my longest run since back in the fall.  (And remember, if you’re interested in joining me for ZOOMA Annapolis, or you want to run ZOOMA Cape Cod or ZOOMA Florida you can use discount code KATHRYN16 to save 10% off of your race registration.)

3.  63 days until the end of the school year – Today marks the end of my fourth week back at work from maternity leave, and the end of little man’s second week at daycare.  I can’t wait for the end of the school year so that I can be back home with him and we can enjoy a fun filled summer together.

4.  113 days until we leave for Disney World – We’re beyond excited for our week long family vacation at Disney in mid-August with Preston’s side of the family and to take little man to Disney for the first time.

The last time we were at Disney World was for our gender reveal last August. We can't wait to take little man with us for his first trip there!

The last time we were at Disney World was for our gender reveal last August. We can’t wait to take little man with us for his first trip there!

5.  198 days until Wine and Dine Half Marathon – We’ll be returning to Disney in November for Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend.  After runDisney announced the lineup of changes to this year’s race weekend, we decided to upgrade my registration to allow me to run the new Lumiere Two Course Challenge (10k and half marathon).  Race registration coincided with my birthday, so it was a nice birthday treat from Preston for him to register me for the challenge.  I’m excited to finally be running this race after deferring last year’s registration, and am just as excited for little man to participate in the diaper dash.

QOTD: What are you currently counting down to?

As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well!


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28 Responses to Friday Five – Current Countdowns

  1. You’ve got lots to look forward to! I still miss having summers off.

  2. MCM Mama says:

    Gah, if it’s only 43 days until ZOOMA, I have 9 half marathons to run in those days! I’m really looking forward to “just” running a 10K there.

  3. I can’t believe how fast this year is going! Literally it seems like we just got back from marathon weekend in January!
    I’m definitely looking forward to the end of school, summer vacation, wine n dine weekend and everything in between. On one hand I am excited for wine n dine but on the other hand I don’t want November to get here too quickly!
    I am excited for you for all the fun things you have planned and spending more time with your boy!

  4. Chaitali says:

    A lot of great things to look forward to! I’m counting down to my trip to Iceland at the end of May 🙂

  5. zoom is going to be such fun! that’s the start of my marathon training so i switched to the 10k because i don’t need to run a half on the first week of marathon training but i’m so excited for the event!

  6. Counting down to one of my closest friends’ bridal showers (8 days), a trip to Maine with my boyfriend (13 days to go!), Memorial Day weekend in Connecticut with my family (35 days), and her actual wedding (57 days). Don’t even get me started on the rest of the summer!

  7. Ana says:

    All those sounds like very exciting events!!
    only 63 days of school?! where did the school year go?
    I’m considering doing the Zooma race, bc you make it sound so fun!
    Have an awesome weekend!

  8. OMG! I’m beyond excited for you to go to Disney! What am I counting down for? Well, this one is not that exciting. My baby’s first day at a daycare is on June 13th. It makes me very emotional because I don’t want her to feel that I’m abandoning her but at the same time I know that she’ll have there so much fun (maybe not right away, but eventually)!

  9. Lesley says:

    I’m counting down for my trip to Disneyland in 13 days, and then onto Memorial Day weekend since I’m going to the Jimmy Buffett concert. After that, not sure yet.

  10. bummed I’ll miss ZOOMA but I’ll see you at Fit Foodie! So many great things for you to look forward to. I bet you can’t wait for summer.

  11. Run Away With Me says:

    Oooooh that new Wine and Dine challenge sounds awesome! I might need to add that to my bucket list!

  12. My only current countdown is until my 10k. I was really looking forward to our trip in May but we had to cancel it for a few different reasons. Being an adult sucks sometimes! 😦

  13. Such great things to look forward to girl!!!

  14. I’m counting down until the end of school (20 more school days!!!), my birthday (44 days) the Peachtree Road Race (72 days), and Lumiere’s two-course challenge!! My daughter will be doing the kids race, too 😉

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