Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Things to Accomplish in 2008

I recently read about another writer's planned athletic endeavors for the year. I found it quite comforting to know that there are others as obsessive-compulsive as I am about what they want to accomplish in any given period. Of course, I have to take you back several months to get you caught up on this "race season." It goes back even further than the beginning of 2008, and spans a bit longer than one traditional "race season", but nonetheless it is what I had and do have planned. And, I have decided to include some things that are not "race" related, but are nonetheless very important to why I do what I do ... you'll see. I am going to try to update the list when necessary. Just bear with me while I figure out the best way to do that. ;-)

October, 2007
10.27.2007 Boston Mini Marathon (Boston, GA) - 2:12:59, personal best

November, 2007
11.22.2007 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K

December, 2007
12.1.2007
Ten Mile Challenge - 1:33:57, personal best
12.1.2007 Jingle Bell Run 3K - ran with my 6 year-old (it was his first)


January, 2008
1.12.2008 Disney Half Marathon - Finished - it was my 9th Half Marathon!
1.13.2008 Disney Full Marathon - Finished (technically my first marathon, even though I walked a lot of it)
Put the Two Runs together and get "The Goofy"

February, 2008
2.3.2008 Tallahassee Half Marathon (1:58:59 - personal best)
2.17.2008 Inaugural 26.2 with Donna Hicken: The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer (4:24:31 - personal best)

March, 2008
3.8.2008 Thomasville Road Baptist 10K (53:53 - personal best)
3.29.2008 Springtime Tallahassee 10K - this did not materialize...there was a "ride" the next day
3.30.2008 Blue Line Metric Century (100K) Ride (finished in just about 4 hours - not too shabby)

April, 2008
4.5.2008 Watch Colin, my 13 year-old son, compete with "The Big Dogs" at the Red Hills Triathlon (1/3 Mile Swim, 16 Mile Ride, 3.1 Mile Run) - He finished in 1:38:06! 2nd in his age group (Men 19 and Under); 4th out of the water in his swim wave (Men 29 and Under)
4.6.2008 Watch Colin "set the water aflame" at the Dothan Spring Splash Swim Meet

Speak at Scott's Ferry United Methodist Church - "Who I am through what I do in Christ"
4.24-27.2008 Serve the Pilgrims on Walk #48, Big Bend Walk to Emmaus

May, 2008
5.17.2008 Ride To Remember "Horse Country" Century Ride - I won't do this one this year.
5.18.2008 Watch Aidan, the 6 year-old, compete in his first triathlon: Red Hills for Kids
5.20.2008 Celebrate my mother's 60th Birthday

June, 2008

6.7.2008 Capital City Ride for Hope: A metric century founded by a student at the FSU College of Medicine in honor of his father, a cancer victim. (www.capitalcityrideforhope.com)

July, 2008
7.4.2008
Freedom Springs Triathlon (for me really a DUathlon - I don't "do" the swim...)

7.19.2008 Take Colin to Jacksonville for the JAX TRI Series Sprint #2

August, 2008
8.23.2008 TriStates 100 Century Ride
8.24.2008 Celebrate 17 years of marriage to my wonderful husband!

September, 2008
9.20.2008 Take Colin to The Beach Blast Triathlon in Mexico Beach, Florida
9.30.2008 Celebrate Michael's 45th Birthday!!!


October, 2008
10.25.2008 Boston Mini Marathon (Boston, Georgia) or

10.26.2008 (my 41st birthday) 33rd Marine Corps Marathon - Registration opens at noon, 4.30.2008
10.31.2008 Celebrate my in-laws' 50th Wedding Anniversary

November, 2008
11.27.2008 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K

December, 2008
12.6.2008 Ten Mile Challenge
12.6.2008 Jingle Bell Run (3K)
12.21.2008 Jacksonville Half Marathon???

January, 2009
1.10-11.2008 Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge: In Memory of Richard Harvey
1.10.2009 Disney Half Marathon (Registered)
1.11.2009 Disney Full Marathon (Registered)

February, 2009
Tallahassee Half Marathon
2.15.2009 The 2nd Annual 26.2 with Donna Hicken: The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer

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