Happy Tuesday!  Was anyone off yesterday?  I was and it was definitely nice.  This past week I explained to my kids the reason for being off on Monday.  Many had heard of Martin Luther King, Jr.,  but couldn’t remember much about him.  No worries.  We watched a video and did various activities to remember and honor him.  I will ask them again today and see if they remember.  🙂

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This week’s Tuesday Topic:  What’s on your Winter bucket list?  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

As you know, so far I haven’t had much luck with running.  I got sick and then I fell.  I know it is only the 3rd week in January and I have plenty of time to achieve my goals this year.  However, I have two races this Winter that I want to do and hopefully get a PR in one of them.

• Publix Atlanta Half Marathon, March 1
I’ve been wanting to run in GA for years and I finally have a chance to cross it off my list.  This race is the day after the Olympic Marathon Trials so you know I have to go.  I know Atlanta is hilly so I was never expecting to get a PR.  At this point, my goals are to enjoy it and to finish it (similar to the Detroit race).

• Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, March 22
One of my goals this year is to get a PR in the 8k distance.  There aren’t that many 8ks in Chicago and I do this race almost every year.  My PR is 48:38 from 2014.  I was close in 2015 with a finish time of 49:49.  I remember the first time I did this race in 2006.  My goal was to finish under an hour (I did).  I also remember running the whole time and stopping only once for water.  It is one of my favorite races in Chicago.

Wish me luck.  If I don’t get my PR at the Shamrock Shuffle, then I will find another 8k race.  This year I am determined.

So maybe these are not exactly bucket list items.  Oh well.  I still want to get these done.

What’s on your Winter bucket list?

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18 Comments on Tuesday Topics: My Winter bucket list

  1. I hope you PR the Shuffle! My PR days for that race are long behind me. I think in 2003, I finished in a little over 40 minutes. Ah–youth…

  2. The 8K distance is unique! There used to be a spring race nearby and it was a hilly course and the weather was ALWAYS cold and windy), but it is no longer. Last summer, we found a 4th of July 8K, so that was fun. Good luck at the Shuffle in March 🙂

    • The 4th of July race I run is 4 miles. I like the marketing of it “run 4 miles on the 4th of July”. There are definitely plenty of 5ks and 10ks so at least I have plenty of chances to PR in that distance.

  3. Oh, that sounds like a goal! I have heard people speak about this race, it must be great!
    March is still a bit to go, so enough time to train for it, as well.

  4. I don’t have any specific races on my calendar at the moment. I’m focused on healing from my injury and then I’ll decide what to run. Good luck with your races! I ran the Atlanta Marathon back in 2008 when it was called the Georgia Marathon – same course though…

  5. I have nothing on my calendar for this winter. I’d like to be able to complete a 5K in April. That’s my focus right now.

    That Atlanta race is supposed to be fun! Good luck!

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