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. 🙂
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?