Aug
11

Bonjour Monday & My Race Schedule

Preface. The below list might lead you to believe that I love racing. I don’t, but I do love running. Even more, I love training. I use races as an opportunity to get in some miles, with friends, water stops, and cheering crowds. Occasionally I will give it my all, but not often. I hate the recovery/down time. I also don’t have a competitive spirit. I like to do my best, but I have zero desire to beat someone else. So…I often pace groups or keep a friend company for their race. Anyways…here’s my schedule for the remainder of the year:

August:

22-24 The Cumberland Plateau Stage Race

September:

1 The Franklin Classic 10k/5k (this is the 1st time I’m planning to race both distances)

6 The East Kentucky Half Marathon (a good excuse to visit my Nana)

October:

12 Chicago Marathon

November: 

15 Viva la Diva 10k (this one gets a maybe)

23 Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon

27 Boulevard Bolt 5 Miler

December:

6 St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon

14 Peeler Park Trail 6 Miler (maybe)

 

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8 mile run (8:45 pace).  Nothing special…just a nice run before I had to go to the dentist.  Seen on my run:

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Looking like a rockstar during my teeth cleaning and 6 month check up at the dentist.

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Happy to report that I am cavity free!

If I’m home for lunch, I eat this salad…like every day.  It’s been years and it never gets old.  That’s not weird right? My husband likes to calculate the money I spend on mâché rosettes and strawberries per year.  Today, I added peaches as well, because I like to live on the edge.

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Speaking of husband, when he’s a way the wife will build a mountain of guacamole and call it dinner. This is a totally acceptable portion size, yes?!

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And lastly, some avocado humor:)

IMG_4505.JPGI hope you all had a wonderful Monday!!

What are some of your upcoming races?  

Do you always race or do you run some just for fun?

Don’t forget to #choosejoy

 

 

 

 

Join the Conversation

  • http://justkeeprunning1.wordpress.com justkeeprunning1

    I’m running a marathon in New Mexico in September and a 50k in December. Your race schedule looks awesome. Chicago marathon is the best! I had so much fun when I ran that race

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’ve heard the best things about Chicago! This will be my first time running it…can’t wait! Good luck in your races. December could be the perfect month for a 50k.

  • http://momxiety.wordpress.com momxiety

    I’m not that competitive either to be honest, but sometimes I like to pretend I am, ha! For now I’ve got a half marathon in November and I’m thinking of throwing some short distance races in the mix before then. We’ll see though.
    Great post!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’m glad it’s not just me;) I hope you have some great upcoming races…November is such a great time of year!

  • Mariem

    I’m not that competitive either to be honest, but sometimes I like to pretend I am, ha! For now I’ve got a half marathon in November and I’m thinking of throwing some short distance races in the mix before then. We’ll see though.
    Great post!

  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    I am pretty competitive; not always with other people, more with myself. Because of this, I have to really be careful about scheduling races when I’m training for a particular race that is really important to me. Case in point: I will participate in a 5K this Saturday, but then have to do my long run on Sunday, so I’m going to try to have fun and not worry about my time – sometimes difficult for me! I hope you have such a great time at the Chicago Marathon!! All of these sound exciting, and I love St. Jude’s Half!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It helps me to run with friends when I’m doing a race just for fun. They help to hold me accountable for taking it easy.

  • Kara Molitor

    What’s your favorite salad dressing to use on your daily salad?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Honey pear vinaigrette from Earth and Vine. I buy it at Fresh Market