love me some racin’!

I woke up pretty grumpy today.  Seriously, it happens to my dad too, and I can’t explain it.  I hate the feeling because literally EVERYTHING drives me bonkers.  I didn’t sleep well last night but more than anything I knew I had to deal with a few things today and I just didn’t want to.  I got through it but there is still grumpy residue

I couldn't have said it better myself

Thankfully, I have a very supportive assistant and today I was singing a slightly annoying song from my childhood and he sent it to me.  It definitely made me smile

Warning!  It might get stuck in your head!

Have you ever seen this?

Yes, there is something wrong with me…

Okay, onto some races!  Here is the list of races that I am either in the process of signing up for or that I have already signed on the dotted line for:

Kal-Haven Trail Run – this is a local race on a trail that runs from Kalamazoo to South Haven.  The trail is 33.5 miles long and it’s set up as a relay.  I’m not organizing the team but I know there are least 3 other individuals and we can have up to 6 members.  It’s March 24, 2012

5/3 River Bank Run – This is a 25k and is the largest 25k in the country.  One of my friends asked me if I wanted to do it with him and I said “Sure!”.  I am one of those ppl who, if you ask me to race with you, it’s almost a guaranteed YES!  I have never done this distance but I am definitely excited!  It’s May 12 and relatively cheap considering the size.

Color Run 5k – Chicago – I’m SUPER excited for this run because it looks like so much fun!  Colors are thrown on you as you run the course.  Runners start out in white t’s – mandatory and then by the end you look like a box of Crayola’s – awesome :)  This run is June 6, 2012

yep, this is necessary

Ragnar Relay – Madison to Chicago – I signed up for this race back in November when another blogger, Kim, put out a call for another teammate on her blog.  I e-mailed her immediately before I had the chance to chicken out!  I’m so happy I did – my teammates are incredible and even though I have never met any of them in person, I can’t wait to spend 24+ hours with them either running or in a van!  The Relay is June 8-9, 2012

At this point, I have some options and some decisions to make.  My friend, Danielle and I really want to do the Nike Woman’s Marathon in San Fran in October.  It will be my first full and I would LOVE to get a bit o’ jewelry from a hot fireman along with some chocolate!  The only problem is I will have to get in via the lottery.  Hmm… I have no idea if I stand a chance or not.

If I don’t get into the NWM then I am considering the Grand Rapids Marathon (I loved the half last year) and have even been talking with my dad about going back to WA and road trippin’ it some place to do a race there.  We’ll see… there are a few other 5k’s or maybe 10k’s around Kalamazoo that I like to do and will continue to sign up for those puppies as well.  My friend Meagan asked me to do the Sunburst half with her in South Ben, IN and then I have wanted to do The Flying Pig Marathon (or half) ever since I heard the name and saw the totally radical medals.  But some of these might be too close for comfort considering the races I have already signed up for.  We’ll see – again, I hate turning down races simply because they are so much fun! 

I’ll keep you posted – meanwhile, check out some of these links!  There are some really fun races around here!

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