Racing Season Is Here

I've been on running hiatus while my body has been acting a fool. Since most things are now in order it's time to start prepping for racing season.

As of now my race calendar looks like this:
  • October 27 - Monster Mash 15k
  • November 3 - Firefly 5k
  • November 11 - Color Run 5k
  • December 9 - Run Girl 1/2 Marathon
  • December 23 - Santa Dash 1/2 Marathon
  • March 2 - Woodlands 1/2 Marathon
As long as I can stay injury free this is going to be a lot of fun!

I officially start 1/2 Marathon training on October first - I think that's 10 weeks out from Run Girl...close enough anyway.

September has been focused on easing back into it and working on my base. I'm not going to lie, it's been rough. The heat & humidity combo makes me want to lay down and die. To get me through my runs I've been mentally focusing on what I like about running, how I feel when I'm done, the memories of how much I liked it while it was happening (still just a memory at this point), and the delicious chocolate milk I'll get when it's done!

I'm hoping to add running in and only make minimal changes to my workout schedule.
  • Body Pump - 3x a week. This was fine last season, I just won't focus on increasing my squat weight too much because it exhausts my legs and I usually run after class.
  • Body Jam - 3-4x a week. Last time this got dropped because it irritated my shin splints. I hope with extra icing and rolling I can keep this in the mix because it's just so much fun! And I've already learned that I'll have to modify some moves because my knees are not all about the jumping around.
  • Pole - 2x a week. I'm concerned about this because it irritates and bruises my shins from the pole rubbing on them. But hopefully with the ice and rolling I can keep this in the mix because I love it!
  • Body Flow - 1x a week. This will be fine.
I haven't designated the running days yet, but I plan on running 3-4 times a week. That seems to be the magic number to help prevent injury for my legs.

Do you have any upcoming races? Or are you in the anti-running club?


  1. whoa your blog changed - i like it!! i'm running the color run toooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thanks! I'm having trouble with the pages not working, but hopefully I can get it figured out.

      Cool! I just hope I don't get color in my eyes and ears!