I made a sort of goal this year that I was going to sign up for a race a month all year to help keep me training.
So far I have:
July: Park City Mountain 5k (Third year in a row)
Deseret News 10k
September: The Dirty Dash (SO excited about this one!)
October: The Halloween Half (Will be working up to this one all year)
December: The Winter Sun 10k in Moab (Also the 3rd year in a row)
Remember when a 5k seemed like the impossible dream? Now, with three 10k's under my belt, they even seem doable. It's the half marathon that scares me. I know I can do it! Last year I signed up for the Halloween Half but gave up my training due to pretty severe shin splints. This year I am taking it slow and working up to my long runs.
If you hear of any races in those missing months let me know. I would love to run a race in California, Washington or Oregon. Anyone want to join me?
PS Last year I told myself that I couldn't run at night so I didn't. Well I just totally proved myself wrong! Yee-haw!