Here’s the Races that I have planned – both those I am registered for and those I am seriously dreaming about and making plans for doing.
1. January 20, 2018 – Coldwater Rumble 52K – Estrella Mountain Regional Park
*I decided to change up my plans a bit. I was planning on running the McDowell Frenzy 50K on December 2, 2017, but a number of things have been happening in my life the last two months and I was beginning to get stressed out by the impending training and expectations I was setting for myself. Rather than push beyond my breaking limit, I opted to move back my next 50K by 6 weeks to give myself a little break. I am really grateful I allowed myself this grace.
2. February 24, 2018 – Antelope Canyon 50 mile – Page, AZ (Navajo Nation)
*Wow this race…..so if you read my post, “Don’t Let Opportunities Pass You By” you can learn about the remarkable story that got me to this point. It is really serendipitous that I am going to be running Antelope Canyon as my first 50 mile endurance run. I am terrified yet beyond excited about this adventure.
I recently finished the Antelope Canyon 50 miler. You can read about it soon as I working on my post about that magical adventure. Now I am trying to move on to my next run. I’ve been having a hard time figuring out my next steps and have settled for sure on the following two:
3. April 22, 2018 – *Dam Good Run 40K
This is my birthday weekend so what better way to spend it that a beautiful run. While the distance isn’t long it is going to be an epic weekend. Camping with friends, running in a beautiful place, nourishing my soul.
4. Sept 8, 2018 – *McKenzie River Trail Run
Last year my husband and I were lucky enough to get picked in the lottery for this amazing race. It is along our favorite river trail in the world (not that we’ve tried them all yet :))! Unfortunately, a forest fire threatened the course and the race was cancelled. This year, we get to by-pass the lottery and I am not missing this opportunity!