2013 Racing Bucket List

I have been thinking alot about what 2013 is going to bring as far as my running and racing goes. I would love to say that I am going to do a full Marathon, but my mind is not strong enough yet. I constantly struggle with the games that it plays when I am out running. I have however, set my sights on a few really nice events for the year. I am not running these to “race”.. I am running to FINISH! That’s all I really care about. I want to be able to cross the finish-line and enjoy the experience! I have joined the local trackclub in Bangor, the  Sub5 TrackClub, so that I can pick the brains of the experienced runners. I am hoping that by the end of the summer I will be fast enough to be able to actually run and train with them.
Here’s the beginning of my racelist for this year.

“Bridge the Gap” 5K April 7

The first race that I am committing to for this year is the second annual race across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. The choices are a 1 mile fun run, a 5k out-and-back race and a 10 mile loop around peaceful Verona Island. All three races start at Historic Fort Knox and finish at the Verona Island Picnic Area. I will do the 5K with a friend that wants to start running. I normally run more than that distance on the weekends anyway, so it will give me a chance to get my spring/summer running underway.

“Sugarloaf 15K” May 19

The next race is an awesome one that many of my friends have done. It is run at the same time as the Sugarloaf Marathon. It is set in the beautiful Carrabassett Valley. I have skied at Sugarloaf Mtn many, many times, and it remains my fave to this day. It will be a blast to run the 9 miles there in the beginning of the summer. 

“Maine Half Marathon” Oct 6

This is the race that I am going to be building up to all summer. I picked this one because 
of  the fact that there is no time limit and IF I am going to do the Jeff Galloway Run/Walk method, it won’t be an issue. I am VERY excited about this one. It takes place in Portland Maine and is a favorite amongst many runners. Notice that I said “IF” I do the run/walk method. I havent decided on that yet. 


There are many other races going on in Maine this summer, but I have to work around my on-call schedule. Swapping call weeks is not easy so I prefer to not mess with that at all. I have plenty of time to do Virtual Races also. I may even get together with Jen from RunningWithTheGirls to put on a virtual or two. Fingers crossed!
This article was originally posted by Louise Cunningham on Runnersramblings.com.

2 responses to “2013 Racing Bucket List”

  1. Nicole says:

    Nice races!

  2. Darlene says:

    That’s a great attitude.