For the most part 2017 is a blank slate, with not a whole lot planned at this point. Usually I have several races planned and my weeks begin filling up with a training schedule. I do hope to run a few races this year, but for the first time in a while my year will not revolve around my training. There are a few things that I do have planned for the year that I am excited about!
1. Running for fun without a training plan.
It’s been so nice to be back to running regularly, and even though I am sure the weather will be difficult, I am just looking forward to the next few months or running whatever I feel like. I always feel like it’s a struggle to get through the winter months, but running helps with that because it gives me a reason to get outside.
2. Coaching Rob for a marathon!
Rob is signed up for the Cleveland Marathon in May and has agreed to let me coach him! I think this will really help fill the void of not being in training mode myself, although I’m sure I will be a bit jealous. I may end up doing the 10k or half-marathon when we are there, but I haven’t decided yet.
3. Visiting Kansas City in April.
Rob’s sister and her family moved from Arkansas to Kansas City a few months ago. We are excited to finally make the trip out there in April for our niece’s 2nd birthday and to see their new house! I also hear there is a nice running trail in their neighborhood!
4. My sister’s wedding in November!
There will be lots of other events leading up to this, but the big day will be on November 4th. It sounds so far away but will be here before we know it!
5. Getting some more house stuff accomplished.
Last year we were pretty much focused on our deck. This year we have a few rooms in mind that we would like to work on. I think I’m the most excited to get our office done so I can finally get organized. That room has been a disaster ever since we moved in- a place to just throw all our stuff that we didn’t know what else to do with!
What are you looking forward to this year?