Looking Forward

Three weeks ago I finished my last race of the year. Now it’s time to make the final decisions for next years races. As much as I was excited for the original ones I planned, a few changes made me rethink the entire year. Chicago Spring Half still doesn’t have a date, so I went back to one of the races I’m looking forward to the most, the Green Bay Half. But unfortunately construction will prevent runners to finish in Lambeau field so that will have to be put on hold. After all, what’s a fan to do when you can’t finish with all that glory? So after looking into what I had on reserve, this is what I plan on doing in 2012:

April 15, 2012 – Platte River Half Marathon

April 22, 2012 – Earth Day Challenge Half Marathon

May 6, 2012 – Greater Binghamton Bridge Run Half Marathon

May 20, 2012 – Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon

June 8-9, 2012: Ragnar Relay

September 15, 2012 – Mount Desert Island Half Marathon

October 21, 2012 – Columbus Marathon

November 2012 – Nashville Half Marathon

Facts about 2012 races:

  • Round two of 2 races in 8 days
  • Repeat of Cleveland, attempt at a quicker time
  • Ragnar is my “easy” race of the year
  • Yes, that’s a marathon on the list, I’m taking the plunge
  • Four more states to cross off of the 25 challenge!

This is only a brief look into the new year, of course as time gets closer, I’ll be looking at race goals and explain why I chose each race. I’m sure some 5k’s and other smaller races will be added, but these are the major ones. I’ve also realized that as long as everything goes as planned, I’ll be able to hopefully finish all 25 states before I turn 30, score!

4 thoughts on “Looking Forward

  1. rn4atsm says:

    THis is great and something I need to do as well. I was going to do 4 halfs in 4 states in 30 days but decided to Take on Cleveland Full instead. Good luck on the 2012 season – looks fun!

  2. Jen K says:

    Wow…what a fun plan!! 🙂 I love looking at racing schedules…gets me pumped! Good luck on 2012 – maybe one day we will catch a race together!

  3. Kelsey (@ChelseyKelsey) says:

    Hey Chelsea!
    Long time no talk. I found your blog because we have some mutual twitter friends.
    Anyways, I noticed that you’re running Ragnar Chicago!
    I’m also running!
    I did it last year as well and it is a blast!
    I will say that it will probably not be an easy race. It’s surprising how tough it is on your body to go back and forth between sitting in a van and running.. all the while trying to get some sleep and cheering on your team!
    Let me know if you have any questions or anything like that! Maybe I’ll see you out there!

    Also, Columbus Full?! That’s awesome!!


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