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2016 - list of races to do

The new year is almost here and I thought I'd get my list of races on here. I'm a solo runner now (Matt and his freakishly long legs are too fast for me now) so this is all on me to stick with it and not give up. Who are we kidding ... I'll give up ... but the point is, I hope I will get back on the bandwagon and keep trying even after I get frustrated or not be able to get out and run. There's only so much of the treadmill I can handle ...

January - no race scheduled. With the crazy weather we've been having, no telling what it'll be like outside anyway!

February - trying a new race this year up in Indianapolis on the 27th. It's a 4 or 8 mile run/walk benefiting the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and it's only the 2nd year for it. Matt and I are signed up for the 8 mile. Starts at the City Market downtown -- hope it's fun! We opted to do this one instead of the 1st leg of the Triple Crown. Reason? $25 for a 5k with thousands of runners vs. $25 for mor…

Indianapolis Monumental

This is my race. This is the one I want to continue doing each year and is the one that started my running journey.

March 2012 - my dad died in his sleep. It was a heart attack, but he was also going to be getting a stent put in for dialysis that next week and he was having anxiety over that. He was retired military but was not an active person. I never considered him overweight - but with his health problems (diabetes, being on oxygen, sleep apnea, heart problems, cancer survivor, kidney problems, and fully recovered from a stroke that wasn't a stroke the year before) he had slowed down considerably from his already inactive lifestyle. He was 76 years old.

Summer and November 2012 - friends from high school were going to be running the half-marathon in Indianapolis that November and invited me to join them. I agreed but kept procrastinating on registering and starting some sort of training (had zero, basically). It was a week or so before when I finally decided to register but wa…

Playing catch-up on this rainy day ...

Well ... yeah. Anyway, been running, been racing, haven't been training as I'd hoped. Rather than post on each race after the Barnyard Dash, just going to do a quick-ish recap of the last 5 months.

July:
Two years ago, the four of us ran the Independence Day run in New Albany - it started at the Amphitheater, ran to 'midtown' and then back. We skipped last year (not sure why) but decided to try it again this year. With the 4th being on a Saturday, the Farmer's Market was in full swing so they started and ended the race in the middle of the Farmer's Market! Not what I was hoping to see. The main point was to get the kids out and running. I don't remember my time but it wasn't very good, I know. We'll probably do this one again but only when the Farmer's Market isn't open ... too much of a crowd for me and very few encouraging spectators, if you know what I mean.

August:
No race. Hotter than anything so I didn't do much running outside eit…