Thursday, December 16, 2010

Race Plans & Updates

first things first, I was selected to run the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler! There was a lottery registration and I just found out that I got in! I am very happy about it.

I've seen lots of racing plans while blog surfing and it gave me the kick I needed to organize what I'd like to do in the coming months. Here's what my race calendar looks like:

Ringing In Hope 10k, December 31, 2010 (Brambleton, VA)
Cherry Blossom Ten Miler, April 3, 2011 (Washington, D.C.)
Ribbon Run 10k, April 9, 2011 (Brambleton, VA)

I haven't decided which half marathon to do yet. My first choice would be the LAWS Run for the shelter that benefits the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter and the other 2 would be fun to run as well...maybe I can do them all!

LAWS Run for the Shelter Half Marathon, Apr ? 2011 (Leesburg, VA) *date not posted yet*
Park to Park Half Marathon, Apr 30, 2011 (Waynesboro, VA)
Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, Jun 04, 2011 (Leesburg, VA)

I sent the gift out to my secret blogger exchange buddy and now I am hoping (fingers crossed)that they like what I sent...I want to give props to Jill for organizing the Secret Blogger Exchange. There were 81 of us that signed up!!

My 5yr old son has been practicing one of his songs for his school's Christmas concert tomorrow night. He's been singing this song around the house for the past couple of days and I figured it would be a good thing to capture him singing on video!


This is a picture I took looking out of my office window. It's 21 degrees and just started snowing here in VA. Although the snow is beautiful...apparently the roads are a mess! I'm stuck at work right now and haven't had to drive in it yet. The schools are closing 2 hours early. Hello...why haven't they treated the roads yet? What are they waiting for?

I think this weekend is going to be busy...starting today! Hubby wants to take the boys ice skating tonight. Tomorrow I have a Christmas party at daycare and a Christmas party at work, then at night the older boys have their Christmas concert at school. Saturday the older boys have ice skating lessons and then hubby wants to take them skiing, I think he is secretly preparing them for the Olympics!

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Kovas Palubinskas said...

That VA wine country half looks like a lot of fun!

abbi said...

Exciting plans! I looked at that VA Wine Country one crossed it off my list because I thought it seemed really expensive.

Andrew Opala said...

Great post today ...

Lot's of cool races I see

I'm going to probably do more 10ks and 10milers this coming year as well.

misszippy said...

You'll love Cherry Blossom!!

I want to do that VA wine country 1/2.

3LittleMonkeys said...

Such a cute video! My kids have been singing their Christmas concert songs all the time too!
Sounds like you have a good running plan ahead :)
We are going to try and teach the boys to ice skate this week too! Seeing as we are Canadian, it's a must ;)

The Turtle said...

Do they pass out wine at the wine country half? If so, I might be willing to travel to that one. No dehydration worries there.

It sounds like a great schedule. Good luck with all of your races.

lindsay said...

hooray for cherry blossom! the kiddo sings better than me. maybe i should get one of those echo mikes to make my voice sound better? nah, that probably wouldn't help either.

funderson said...

Yes, you should do them ALL

Big Daddy Diesel said...

So cool that you won the lottery for the race you really wanted to do!!!

I hope my secret santa person likes their gift as well!!

Jill said...

Congrats on the lottery win - score!!! I LOVE me a good 10-miler, the perfect distance for a hard race!.

Your son is just beyond precious!!!!!

Thanks for getting out the gifts - things are definitely moving by everyone!!!

Happy Weekend!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Those races look like so much fun!!!! Love the video!

Caratunk Girl said...

Jills secret santa was fun!

So cool on Cheery Blossom, that will be a hoot!

Looks like you have some great races planed so far for 2011!

Molly said...

congrats on getting into the cherry blossom race! That should be a great time : )

marathonmaiden said...

I got the bloggy gift and I LOVE it. Thanks lady and happy Christmas :)

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