I want to do a run every month this year. Not a marathon, not necessarily a half, just a run for the fun of it. So far I’ve got:
January - London’s Run at Schnepf’s farm in Queen Creek. I ran it last year, a nice 10K run, out in the farm fields. I remember thinking to myself, “I’m running in fricken cotton fields, man!!” as I did it. I’d never seen real cotton in my life! And along the way, when you got tired and wanted to quit, there were pictures of children who were currently battling cancer — so motivating!
February - Lost Dutchman half, for which I am presently training.
March - the Nun Run, either a 5K or a 10K, at Tempe Kinsmen park.
April - I’ll be in Loughborough England, so I don’t know what I’m running yet but I’ll find something!
May - Back home in Alberta, there’s the Five Miler around Jessie Lake, organized by Portage College students with funds raised for children of students in financial need.
June - open
July - open
August - I’d like to do the River Run Classic in Saskatoon Sask, because it’s along the river valley. When I was going to the U of S I spent a lot of time walking back and forth to classes, always for work never for pleasure; I’d like to finally take that path just for the FUN of it.
September - Always a Terry Fox run somewhere.
October - I’ve done the Victoria half three times, maybe the Kelowna run the following weekend? Not sure.
November - I’ll do the Veteran’s Day run in person this time, not virtually! Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just nicer to get the ambience/mood/spirit of the actual run.
December - 12 Ks of Christmas, and maybe another run that I couldn’t do this year because I had a prior commitment, but it involved running around a neighborhood and looking at fabulous lights.
From reading on Tumblr, what really interests me is that Soaring Wings run in Conway. Maybe I’d fly there, then work my way back to AZ?