Fall 2012 Races

28 Aug

Since I’m just getting back into being a fully functioning, two-legged runner, I’m weary of committing myself to too many races this fall. I might sprinkle some more 5ks into the mix for fun, but here are my planned runs for the fall:

Miracle Miles 15k – September 22, 2012

I ran this race last year just after returning from a two-week stay in NYC. It was a brutally hot race (especially after running in cool NYC) and I made the mistake of not carrying a water bottle. I remember being so parched in between the water stations that I considered veering off course to get some water at my house. This year I’ll make sure to carry water and hydrate the days leading up to the race.

NOTE AFTER POST: I did not end up running the Miracle Miles 15k. For details read here.

Turkey Trot 5k – November 22, 2012

The Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in 2007 was my first 5k ever. Donnie had convinced me that it would be a great way to start the holiday weekend. His pops and him had been running the race for several years as part of their holiday tradition. I finally agreed and am so glad I did… it really is a wonderful start to a day filled with food, friends and family! This year will be my fifth year running it in a row, and I hope to make pumpkin pancakes afterwards, like I did last year. I’m trying to convince my mom and my Sis to join in the fun. Wish me luck!

Orlando Half Marathon – December 1, 2012 

Last year I ran this race with a friend and had an absolute blast. I’m going to push myself a little harder this year, but look forward to running around the city without the road traffic. 🙂

I’m hoping for a healthy, happy racing season and will definitely continue to do yoga along with my training to help avoid injury.

What races do you have planned for the fall?


10 Responses to “Fall 2012 Races”

  1. Victoria @ Running Peanut August 28, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    Miracle Miles was so incredibly hot last year! I’m not running it this year, but if I were I’d definitely carry water. Sounds like a fun fall schedule!

    • Hemarie August 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

      Yes! And imagine how hot it was for someone that had just been running Central Park in 70 degrees! I will be over prepared this time.

  2. Faith @ The Cheap Girl's Guide to Chic August 28, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    I’m registered for miracle miles too, but I haven’t been able to train for the last month and I’m really worried about my ability to complete it. I’d probably be more inclined to do it if I had a buddy – would you want to run it together? PS – we still have to do a Dexters day!

    • Hemarie August 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

      If you’re looking for a slow running pal, you can find one in me! 🙂

      I’m not kidding when I say slow… Since I just started up again myself I’ll be running a 12-minute mile. If that doesn’t kill you, run with me!

      • exhlb August 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

        That sounds perfect! I’m usually around 10:30s but I havent run at all this month so id be lucky to just survive 9.3! I was legitimately planning to not do it at all but since I’m already regiatered, running it with you might be just the kick in the pants I need!

    • Hemarie August 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

      Oh… and new blog?! I must go check it out now. 🙂

      P.s. I’m on vacay next week, but let’s do Dexter’s the week after. Tweet me your fave dates between 9/10-9/14… excluding Tuesday night. 🙂

  3. Carolina @ Peas in a Blog August 30, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    I’m toying with the idea of running the OUC half but haven’t commited yet. Will let you knowif I end up running it 🙂

    • Hemarie August 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

      I would love to see you there! We can even do some training runs together!


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