While visiting a surgeon last week about my husband’s upcoming hip replacement, Bob mentioned how my foot is injured with a partial plantar plate tear. The doctor’s response?
“Hmm, and they take a long time to heal.”
Hearing this from one of the Baltimore Orioles’ team doctors made the fact sink in deeper. This is why my gorgeous new Garmin 235 is still unopened. And why I’m hesitant to share any 2017 Running Goals as part of this week’s Tuesdays on the Run blog link up hosted by My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs.
What if I can’t run?
But no, I can’t believe that. Instead, I’m going to be positive about my recovery. And once I can run again? Good Lord, people, I fully intend on living the #RunAllTheRaces mentality to the fullest.
With that in mind, here’s my list of running goals and races for 2017, some of which will depend on lotteries or scheduling. And, well, how healthy I am.
**EDITED TO ADD: Dang, I messed up. The Tuesdays on the Run topic was supposed to be about what we’ve learned about running in 2016. And I certainly have lots to say about that since I’ve been injured since September. I could have just linked back to this post! Anyway, too late now, let’s roll with it.
I did accomplish the Run the Year 2015 Challenge by partnering with a friend to run 2,015 miles in 2015. (We split it equally.) But thanks to my injury, I failed in 2016. The Run the Edge community really is fantastic, so I really want to give this another go with a partner. Maybe with a group of three, however. Trying to be realistic!
FINISH A BEACHBODY WORKOUT PROGRAM!!!
Honestly. I’m ashamed to admit how many workout programs I’ve purchased but have yet to complete. Power 90. P90X. P90X3. Insanity. T25. Hard Corps and I am *thisclose* to buying PiYo. Darn those infomercials! They’re crack, I tells ya. Crack. So a huge goal for 2017 is to finish at least one program … two would be better and totally doable, but one would be great!
Be a Better Inspiration
This isn’t a running or fitness goal, but I do want to be a better role model and inspiration next year by growing our blog and YouTube channel. I can’t control the amount of subscribers we have, but I certainly can control our content and I have some fun goals in store!
Races I’d like to run
Disney’s Princess Half Marathon, February 23-26
No clue what kind of shape I’ll be in for this February race weekend, but regardless, I’m going!
On February 7, I’m also going to be registering for the 2018 WDW Dopey Challenge with many prayers that my foot will be healed enough by then!
St. Patty’s Day Boardwalk 5k, March 11th
Since we now co-own a townhouse in Ocean City, I’m ready to try some races there. Especially this one, since it’s on the Boardwalk, one of my favorite places to run. If we’re not at the beach that weekend, though, I’m trying this fun Celtic Canter!
Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, April 2nd
Megan, Jackey, and I have already made it in to lottery with the rest of our group, woo-HOO! I’ve been wanting to do this race for a long, long time and I promise to not whine if the weather is chilly. (Much.)
Ocean City Island to Island 5k/Half Marathon, April 29th
While I would love to do this race, it depends on a.) whether we make it into Broad Street, and b.) when I plan on trying for a 2017 Dopey proof of time. This looks like fun, though, with no hills, so it’s going on my maybe list!
Broad Street 10-Miler, May 7th
The four of us Joyful Mile bloggers seriously want a re-do for this race after freezing our bums off last year in the pouring rain! Lottery opens up in February, so we’ll see what happens.
Now, if we don’t get into Broad Street or decide not to do, then I will most definitely be shooting for this race since it’s one of my favorite halves and a great place to PR! Well, there is that doosie of a hill at the end. But otherwise, fantastic!
I skipped last year’s Virtual Shorts … and instantly regretted it once I saw folks with their cute medals! Plus, since I don’t have many runDisney races scheduled for 2017, I need to get some kind of fix and I plan on having lots of fun with this!
Baltimore 10-Miler, June 3rd
Here’s where things get comical: If I do the Frederick Half instead of Broad Street, then I will register for the Baltimore 10-Miler since I already plan on running the Baltimore Marathon and all three races are part of the King Crab Challenge. Whew!
Baltimore Women’s Classic 5k, June 25
This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE non-Disney 5k, so BWC is most definitely on my list! And I will also participate in the eight week training sessions as well.
Bethany Beach First Responders Duathlon, September 25th
Now, I’ve never had much desire to do a duathlon … and ZERO desire to try a triathlon because I can hardly swim, but hey. This looks fun! And it’s only a short drive from Ocean City, so why not?
Baltimore Marathon, October 21st
Of all the non-Disney races on my list, this is the one I’m most excited about. I absolutely love the Baltimore Running Festival and it was such a bummer having to miss 2016’s!
C&O Canal Towpath Half and Full Marathon, November 12th
I’ve had my eye on this race for a long time seeing as how my family used to bike on the C&O Canal all the time and it’s relatively flat. Maybe this will be the year I actually give it a shot since I’m skipping the Wine & Dine Half Marathon. Whether or not I do the half or full is still to be determined…
Y Turkey Trot, November, 23rd
And finally, I thoroughly intend on running a turkey trot on Thanksgiving even though we’re the ones cooking dinner.
Well, there you go, my list of running goals and races for 2017. If I’m healthy. Which I will be. And my Garmin will NOT be boxed!