Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 Goals & Race Schedule

Better late than never, right? As of lately you can find me spending most of my time in the lab pipetting blood samples. Yes, I am FINALLY collecting data for my study! This is happening. In a big way that doesn't leave much free time. Hence the radio silence. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel though- I have all of my subjects scheduled and should be done with the data collection by the end of March. Woohoo!

In other news I've got some big goals lined up for 2014! Last year I learned quite a bit about myself, with many lessons learned the hard way. But, I took each as a positive learning experience and I hope to be a better (or at least smarter) person because of it. Without further ado, my race plans for 2014:

1. Chuckanut 50k, March 15
2. Lake Sonoma 50, April 12
3. Western States 100, June 28
4. The Rut 50k, September 13
5. The North Face Endurance Challenge, December 6

I'm pretty excited about all the races on my calendar this year. My big race for the year is Western States. I've not yet attempted a 100 mile race, so this is a big one for me. I'm excited and nervous at the same time!

I've also set some non-running related goals for 2014 (ok, one of them is running related :)

1. Stay Healthy
2. Get married
3. Complete my PhD
4. Run 100 miles
5. Keep life fun (meaning taking the time to maintain relationships with friends, be spontaneous, and not to worry about the small things)

I like to set these goals too because it reminds me to stay well-rounded. Although I LOVE to run, it's not my whole life. I have lots of other things that deserve attention as well.

And finally, I'm happy to note that I have some SUPER sponsors for 2014! I couldn't race and train as much as I do without their support! THANK YOU!! Great sponsors for 2014:

The North Face
Clif Bar

Now back to the lab….I have 3 subjects coming in today to test!