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Racing In The New Year – My Calendar

It’s Friday! And guess what that means?!

PENCE FAMILY CHRISTMAS is this weekend! As much as I don’t want to make the trip, and endure another long car ride, seeing loved ones during the holidays makes it all worth it. If you don’t already, follow me on Instagram, @sarah_ingle1, to stay up to date on all of the Ingle schnanigans.

Today’s post is short and sweet. Perfect for a Friday! Since I’ve been living without a planner the past ~6 months and have been resorting to post-its and iPhone Notes, I figured it would be helpful to just type up my race calendar, goals, and bucket list for 2014 so you fabulous readers can hold me to it!

I’ve decided to only nail down races for January – July, because much further out than that and we start getting into the unknown. I’m a planner, but planning much more than 6 months out only sets myself up for disappointment! Unless it’s for a marathon, which I don’t have another picked out at the moment, so we’re good. These next 6-7 months are also going to greatly depend on the birth of my nephew (eek!!), and several weddings, wedding showers, and birthdays. As of right now, the only race I’ve officially signed up for is RnR New Orleans on February 2. And even that isn’t really ‘official’ until I hear back from St. Jude. (I can’t say enough about how accommodating the race coordinators have been, it really has been much more than I ever expected.) But, I’ve got several more on my to-do list, and I’m determined to race more than ever this next year!

st. jude memphis marathon form

Β My 2014 Running Calendar

Saturday, December 28, 2013 – 3 Bridges Marathon – Little Rock, Arkansas

Saturday, January 11, 2014 – MLK 5K – Little Rock, Arkansas

Sunday, February 2, 2014 – Rock ‘N Roll New Orleans Half Marathon – New Orleans, Louisiana

Sunday, February 23, 2014 – CowTown Half Marathon – Ft. Worth, Texas (this one is a big maybe, esp. since I’m running NOLA two weeks before, and it’s pretty pricey)

Sunday, March 2, 2014 – Little Rock Half Marathon – Little Rock, Arkansas (assuming my nephew doesn’t come the week before, which is also a BIG possibility, thinking about seeing if there would be anyway to defer my registration if I end up leaving town that weekend)

Saturday, March 8, 2014 – Tom King Half Marathon – Nashville, TN (also a possibility, have always wanted to run this one if I happen to be in town, therefore, another big possibility)

Saturday, March 15, 2014 – Downtown Dash 10K – Little Rock, Arkansas (the day before my 25th birthday, of course I have to race this weekend!)

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – Capital City Classic 10K – Little Rock, Arkansas

Saturday, May 3, 2014 – Toad Suck 10K – Conway, Arkansas

July 4, 2014 – Firecracker Fast 5K – Little Rock, Arkansas

**Dream half marathon – Rock ‘N Roll Denver – Sunday, October 19, 2014**

2014 Running Goals

1. Run a 1:50:00 – 1:55:00 half marathon

2. Shave my 10K time down to 50:00 or less, would LOVE to see a 49:00 something

3. Beat my 5K PR

4. Start lifting weights

5. Find a yoga class

6. Drink more water regularly

7. Go on more fun runs, sans Garmin

8. Take better care of my feet

9. Encourage someone new to running to run their first 5K

10. Run a race with my husband, together

11. Take better pictures at races

What are your fitness goals for 2014?

If you live in the Arkansas, middle TN, or the north TX area, you might check out a few of these races! And if you’ve previously ran any of them, I’d love to hear about it! A lot of these I actually ran last year, but I’d love to hear YOUR experience! Springtime is always FULL of great races, and I wish I could run them all…and still afford to pay the bills πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend! As promised, a Banjees review and giveaway is still in the works so be on the lookout for that!

Oh! And before I forget it, HUGE shout out to Nicole over at Work in Sweats Mama for her sweeter than sweet blogger wish list! Be sure and check it out! I think fitness bloggers are some of the most thoughtful people on the internet, I just love it!

And because a blog post isn’t a blog post without Miss. Truckee, this is what I saw when I walked into my husband’s man cave the other night…

black lab thinks she's a lap dog

Could she be anymore of a ham?


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    Anna @ Running On Plenty
    December 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Yayayayayaya, Sarah!!!! I can’t wait to party with you in NOLA! RnR Nola is so much fun!
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      Sweet Miles
      December 19, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Anna- Hahaha YES!!!! Hopefully that injury heals up fast and you can run it or at least still meet up with me πŸ˜‰

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    December 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    You don’t know how nice it is to find a running blogger who is around my pace! I too have very similar goals for 2014. I’d love to get a 1:50 -1:52 half marathon this year, as well as a very similar 10K finish. If it was 49:59 I’d be ecstatic πŸ™‚ Good luck with your goals and I’ll be rooting for you!

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      Sweet Miles
      December 19, 2013 at 9:57 am

      Stephanie- Yay!! That always helps to find someone around the same speed as you! I totally understand!! Good luck with YOUR goals! You can do it!

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    Matt @ Runner Savvy
    December 13, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I’m doing the cowtown half as well. Let me know if you want to meet up!
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      Sweet Miles
      December 19, 2013 at 9:56 am

      Matt- That’s awesome!! That’s on my list of possibilities, I probably won’t actually end up running it, but if everything works out I would love to!

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    December 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    You have some great race plans for 2014 and are very organized!

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      Sweet Miles
      December 19, 2013 at 9:56 am

      Tina- Thanks! I’m probably too organized, and several of these may not happen πŸ™‚ Doesn’t help to plan early though!

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    December 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    That’s amazing you’re able to plan your races out that far in advance! Definitely gives you goals and motivation to work toward those goals. I wish I enjoyed running so I’d have similar things to work toward!! I don’t hate it but I’m definitely not a “runner” by nature. Proud of you!!
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      Sweet Miles
      December 19, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Julie- If I don’t tentatively plan them out, then when one comes up I really want to do we’ll be out of town or something! Haha but you enjoy other things so do those!! How’s life AFTER college treating you?!

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    jenn @ runnderlust
    December 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    my birthday is just a day after and a year before yours! i am also looking to do a race that weekend to celebrate my birthday πŸ™‚
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      Sweet Miles
      December 19, 2013 at 9:54 am

      Jenn- Woohoo!! Mine is actually the 16th! Are you talking about the 15th or the 16th? Running to celebrate your birthday is the best πŸ™‚

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    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    December 15, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Wow, you are so organized! There are a few local trail races my husband & I run every year, but I haven’t made any other plans yet. Looking for a good half early in the year. Thanks for the shout out!!

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      Sweet Miles
      December 19, 2013 at 9:54 am

      Nicole- I keep wanting to try a trail race, but I’m so scared of hurting myself!! Have you thought about the nashville country music half in april?

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    December 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you for posting this, it reminded me that I need to sit down and do my 2014 running goals. Thanks!
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      Sweet Miles
      December 19, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Missy- Glad it helped!! Hope you wrote down those goals!

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    Kristen @ Medium Roast
    December 17, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Holy smokes! That’s one heck of a race calendar! I haven’t even begun planning mine yet… I guess I should get on that! Love your goals for the year πŸ™‚ Good luck!!
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      Sweet Miles
      December 19, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Kristen- Haha, well half of it is just races I’d LIKE to do if possible, but probably won’t happen πŸ™‚ I’m a super planner, and I know early next year will be extra busy!

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