Man, this week has flown by! Sheeh! I’m excited for the weekend because to say that this week has been crazy stressful would be the understatement of the century. But enough about that and on to the fun stuff!
This week, I’m linking up with Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar On The Run and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What? for my very first time participating in the Friday Five Link Up! This weeks’ topic is “5 Races to Run in 2015”, but being the rebel student that I am, I’m already breaking the rules and putting my own twist on the topic. I decided to go with “5 Races On My Bucket List” instead, because I don’t know how many actual races I’ll be running this year because of my accident. So let’s get into my race bucket list!
5. Hot Chocolate 5k
I’ve always wanted to do this run because it has to do with two of my favorite things: running + chocolate! I mean, what’s not to love?!?! I’ve missed out on this run the past two years because something always seems to come up, but this year, I’m going to be walking it with my mom and meeting up with my friend, Jenica, for photos (she’s running it)!
I was originally planning on doing the 15k because I really wanted to get the inaugural run medal, but after my accident, that’s just out of the question for this year. Next year, I’m definitely going to be participating though!
4. Firecracker 5000
I love everything about this run! It takes place at 11:59pm on the 3rd of July so you’re running into the 4th of July in Downtown Seattle by the Space Needle. Talk about an awesome view! I’ve never done a night run before, so I really want to check this one off my race bucket list. I spectated this race last year and the energy was amazing! What a fun way to kick off the 4th of July festivities!
3. Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Half Marathon
This race has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I feel like at some point, all runners participate in a Rock ‘n Roll run and I can’t wait to run along the streets of Downtown Seattle, by the Space Needle and along the waterfront. To top it all off, my friend, Jenica, has been bitten hard by the running bug lately and signed up to run this in June. I’m hoping I’m well enough to join her!
2. Wine and Dine Half Marathon
After participating in my first Disney run a little over a year ago, I couldn’t wait to do another one. Wine & Dine is on the top of my list! When you combine the fun of a Disney run with an exclusive Finish Line Party at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, you’ve got a winning combination in my book! I’ve also got my eye on the Coast to Coast medal, so I’ll be pairing this race with another one at Disneyland in the same year! So much RunDisney fun!
1. Nike Women’s Half Marathon in DC
I know this is one of those runs on everyone’s “must run” list because of the Tiffany’s bling you get at the finish line. While I’m a fan of fine jewelry, that actually has nothing to do with the reason why I want to run this (Well, maybe it does a little!). I’m on a mission to convince my cousin who lives on the East Coast to run this with me as a cousins bonding experience. I know you have to enter a lottery drawing to gain entry, so it may be hard for us to be able to do it together, but a girl can dream, right?!!?
Questions of the Day:
What are some of the races on your bucket list?
What are your plans for the weekend?