Racing into a New Year…wooot!!!

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I got to the "office" (our fave downtown coffee shop) super early this morning and since I worked most of the weekend and had such a nice head start on my week, I decided to spend the first hour or so planning part of my 2013 race calendar. I have NEVER been this organized ever. In fact, I typically sign up for races because someone sends me a link or it's a super last minute decision after seeing an email saying something like, "there's still time!"

I think my race organization is partially due to the fact that if I don't have things scheduled these days, they just won't happen. Life of a busy entrepreneur, I suppose? I have to admit, even with all my aversion to being overly organized when it comes to my own life, it's kind of nice to open my calendar and see races on it. I'm trying really hard to reboot my workouts, my running, and my yoga and having some solid plans seems to be exactly what I've needed to set everything in motion.

I'm not announcing my complete 2013 race calendar just yet but let's just say that there is another 100 Miler on my horizon (maybe even two), a couple 50 milers, a 100K, a fun Dirty Girl Mud Run (SweatPink team representin') and even a half marathon. The last one terrifies me just a little. I can't remember the last time I ran a half mary and I pretty much avoid anything under marathon distance. Crap, I'll have to run a little faster. 

The other thing that is really making me happy and is obvs totally on theme with how I'm starting off my this amazing new challenge, The Running Reboot Challenge. Ya'll should join so we can inspire each other to stick to our 2013 running goals. Plus, there's a chance you could win fun prizes from Splits59 (and what could be better than that?).

What's on everyone else's 2013 race calendar? How will ya'll challenge yourselves this year?

Jamie King

Jamie King

Lifelong athlete, Jamie King loves helping others embrace their inner athlete and find joy in movement, sweat and community. As an avid yogi, competitive ultra runner, snowboarder and former tennis player, Jamie is no stranger to a good sweat session or tough workout. She believes in challenging herself and others to be the best they can be and building people up through community, movement, laughter and friendship. Jamie developed the Flex & Flow HIIT Yoga workout to provide people with an efficient and fun way to get heart rates up, blood pumping and energy flowing. She is also the founder of the Fit Approach community, a popular online fitness community where bloggers, brands and fitness enthusiasts come together over their love for sweat and their #sweatpink lifestyle and the CEO and founder of SweatGuru, an online platform that helps people find and book the best fitness classes in their area and helps fitness professionals seamlessly manage and grow their business and the owner of Flex & Flow, a fitness and yoga studio in Portland, OR where she resides. When she’s not dripping with sweat, you can usually find her snuggling or playing ball with Abbie, her vizsla puppy or exploring all of the great restaurants, and beautiful outdoors in the PNW.


11 thoughts on Racing into a New Year...wooot!!!

  • I have planning on planning a race calendar for a week now. I signed up for a challenge to run 13 races in 2013, I know the biggest thing going on the calendar will be my very first half-marathon! Best of luck with all your races this year!

    • Jamie (great name, btw) I never used to think like that. I used to calendar NOTHING at all…and now I can’t do anything unless it’s in ink. It’s so strange how that happens. But yes…it’s going to keep me on track! 🙂

  • So curious to find out what you have in the plans! I just put mine together as well last week as I was feeling the need to add some structure and a bit of pressure to ramp things up again after 2 months of just kinda floating between workouts. I’ve signed up for my first 50km trail run in the spring (I might need some advice on this one!) and at least one 70.3 in the fall… though it looks like that might morph into 2 of them.

    • Brenna, so far I’ve signed up for the Born to Run Ultra (100) in May, Squamitch 50M in August (near Vancouver), Sasquatch Scrambler Half Mary in April, and I’m planning on signing up for Pine to Palm 100 again – September), Dick COllin’s 50 in October, and Chimera 100K in NOvember (reg isn’t open yet -but this is one of my faves). 🙂

      Wait, you’re doing a 70.3..??? THAT is AWESOME.

      • Wow, your schedule is intense! You’ll love Squamish… really beautiful and it gives a good excuse for a few days in Van!

        I ended last season with the Miami 70.3, but between the winds (it was 2 days after hurrican sandy hit) and my shoulder still not recovered from my bike crash, it was a slow one to say the least. Hoping things come together a bit better this time around!

  • I wish I was this organised. 2013 has started rather hectically for me. Reading this post really makes me think that I shall sit down and make time to plan my races. This year I have agreed to do half marathons for charity, so really need to get my race training program underway. Good luck with your races Jamie.

    • Thanks Julie. I am usually NOT this organized. It was a weird thing for me to do but so glad I did it – makes getting things done all that much easier! 🙂

  • Sometimes it is hard to combine work and sports, but I found a perfect solution. I’ve started taking Military Grade Nutritionals and I feel energized even after a hardest working day. My endurance increased a lot making my workouts much more effective.

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