6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Help me PLAN 2012


2011 has been an AMAZING year for Running... Although I have not raced a lot, the races I have done have been EPIC (sorry I have been using that word a lot).

BOSTON MARATHON:Rock N Roll Seattle Half MarathonPacing my Sister to her First Half Marathon
at See Ja(y)ne Run

Hood to Coast with Team Nuun
I have one more race on the calendar..


REGISTER HERE and join me!! I will be running the 10K, not sure if I will race or not, we'll see.. Anyone else running this race??

AFTER THAT???

NO IDEA???

  • Pretty please HELP me develop a racing plan for 2012. Would love to hear about WA and Oregon races that I could drive to. Also races that are well worth traveling to experience.

  • LEAVE A COMMENT!! I need your help :)

28 comments:

Alanna said...

The Vancouver, BC full and half is on May 6th. Can't vouch for the course though as it's going to be new. It doesn't fall on the same weekend as Eugene this year which is nice. Do I dare try to get marathon maniac status by doing both? :)

Lisa said...

You should show Detroit some love....The Detroit Free Press Marathon!
Here is a description from their website... http://www.freepmarathon.com/Marathon.htm
About the Course
Our marathon course offers international appeal traversing both downtown Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, crossing the border at both the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. You will run through historic neighborhoods, around beautiful Belle Isle, and along the spectacular RiverWalk. The shared start-finish area on W. Fort St. at Second Ave., near Detroit Free Press operations, has enabled organizers to combine resources and improve runner and spectator experiences alike.


This is a really cool race! :)

ajh said...

VErmont City Marathon Memorial Day weekend is an awesome race.

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

not sure, but something that i can meet up with you at so I can see your face again :)

Michelle said...

Rock N Roll Portland inaugural in May will be EPIC (since you like that word too!) :)

Danielle C. said...

Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage! I'd love to get a team together full of awesome ladies.

Falls at the end of July.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I agree with Michelle. And, if you want to run the Corvallis Half, you can stay with me...

Amanda@runninghood said...

I had no idea that the Irongirl wasn't a tri...ha ha...silly me...I'd been thinking it was a sprint triathlon. I can't do that one because Waylon will be running his marathon up in Washington and he hopes to BQ so I need to be there to support him. What about the Portland Rock n' Roll? We'll be running that one. :)

Jerilee E. said...

I have heard that the Columbia Gorge marathon is beautiful, challenging and awesome! Also the Foot Traffic Flat Marathon/Half is a great race(Boston Qualifier) in Portland. Pretty and totally flat- but it IS on the 4th of July.

Alma said...

Hi Mel! I hope you are feeling better :) My bucket list for scenic though not fast races in WA includes the Whidbey Island (HILLY) half in April and the Leavenworth Oktoberfest Half in October (turning leaves + good beer).

Megan said...

I really want to do Hood to Coast next year - wanna do it again?! Maybe the Eugene half too?

Junk Food Runner said...

I agree with everyone that said inaugural Rock n Roll Portland Half-Marathon! It's going to be awesome!

Helvetia Half-Marathon in Hillsboro, OR is also fun. Beautiful course and you get a burger (or veggie burger) afterward!

XLMIC said...

Come run Avenue of the Giants Marathon w/ me on May 6... my 49th birthday!!!! It is supposed to be one of the most beautiful and fast courses. I would love to run it with someone nice like you :)

fancy nancy said...

I'm always partial to the Amica Marathon or Half in Newport, RI....who wouldn't want to run along the ocean and mansions?! It is in October...TMB is doing the half this year.

Evan's project said...

M You really should run the Portland Marathon. Its always in October and its a little cold. But I love running in that kind of weather!

Zaneta said...

I'm gonna be selfish and say that you need to come run a race in Ohio with me ;) But nothing here in Ohio is that exciting compared to a lot of other races out there lol...

I'm glad you had such a great running year!! :) Congrats on all your epic races! :)

Valeriekw said...

The Pacific Crest events in Sunriver, Oregon the last weekend in June are awesome! You could try out a duathalon (or do the full tri if you are a swimmer...which I am not). I have done the half the last two years - great fun and Sunriver is an AWESOME place to vacation with your family. Miles of bike/running paths, etc. We love it so much we bought a condo there. You should check it out!!

Valeriekw said...

I forgot to add that they even have kids events - A Splash/Pedal and Dash, and a 1 mile fun run and a 5 k. Your kiddos could participate too!

Elizabeth said...

RNR New Orleans (march). I love that place and the race :) I would recommend the 1/2. Big Sur marathon (may). Technically sold out but they still have a few charity spots available. it is unbelievable. i did it last year and I am going back again this year.

track coach and adorable wife said...

I want to do the Relay from Idaho to Spokane, also there is always Bloomsday since you love Spo-compton so much! Jesse and I are hoping to do that one this year.

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

My bucket list races for 2012 are the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati and the Army Ten Miler in DC. I've just got some weird desire to do Flying Pig (it might be the pink medal, I don't know) but I've heard amazing things about the Army 10 Miler and I can't wait to do it.

Also on my bucket race list is RnR Seattle so hopefully someday I'll make it out your way!

Meredith said...

There's always the Girlfriend's 1/2 marathon in Vancouver in October - practically in your in-laws backyard :) Great race, great course, you know you want to!

Karla said...

What about Eugene? Its May 1 and totally driving range! I don't have anything really planned for 2012 either besides maybe exploring some of the smaller local races.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I do hope you will do RnR Seattle again!!! I can't wait for Tricia and I to travel up there for the full. I also hope to do Route 66 in Tulsa, OK in Nov and always Dallas White Rock Marathon in December.

5 Miles Past Empty said...

YES EPIC RACES!! =)

There is a half mary in Gig Harbor in Oct. My Jess is doing it! I am so proud of her!!!!

I would say Seattle Amica half, its a must really. Oh wait, these are 2011...

2012-OBX Full Marathon in Nov. 2012, or a fun destination???? Somewhere in the middle perhaps?
How about getting a SMALL relay team for Rainier to Ruston? LOVE that race! Tacoma City in May is a good one!!I am doing Big Sur in April but the Full is full already, but they have other distances as well!

I need to plan my 2012 schedule too...but I hate planning!! =)

undeterrable said...

RNR Portland Half or Helvetia Half! I'm doing both of those next year. I can also vouch for the Oregon Wine Country Half as a fun race out in wine country.

Kris said...

Coeur d'Alene Marathon or Half Marathon in Coeur d'Alene, ID which is the last weekend of May, Bloomsday(Spokane,WA) which is in the first in weekend of May, and the Spokane Marathon or Half Marathon or 10k which is in October. Are some ideas for over here in Eastern WA/ Northwestern ID

fancy nancy said...

Come on over to Cape Cod!!! I can find a race for you here!!! Zooma women's half is Sept 22!!