Friday, March 20, 2015

Update and 2015 Race Plans

When I promise I'm going to write more, hoo boy, am I lying. So yesterday was my 9th weigh-in at Weight Watchers. I've lost 19 pounds so far, and I'm feeling good. The two extremes, not tracking anything and tracking down to the calorie just don't make sense in my brain. The pointsplus system seems to work for me, at least so far. While I'm not eating perfectly, the result is an overall healthier approach to eating. I also feel like I can stick with the system, which is not something I can say about calorie counting. I'm not trying to maximize anything. I'm not trying to be perfect. I'm not a machine. I just want to be healthier and happier and keep up with my speedy offspring and beautiful wife.

This weekend is Shamrock weekend, and we have a wedding. It's the first time we're missing Shamrock since we started going in 2011. While it's a shame to miss it, I'm just ready to get back into jogging/walking. Wogging if you will. I've mapped out nearly a race per month, and several fun non-race activities. It will all kick off next week with the first of the monthly Run, Sweat & Beers at 3 Brothers in Harrisonburg. The next morning, the 28th, we have the Walk For Hope, which is in Bridgewater College this year. My brother and I took our three kids last year at EMU and it was a blast. So those two will ease us into April, where a few actual races await. Here's what I have planned for 2015:

Autism 5k
EMU in Harrisonburg, VA
April 11th


Second Home Superhero 5k
JMU Festival Lawn
April 26th (Sunday)


On A Mission 5K
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
May 30th

Vine to Wine 5k
Barren Ridge Vineyards in Fishersville, VA
June 26th (Friday)

Valley 4th 5k
Downtown Harrisonburg
July 4th (Saturday)

3 Brothers 3 Miler (1 mile each)
3 Brothers Brewery in Harrisonburg
August 29th


Race to Beat Breast Cancer 5k
13th annual, Harrisonburg Rec Center
October 17th


Sherry Burcham Anderson 5k
7th annual, Skyline Middle School
October ??


Rocktown Turkey Trot (4 miles)
Downtown Harrisonburg
November ??


First Night 5k
Downtown Harrisonburg
December 31st (Thursday)