Today I am linking up with Clare at www.fitting-in-all-in.com for “Five Things Friday.”My five things today will be five races I would like to do by next year at this time. These include:
1. Great Smoky Mountains half marathon on September 12. My birthday is September 15 and I think this would be a great way to celebrate. The course runs through the woods just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It begins near in the Hubbard Community outside Maryville and ends at the visitors center in Townsend. There is a 364 foot elevation gain on this course and that’s what concerns me!
2. Cajun Cup 10k in Lafayette, La. held annually either the first or second Saturday in November. I couldn’t find the date for this year’s race but this is one that I do every year since it’s local.
3. Kaiser Realty Coastal half marathon and 5k held on November 28 in Orange Beach, Al. I’m always up for a beach trip and this one is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving so it’s a great way to burn off those extra calories. My kids won’t have school so we can make it a long weekend for the family. This course winds along paved trails in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and the Gulf State Park “back-country.” All but one-third mile is along the back-country paved trail system.
4. I’m thinking of doing another marathon and the one I’m considering is the Chevron Houston Marathon on January 17, 2016. I’ve checked out their website and think you may need to qualify to register so might have to come up with a Plan B for a marathon. Definitely somewhere out of state.