Summer [Racing] Plans

As summer draws closer for me (I know most people are already done for the semester), I can’t help but think of my exciting plans and goals.  I mean…who knows, this could be my last summer at home! 

I don’t talk about schooling much, but if you followed my blog a year ago you know I switched majors (math and education to community health).  It was the best choice of my life-though switching majors your SENIOR year of college isn’t optimal. 

That being said, I’ll be done with all my undergraduate courses and will be interning (something required of my health major) next fall in downstate NY.  Well-downstate forme-central NY in Syracuse.   I also have no idea where life will take me after December.

So this could be my last Summer at home.

I want to enjoy it all.  I don’t really have too many plans but living the dream.  I’ll be working at The Cav (you know…my pool that has a barbed wire around it…has it been a year since I blogged about that?  😉

No this is not a prison-it’s my pool Yes it has barbed wire around it. Ha

I’ll be racing the first part of the summer…simmering down through August. 

I wrote out a brief racing schedule and traveling schedule because that’s all I know so far about this summer.  I’m pretty casual so I tend to make last minute plans (I know…not my most quality feature).

But at least for my sake I can refer back to this.  It’s not optimal for me to think that I’ll be running *fast* races in 100 degree weather, but races are fun and I love meeting and hanging out with people regardless if I have a fast race or not.

And that is why I race a lot.   (mostly because it’s the only time I see my friends…as dad says)

May 26: Elizabeth River 10k VA

June 2nd: ZOOMA Women’s Half Marathon (this will be my last half for at least 6 months?!)

June 9th Local 5k VA Beach

June 16th Traveling to Syracuse for a wedding! 

June 24th Jack King 1 Mile Open Water Swim VA Beach, VA

July 4th Mount Trashmore 5k

July 12th– My 22nd Birthday (let’s hope I don’t celebrate like my stress fracture!)

July 15- Allen Stone Run-Swim-Run.  I won 2 years ago, got my stress fracture last year…if I want to do anything it’s dominate this race.

Was this really two years ago? Oh my stars

July 31st Memorial Scholarship 5k

August 4th: Beach 2 Mile Open Water Swim CT 

August 11th Mud Run 8k

August 19th: Internship time!  Wahh-summer over already?  😉

There will be, I’m sure, changes to this, and I don’t really know what to expect but I love seeing all my friends at races.  LOLZ!

Question for you:  What are your racing plans this summer? 

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  1. I might do a few races this summer, but I haven’t actually registered for anything yet. I usually don’t do many in the summer because they kind of simmer down around here due to the heat. Sounds like you have a busy summer all around, I hope you enjoy it before you start interning!

    1. Yeah, the heat will play a factor for sure but they normally start our races before 8:00 and they are shorter. No way would I want to race a half in the heat!

  2. This is awesome that you decided to plan races, I think it is a great way to stick to a training plan while having fun. Boy that race sounds HOT to say the least. Congrats though!

  3. I’m really not sure what’s going on with my running right now, but I am signed up for a mud run and the color run and those are just for fun. My summer starts really late and ends really early though so I plan on just focusing on getting myself back into gear for training.

  4. I’m loving all these races! Very awesome! I’m hoping to find a half this summer and maybe do some open water races… If I can find them bahaha

  5. Great schedule! Good luck on the races! I almost did the ZOOMA half marathon. Now I’m trying to do a HM in MN in July and Riley’s Rumble, a local HM in August. I’ll have two trail 10ks too! I hope it’ll be fun.

  6. Looks like a great schedule Hollie! I have no races planned right now, because my body still feels like it was run over by a truck at most hours of the day… super fun I know. But if I feel better, I will sign up for at least a 5k

  7. I love all the short&fast races you will be doing!!
    I’m running 2-half, 1-10k, 1-6-miler, and a 5k…wahoooo to a summer of racing!! the heat makes you tougher for a great Fall Season!
    I can’t wait to cheer for u all summer long! xoxo!

  8. I’m still proud of for switching your major to something you are passionate about! And hell yeah for racing! Won’t that get expensive though? I always look for free ways to race lol

  9. Sounds like you’ve got some good races planned 🙂 I am too afraid to sign up for races right now haha with the injury still looming and all.

  10. Crazy awesome schedule! I have no racing plans what so ever! … and couldnt be happier to leave all that jazz up to you!

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