Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A New Challenge, A New Race Schedule

As if running a marathon weren’t enough, I’ve decided to extend myself a little more. No, I’m not running an ultra or rushing to Ironman. No, no, no.

Word of the day: CakespyTHE CHALLENGE: I’m forsaking sweets until the Cleveland Half Marathon on May 18.

Turns out the, umm, non-religious Lenten forsaking became a two-day affair, which became more of a 40-day sweets feast. In fact, I’m surprised I still have teeth and clothes that fit. What’s my deal?

So, with all my efforts to understand my dietary needs, I figured the first step would be to cut out the treats. For a little while at least. It has benefited me (I’m such a child) to work on an incentive-based system. Finishing the half will be reward number one.

How will I fair? I don’t know. But when you obsess over [fabulous] blogs like Cakespy amidst your training blog rounds, you know you’ve kind of lost control.

Have I mentioned there’s a fantastic sweets maker, The Sweet Spot, who sells red velvet cookies and chocolate-covered cookie dough bites that you can order online? Yes, I have a problem.

NIX THE SWEETS, BRING ON THE 2008 RACES:

Sunday, April 13: Julie Zajac Memorial 5K Run
John Carroll University

Sunday, April 20: City to City 5K
Tower City in Cleveland

Saturday, April 26: Hermes Cleveland 10-Miler
HOB Cleveland


Sunday, May 18: Cleveland Half Marathon
Cleveland, Ohio

Sunday, June 1: Boys and Girls Club 10K
Cleveland, Ohio

Sunday, June 22: A Most Excellent Race 10K
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Saturday, July 19: Winking Lizard Shot-in-the-Dark 4-Miler
Cleveland, Ohio

Saturday, July 26: Refuse to Lose 5K
Hudson, Ohio

Sunday, July 27: Football Hall of Fame 5-Miler
Canton, Ohio

Sunday, Aug. 3: Cleveland Triathlon - Sprint
Cleveland, Ohio

Sunday, Aug. 10: Greater Cleveland Triathlon – Olympic
Mentor, Ohio

Sunday, Aug. 17: Perfect 10-Miler
Lyndhurst, Ohio

Sunday, Sept. 7: Portage Lakes Triathlon – Olympic
Akron, Ohio

Sunday, Sept. 28: Akron Marathon
Akron, Ohio

3 comments:

Dana said...

You definitely like a challenge,don't you? Lol.. Good luck w/ nixing the sweets,girl. I don't have much of a sweet tooth as I do a "salt" tooth. I tend to prefer savory over sweet. But I understand you gotta get the sweets thing under control before it does start affecting your health not to mention your running.

kelsalynn said...

You can totally do this, and yes, oh yes my blog-friend, I think you have a problem if you have a cakespy website that you check out religiously! Hey, it made me laugh though!! We all have weaknesses we have to conquer- yours is certainly sweets! You can do it though, I KNOW IT!

KelsaLynn

Kate said...

Looks like a great schedule- good luck with the sweets!