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Friday evening over happy hour, my friend Kim asked what had happened to my plans for celebrating my 60th birthday with my running friends at the beach and running the OBX Half Marathon. Wait, what? I thought those plans had gone out the window when we realized it conflicted with another big race that same weekend, but now it looks to be back on track! I immediately went into planning mode and invited ten of my Cruiser and MRTT girlfriends to join me. Early indications look like we’re going to have a great turnout!


As for the rest of my racing season, here’s what I’m thinking…

July 4 – Firecracker 5K – Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
August 20 – Leesburg 20K – Market Station, Leesburg, VA
October 8 – Army Ten-Miler – Pentagon, Arlington, VA
November 11 or 12 – OBX Half Marathon – Outer Banks, NC
November 23 – Thanksgiving Day 5K – Crossroads United Methodist Church, Ashburn, VA
December 10 – NOVA Jingle Bell 5K – Clyde’s at Willow Creek, Broadlands, VA (date and location not confirmed)


  • Questions:
  • Have you ever gone on a racecation?
  • Have you ever tried to get into a race, but it filled up before you could get registered? ~ I haven’t, but I’m nervous about getting into the Army Ten-Miler because I understand it fills up within hours of registration opening.
  • Which race on your 2017 race schedule are you most excited about?


Hope to see you at a race!