Favorite Things Friday: 3 Races I want to Run

Happy Friday!  The weekend is a mere 8 hours of work away – wahoo!  Monday was a holiday for me but instead of making the week seem shorter, it draaaaaaggggggggggggggeeeddd on, so I am excited to have the weekends in my sites.

I have to say running the Zooma Flordia 5K has given me the racing bug.  Sure, I had run three 5K’s prior to Zooma but they had all been in my hometown so there wasn’t  alot of surprise or excitement.  Zooma has me hungering to run a few destinations races and here are the 3 that I have my eye on.

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1. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler –  Described by the RunDisney website as “thrilling  nightime run along the streets haunted by Disney Villians” this run is on the top of my must-run-race list.  Yes, it is a longer distance than I have ever run before.  But I have a game plan that I’ll be sharing when I discuss February goals.  The bonus to this race:  Hubby has agreed to run it with me. And because it’s at Disney, we can take our daughter to the Magic Kingdom for the first time.

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2.  The Pi Mile Road Race –  This 5K race happens on the campus of my alma Mater – Georgia Tech. Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, the annual Dean George C. Griffin Pi Mile 5K Road Race is one of the longest continually running races in Atlanta. It is named after former Dean of Students, George C. Griffin, in honor of his tenure as a track and cross country coach.  The race founder is alumnus L. McTier “Mac” Anderson, class of 1967.  The first race in 1973 was 3 miles long and was expanded to 3.14 miles after 1975—hence the Pi Mile.  I have wanted to participate in this race since I was a student but neither the time or my abilities have allowed me to run it.  2013 will be the year. The hubby and I are going to postpone our anniversary celebration (which is March 21st) till the weekend of the Pi Mile. We will run the race together and then spend the rest of the weekend touring Atlanta.

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3. The Disney Princess Half Marathon – How can you not want to run a race that is described as “Fairytales do come true. One mile at a time. Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend brings women of all ages together to participate in a magical event designed just for them.”  One of my dearest friends Morghan is an avid runner and Orlando native. She has been pestering – uh I mean encouraging me – to train and run this race with her. And in 2014 Morghan will get her wish!

Are there any destination races you are dreaming of running? What about local events? Let me know about them in the comments!

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