- Sunday, December 18, 2016 | Desert Classic 5k, Peoria, AZ
- Sunday, January 15, 2017 | Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll 10k, Tempe, AZ
- Sunday, February 4, 2017 | Sedona Half Marathon, Sedona, AZ
- Sunday, February 25, 2017 | Tokyo Marathon, Tokyo, Japan
- Sunday, February 8, 2017 | Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL
The Chicago Marathon is in the distant future but I was happy to win a lottery spot. If all goes well in Tokyo and Chicago, I will complete all 6 Marathon Majors in 2017. It’s a bucket list thing for me (although I’m way too young for a bucket list). I’m quite certain that I will continue running marathons; the frequency will decrease but I still have plenty of continents to cover. I may switch to triathlons; maybe even sign up for an Ironman!
|Pet Charity Ride with Mark and Shelly|
|Hidden Hills Ride with Kristi and Katie|
The first week of training for the Tokyo Marathon was last week. After a brief bout with chest congestion, I had a strong week with a decent interval run (mid-week), a long run of a half-marathon (Saturday), and a 40+ mile hilly charity bike-ride for a Pet Rescue (Sunday). So far, this week too is progressing well with a tough fartlek ladder run a couple of days ago and an easy ride up Hidden Hills today. Tomorrow (December 18) is the 5k race in Peoria. I’m nervous about it because I’m still not 100% from my chest congestion and I have definitely lost speed over the past couple of years. I’m still hoping for a 21-minute 5k but we shall see!
|Greenbelt – Half Marathon Training Run|
The jigsaw puzzle is complete now. Both Binita and I have been obsessively working on it. Unfortunately, as you can see, 5 pieces are missing! After all that work, we will return it. It’s time for a new one!
|3000-piece jigsaw puzzle with 5 missing pieces|
The Christmas holidays are almost here. It looks like we will be somewhat busy at work this year but I’m sure I will find time for long runs and rides. This year, Naman will not be spending the holidays with us. He has decided to venture off to Spain and Holland.