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#11in2013 update and I’m a Half Fanatic!

Here we are, mid-April and my spring race season is officially over. It’s now 90 degrees outside and summer is here. Perfect time to give an update on my #11in2013 update.

 

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At the beginning of the year, I wrote a post about the races / runs  I planned to do this year. Nine of them, to be exact, with the a tenth to be determined. #10in2013 because my goal for the year.

It seemed like a challenge, since three of them were in the same month but I was up for it. The day before Gasparilla, I decided to add in one more, the Sarasota Half Marathon, because I couldn’t resist the fabulous medal. When I registered for that one, I changed my goal for the year to #11in2013. And as of this past Sunday, I have 6 of the 11 completed. These four and a half months have been a whirlwind and also brought me a new half marathon PR!

  • 01/12/13 – Glow Run 5K, St. Petersburg, FL – 44:16
  • 02/02/13 – Best Damn Race 5K, Safety Harbor, FL –  39:21
  • 02/10/13 – Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon, St. Petersburg, FL –  3:02:53
  • 02/24/13 – Gasparilla Distance Classic 8K, Tampa, FL  –  1:05:58
  • 03/17/13 – Sarasota Half Marathon, Sarasota, FL  – 2:48:12     (PR!!!!!)
  • 04/14/13 – Iron Girl Half Marathon, Clearwater, FL  –  2:48:32

Another thing it brought me… Half Fanatic status! When I registered for Sarasota, I realized that three half marathons in 90 days was in my reach and as long as I completed it and Iron Girl, I would qualify. Three half marathons in 64 days, to be exact. I love the challenge of the half marathon distance and I think it may be my favorite race distance. Yes, I am half crazy.

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I was so excited to receive the email with my Half Fanatic number…. You have to love an email that starts like this…

Nanci, at last you have found refuge, a place where you can call home, where the Fanatical can feel Normal again, and once again be treated like a normal human being.

Love it! I am Half Fanatic #3972 (Neptune), which is the lowest level, but still a Half Fanatic nonetheless. I earned that status. And, if I keep it up, maybe one day I’ll work my way up to the next level! Interested in learning more about Half Fanatics? Visit their website!

I am actually sad that all these races are done with and I am anxious for the fall to get here so they will start up again. Here’s what I have planned!

  • 10/05/13 – 15th Annual Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure 5K
  • 11/24/13 – Women’s Running Series Half Marathon, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 11/28/13 – Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot, Clearwater, FL
  • 11/30/13 – Pretty Muddy Mud Run 5K, Tampa, FL
  • 12/??/13 – Color Run, St. Petersburg, FL

 

Do you like to plan your races ahead of time or do you just wing it? How many do you plan to do this year?

6 Comments

  1. Kat

    Congrats and welcome to the club!
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  2. Pam

    Congrats on Half Fanatics. We both qualified on March 17 and also love the half race distance.
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  3. I’m so proud of you! Congrats on HF and all your awesome races this year :)
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  4. Congrats on all your accomplishments. Amazing how far you’ve come already!!! Enjoy the summer! :)
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  5. Congrats on your Half!!! I used to love to plan my races ahead of time, but then I got this stupid injury and realized planning early to save money also can cost me even more money in the long run:) So I may plan a few, but the rest are more sporatic:)
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  6. Congrats on your half fanatics status!! Yay!!
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