Fitness Goals 2012

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One of the things that I did in 2010 that really fell off the “important” list in 2011 was a dedication to exercising.  In 2010 I started making sure I exercised, and I did a few 5K events, and topped off the year with a half marathon in December.  After the half-marathon, my dedication left me.  I finished another half-marathon in May, but that was about all that happened for the rest of 2011.  Therefore, I want to make a goal for 2012.  Get back to the gym.  Get back to taking care of myself.  Start doing fun things again.  So, I’m thinking of trying to do one organized event per month for 2012. Here’s what I have so far, and hopefully this list will be more populated as I do more research.  Would you like to join me? I’d love it!

Here are some races/events that I am looking at:

January 21:  Frosty 5K Walk/Run, Frame Park, Waukesha, WI; 1:00 p.m. start
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 race day
http://www.janboree.org/event22.html

February 25: St. Joan of Arc Frostbite 5K, Nashotah, WI; 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $25 includes lunch
http://www.active.com/running/nashotah-wi/5th-annual-st-joan-of-arc-frostbite-5k-2012

March 31: Trailbreaker 5K, Frame Park, Waukesha, WI; 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $25 before March 12
http://www.runthetrailbreaker.com/

April 28: The Deer Run 5K Run/Walk, Village Park, Brown Deer, WI; 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $20 before April 25
http://www.badgerlandstriders.org/home/Races/TheDeerRun.htm

May 19: Run for Hope 5K Run/Walk, Brown Deer Park, Milwaukee, WI; 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $18 before race day. (Discount for a group of 5 or more)
http://www.runningforhope.com/marrun.html

June 25: Foot Lake 4 Walk/Run, Willmar, MN; Time TBA
Cost: $25 (based on last year’s rate)
http://www.ricehospital.com/race/index.html

July 28: Brewers Community Foundation Racing Sausages 5K; Miller Park, Milwaukee
Cost: approx. $30 (registration not up yet)
https://secure.mlb.com/mil/community/run_walk_form.jsp

August 18: Warrior Dash: 3.31 mile obstacle race, Johnson Creek, WI; All day: 9 a.m. to 3p.m. wave starts
Cost: $65 until June 24, $75 till August 6
http://www.warriordash.com/register2012_wisconsin.php

September 15: Briggs & Al’s Run/Walk for Children’s Hospital (8K run, 5M/3M walk); Marquette Campus/Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI; 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $30-$35
http://www.alsrun.com/home.htm

October 13: Get Your Rear in Gear 5K; Hart Park, Wauwatosa, WI; 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $20 until Oct. 9
http://www.getyourrearingear.com/events/list/2012/milwaukee-wi-2012/

November ??

December?? Run into the New Year?

(If you have any suggestions for months I don’t have picked yet, let me know!)

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