Confession time ... I haven't run in an official race since before William was born. It has been 10 1/2 months. I know ... that is crazy. I love running and I have been running since I got the all clear from my OB back in February, but I haven't run in an official, timed race from Thanksgiving of 2016. Whoa! Crazy right?! Believe me, I had high hopes. I wanted to run a half marathon in the spring, but that didn't happen because I couldn't find the time to train and I didn't feel like I was back to myself 100%. After getting from pelvic floor therapy, I feel like I am back to my pre-baby self and I thought about a fall half marathon. Will that time has come and gone. I wasn't able to get in enough mileage to run 13.1 miles in a healthy way. So here we are in November and it is almost time for Thanksgiving and the Drumstick Dash again. I have actually three races that I am signed up for in the next month. None of them are half marathons, but it is a start. They will be official races that are timed and needless to say ... I am so excited! 

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  1. SCOUTStrong 5K - November 11th at Camp Belzer in Indianapolis. I have been on the planning committee for this 5K for the past 2 years. Last year I ran in it pregnant. William did a great job (tagging along with me). It was a fun, beautiful fall course. Ran through the woods and this year it will go into Fort Benjamin Harrison. 
  2. Drumstick Dash - November 21st in Broad Ripple. This is one of my favorite races every year. I have done this with my Mom for the past 4 years and this year will be #5! It is such a fun tradition and I love to feeling of being at the start line with SO many people. We have got to "move our feet, so others can eat!" Each year we have family do this with us and this year there will be 7 of us (William included). 
  3. Hot Cider 5K - December 6th in downtown Indianapolis. I signed up to run this with a girlfriend, because there was going to be a fun thermal shirt and hot cider. Yes, please! I have done several races around the canal area downtown and it is fun. 

Goals for 2018 include running another half marathon. I think this upcoming year, I will bite the bullet and run the Indianapolis Mini Marathon. I know ... insert gasp here ... I have run LOTS of half marathons, but never the Indy Mini. I am thinking what better way to get back in the half marathon running habit then starting off with the biggest half marathon race in the country! I will have to start training in January of 2018. Should be a fun journey!