Saturday, December 31, 2011

Run Down

As I look forward to ringing in the New Year, I look back at my running accomplishments in 2011.

I ran eight races (listed by distance, not by chronological order):
(3) 5K:
·         Leprechaun Scurry
·         Strides for Strong Bones (I even won 3rd place in my age division!)
·         Monster Dash
(1) 5 Miler:
·         Rapid Rabbit
(1) 12K:
·         Bloomsday
(3) Half-Marathons:
·         Coeur d’Alene
·         Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll
·         Run Like a Girl
I ran a total of 299 miles.  Trust me I really thought about running a mile today just to make that an even 300.  My goal is to double that distance next year.  Yep, I said it.  Now I have to do it. 
I started my year walking a mile at an 18:52 pace (remember, I’d just had a baby the month before) and finished running a 5K at a 10:21 pace!
I fractured/sprained my foot in February, but have healed completely.
I’ve committed to race on the American Cancer Society DetermiNation race team at the Phoenix Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon on January 15 and raised OVER my donation commitment!
It has been a long road (no puns intended), but one worth traveling.  I’m excited to see where 2012 takes me!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

15 Days and Counting

I've started my count down to Phoenix!  I exceeded my race donation commitment to the American Cancer Society and have my race jersey in hand!

I cannot thank everyone enough for all the generous donations of support. I will run hard and make you proud. It is not too late to donate to this cause (plus it is a tax deductible donation).  Click here to make a donation now!

To the very special person who I have dedicated this race to:

You are an AMAZING woman who is beautiful from the inside and out.  You are stronger than I could ever be and will race this race for you until your strength is back for you to run it yourself.  Keep the faith.  You are my inspiration. xoxo