Category: Races

Races outside of our 50-State quest.

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” – Steve Prefontaine

CRRC Winter Run 7.5 Miler

This isn’t quite how I’d planned for things to play out. The plan was to kick this courses’ butt & crush last years’ time BUT being that the hubs & I were up all night sick, I went to this race with the “final answer” to just chuck it [no pun intended] & be the photographer & cheerleader for the… Read more →


This started off the new year right w/ a 19 second PR of 24:06; not the sub 24:00 I wanted, but getting closer! This was good enough for 2nd place in my age group.  I was among the top 25 females to finish (23rd) which is crazy! I got 88th overall of 734 runners male/female (can’t believe that either!)! I… Read more →


This didn’t go quite like I’d planned but good enough to place 6th/166 in the 40-49 age group & 229th/1545 overall! Plan was 23:50–wanted to improve upon my 5k time 2 weeks ago of 24:25…had a stellar pace going out of the gate & into the second mile & then I got the worst side stitch EVER & that sucker… Read more →


My legs are officially toast! Yesterdays’ 5k definitely put a damper on my performance today…shins were so sore when my feet hit the floor this morning & they never really loosened up. My body & heart wanted to rock this course today but my legs had other plans. I had to walk many times, even on a few of the… Read more →


Talk about close!!  As I make my comeback, my only goal for today was to squeak back under 2:00 for the 1/2 & worry about getting back down to where I was later down the road.  I didn’t go whole-hog since I had to proceed gingerly about how I planted my boo boo foot with each stride (even though 2… Read more →


Pace/Speed Final Time & Place (A/G/O) Time 09:36 / mile 2:05:54 Place (A/G/O) 72 395 18% 486 2540 19% 1470 4664 32% I never thought I would “purposefully” set a race goal of 10-15 minutes slower than my PR BUT given that I could not get a deferral or transfer for my entry after my unfortunate mishap on July 30th,… Read more →

PHITathalon 5 mile Physical Endurance Race

  Pace/Speed Final Time & Place (A/G/O) Time 10:33 / mile 52:48 Place (A/G/O) 3 17 18% 17 98 17% 68 238 29% 5Mi Trail Run P.R. 52:48 This was a 5 mile obstacle, mud, slides, creeks, walls, balancing & climbing 5 mile race in Marysville, OH.  I didn’t know how I was going to fare in this race given… Read more →


Time:  34:40 for 3.5 miles
45th out of 551 in my age group
440th female out of approx 4302
2400 of 9841 overall

Now this race was FUN!!  No stress, no expectations, just hoping not to fall, get mud in my eyes or get an infection from the nasty water!!  I exceeded my expectations for this event & was pleasantly surprised with how well I placed in my age group, gender & overall, considering I really wasn’t going all out & that I’d walked most of the VERY uphill, first mile!  I recruited my husband as well as a bunch of friends to partake in the madness with me & we together, rented a lodge with pool not far from the course & turned this into an adult party weekend!  Here’s the standings:







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