October 12, 2019

Trippadoodles Trot 5K

October run is done! This morning I ran the Trippadoodles Trot 5K with my running chicas.

So excited to run this beautiful course next to this gorgeous lake!

The race's Facebook event page explains, "Trippadoodles Trot was created in memory of Tripp Halstead, a spectacular boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury when a tree limb hit him on the head. Tripp was a strong, brave, and HAPPY boy, wanting to be included in everything his family and friends were doing, no matter his abilities. Tripp not only inspired so many around the world to get out of their comfort zone and have fun, he also brought a smile to their faces."

So in memory of Tripp, we got out of our comfort zones, ran this race, and had a great time!

Had to stop and take a selfie on this bridge. So pretty - the lake too ;-)

Kayla, Jaimee, and I have been running on Saturday mornings to prepare for this race and to meet other upcoming racing goals. It was our first race together. 

Spoiler: Look for serious upgrades in mileage in December and February. We got goals, yo!

We are using the run/walk method to push ourselves toward even greater success!

Cutest bling ever!

And happy to report, we are seeing growth as we travel this running journey together. Today, chip time was 47:41 with an average pace of 14:54.

Gotta go sign up for our next race! Hope to see you out there, peeps!

September 02, 2019

Hickory Flat Out 5K

This morning, I ran the second race of this renewed running season in my life: The Hickory Flat Out 5K.



This is a race I have run before - two years ago. It is a Labor Day tradition for many where I live.

When I looked back at my race time for this course in 2017, I ran it in 36 mins. This year, my time was 37:34. An increase of over a min and a half. But I'm not upset about that. At all. I'm excited it wasn't more of an increase. #glasshalffull #smallvictories  ;-)


Running buddy Jordan and I

At the end of the day, all I can really say is, I am happy to be running again, and I am excited to be making more running plans.

Keep an eye out for updates! Try to guess... where will Jamie run next?!

 

August 10, 2019

Moo've It

This morning, a new season in my life began.

I have not run a race since August of last year, but that changed this morning.

I ran the race that just so happened to be that last race I ran in 2018: The Chick-fil-A Moo've It 5K.

My favorite, fabulous running buddies!

I had a great time and did better than I ever expected I would. When I last ran this race, my time was 44:30. And today, my time was 38:38! My training paid off!

It was a good day with great people for an amazing cause (our local schools).

Hot, tired, but happy!

Eat More Chicken

Can you guess which one didn't run the race? LOL

And there was one pic my phone must have taken when I was otherwise occupied...


I like it. I seem to be looking forward. Toward something. Focused on more.

I want to run more races. In fact, as soon as I'm done writing this post, I'm going to sign up for my next race.

If you are not a runner, you cannot understand this compulsion. And you will never understand it. Not until you get up off the couch and just... Moo've It.