November 17, 2019

Glow Run Fun!

When your bestie says she wants to run a glow 5K for her birthday, what do you do?

You run a glow 5K! Duh! ;-)

birthday girl in the middle

This was a fun event. The weather was great. All had a good time.

Our group of three chicas are in the middle of training for longer races coming in the next months, so we ran 1.4 before we ran the 3.1 race. Look for the next posts on this blog to be about longer distance races leading up to something big. To be revealed later. ;-)

As for now, here are the stats for this glow run/group run.

And I can't forget to mention that this race gave out bling to all participants!

Happy Birthday, Jaimee!

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?!