About a year ago, I gave myself the goal of completing a half marathon. 13.1 miles is a long way & I wanted my first one to be fun. So, I chose the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland. I trained & the event had finally arrived. I completed the half and it was better than I dared to think it could be. Here’s
To train & keep me motivated for my first half marathon in May, I signed up for another 10K. Honestly, there’s not much to say about the run. The weather was nice, which can be rare around here in February, so that was a bonus. It was a 5K course that the 10Kers ran twice. At the end I did get a nice looking medal.
This was my first organized race in 5 months. Although I took a break from running in December, I went right back to it in January beginning to train for my first half marathon in May. So I thought I was prepared to run this 10K. I absolutely underestimated the hills on this course. They were real killers. I finished with an ok time, but
Previously I had done 2 color fun runs & my boys were wanting to do one, so we did the Color Vibe. The nice thing was that kids 12 and under could do the event for free. Of course they didn’t get any swag, but no biggie, I just bought extra color packets for them to throw. Buying color packets isn’t necessary to do the
Almost exactly one year ago I signed my hubby, John, & I up for the Warrior Dash. It was much cheaper if we committed so far in advance. So, I signed us up. Then waited. I have friends who have done it and this muddy, obstacle filled race was on my bucket list of 5k’s. This weekend was finally our time to give our all
Over the weekend my sister, a couple friends, niece, & daughter took part in the Color Me Rad 5K. We walked the 3.1 miles beginning at the event center, on to the road, through 4 color stations & back to the event center. This is a fun run, so it’s not timed. We just walked & had a good time. Last October I did the
Thanksgiving morning the kids, hubby & I completed the 4 mile Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo. The race began near the World Forestry Center. Then continued through Washington Park, down the hill towards the Portland Rose Gardens, back up the hill and finished inside the Oregon Zoo. It was a good event with great weather and a bit of challenge for the kids. Their
I participated in a number of 5k’s throughout the summer & the Ugly Sweater Run will be my last one of the year. The first time I ran/walked a 5k in March was horrible. I was so extremely exhausted by the end. By November, at the Ugly Sweater Run, I was able to run (jog slowly) the entire thing. I was tired but not overly