Another year of running in the books. I’m still amazed I can call myself a runner. I started out the year by running at Disneyland. I can’t ever complain about that. In October, I accomplished something I didn’t even know I could dream about finishing – my first marathon. I ran more miles in 2016 than ever.
I’m not sure when running a marathon crept into my thoughts. The last I recall thinking I don’t have any desire to run 26+ miles. I even tried to hush the vague whisperings in my head when they first started showing up. Then, at some point a few months ago, I decided I would go for it. But, before I would commit and sign up
Because I will be running my first marathon in October and need to get in many long training runs, I signed up for a virtual run to keep things interesting. I found the perfect one – celebrating the 100th birthday of our National Park Service. I love our National Parks and am so thankful every time I get to visit one. We do live in
In August I completed the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon. It was an event I’d heard about and thought about doing. So, when my friend, Molly, asked if I would do it with her for her first half marathon, I said, “Of course!” The actual Bridge of the Gods spans the Columbia River connecting Washington & Oregon. Recently the bridge has gained popularity due
Who knew I was going to become a runner? I certainly didn’t. However, I found that it works for my lifestyle. I don’t love the training, but I really enjoy the run events. I’m not fast, but I finish. It is rewarding. I feel good. I feel accomplished. Somewhere around the beginning of my running adventure I learned about the Tinker Bell Half Marathon in
The Vernonia Half Marathon marked my 5th half in a year, as well as my 5th half marathon ever. Last May I ran my first half at Disneyland. Apparently the enjoyment outweighed the pain and agony since I keep going back for more. I commemorated #5 by wearing the same outfit as I wore at my first one. Trust me, I felt like I needed
Last minute I decided to sign up for the Worst Day of the Year Run in Troutdale. I also convinced Farm Kid1 to do it with me. Running in February can often mean running in cold temperatures, wind and rain – thus the Worst Day. However, this particular day was great. It wasn’t warm, but it wasn’t freezing and the wind and rain stayed away.
Uberthons has a 2016 half marathon series with one event each season. I wanted to sign up for the entire series, but wasn’t sure about the timing on a couple of the events. So, I didn’t. However, a friend from high school was training for her first half marathon and was interested in doing the quarter marathon. I signed up to walk it with her