Category Archives: Races

Disney’s Expedition Everest Challenge

Heidi and I got to Animal Kingdom around 7:30 p.m. hoping to be able to exchange our race shirts for a smaller size, but we had no luck. No smaller sizes were available.We relaxed in the car for a while, put on our bibs, and then went to get some pictures taken. It was pretty crowded, but the energy level was high. There were two snow machines pumping out snow on everyone and the DJ was blasting music and talking to the crowd.The race officially…

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My first 13.1 – His Half Marathon

On April 14, I ran my first half marathon. Well, I ran part of the race and walked/hobbled the rest.I had signed up for┬áthis race┬álast year because it offered a free training program. It started in January and met every Saturday morning at Prince William Forrest Park. It was going great, and I was up to about 8 miles when my IT band started giving me issues and my knee started to hurt. I rested and stretched for about a month and then decided to…

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St. Patty’s Day 8k

This is a recap of the St. Patty’s Day 8k in Washington, DC on March 10, 2013. Heidi flew up from Florida to do this race with me. We decided to go all out with our costumes because we knew there would be a costume contest. I made us both green skirts, and we had green wigs and rainbow tattoos, along with festive knee socks. It was fun driving up to DC in our costumes. A few people looked over while we were driving and…

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Run With Santa 5k

This race, Run with Santa, was on December 9, 2012. A bunch of teachers from my school did this race, but I wanted to run it fast, so I went ahead of them. A lot of people were festively dressed, which makes me happy. Though, I was one of the best (of course). These were Ornaments, but I added a bow and a ribbon so I could hang it up with my medals. Christmas Elf. I did not win the costume contest…but I should have!…

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2012 RidgeRunners Turkey Trot 10k

This is a recap of the RidgeRunners Turkey Trot on November 17, 2012. This was my first 10k and was super excited that Marty was going to be running with me. Nathan was supposed to do the 5k with Madre, but she decided not to come, so he ran the race by himself. Go Nathan! I didn’t really train for this race other than some sporadic short runs beforehand. I was more concerned with what I was going to wear! I prepped for the race…

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Warrior Dash

In September 2012, I ran the Warrior Dash with my friend Allyson. It was 5k+ of running and lots of obstacles. Some of the obstacles included: climbing over hurdles, climbing under barbed wire, running through tires, scaling a wall, crossing a balance beam, swimming across a lake, wading through knee deep water, climbing over a net, jumping over fire, crawling over logs in muddy water, etc. It was a blast! The obstacles were fun and I had an awesome time with my friend. I don’t…

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The Rentschler Airfield 5K

Before the race. I was super excited! July 12, 2012 – This was my second ever 5k race. I had signed up for this just a few days prior to my first 5k race. This race took place in East Hartford, CT on the airfield. This was an evening race, starting at 6pm, and I had just come from a day of classes at the University of Hartford. I started out excited and ready to go. Unfortunately, once the race started, that all changed. I…

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Red Dress Run for Women

Holly and I are pumped up and ready to go! On July 7, 2012, I ran my first 5k. Ever. My friend Holly wanted to run the race, and since I was in town attending the University of Hartford for summer classes, I agreed to run with her. Now, I maybe trained once or twice for this race by running a few minutes here and a few minutes there, but I was in no way prepared, physically or mentally. But I went anyway. The race…

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