Runner Runner

It all had to start somewhere and for me, the impetus was my ex-husband leaving me. I had energy to burn and a need to prove myself. Certainly not to him since he was gone, but definitely to myself.

I made an off-hand comment when talking to a sales rep at 24 Hour Fitness when I went to sign off about wanting to run a marathon one day. The girlfriend of my ex’s BFF was a marathoner and I marveled at her strength and commitment before my world came crashing down around me. It wasn’t until a few days later that I realized that I actually meant it. I emailed her for some advice and it led me to my first pair of good running shoes. Those shoes changed my life and how I thought about fitness and running. Now I have this to show you. It’s not complete because like an idiot, I didn’t update my old blog and lost a bunch of data but it’s a start until I can piece the rest of it together.

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This is what I’ve done and where I’ve been, where I’m going. It’s not the sum whole of who I am and I didn’t get here alone, but it’s helped me learn just how strong I am over the last few years. This top chart is my Race PR’s (Personal Records).  They’re not spectacular, but they’re mine.

Race

Marathon

Half Marathon

10k

8k

5k

 

PR

7:46:38 2:59:39 1:20:02 35:39 35:30

 

Finish Place

 

Events

Pace

Age

Gender

Overall

Final Time

Disney Star Wars Half Marathon

January 15, 2017

Anaheim, CA, US

 

NA/Mi NA NA NA NA
Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon

November 13, 2016

Anaheim, CA, US

 

NA/Mi NA NA NA NA
Froyo Run

July 23, 2016

Kirkland, WA, US

 

NA/Mi NA NA NA NA
Beat The Blerch

September 12th, 2015

Carnation, WA, US

 

17:36 /Mi 216 552 802 1:49:27
Star Wars Half Marathon/10k/5k Weekend

January 15th, 2015

Anaheim, CA, US

 

18:34 /Mi 1,040 5,397 8,946 1:55:23
Beat the Blerch

September 21st, 2014

Carnation, WA, US

 

20:33 /Mi 216 435 621 2:07:45
Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon

May 18th, 2014

Portland, OR, US

 

16:11 /Mi 771 4,313 6,776 3:32:07
Top Pot Doughnut Dash

April 27th, 2014

Seattle, WA, US

 

14:58 /Mi 289 743 1,221 46:33
The Big Climb

March 23rd, 2014

Seattle, WA, US

 

5:47:20 /Mi 438 1,570 3,173 51:50.31
Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon

December 1st, 2013

Seattle, WA, US

 

15:43 /Mi 457 3,160 5,689 3:25:59
Nike Women Half Marathon

April 28th, 2013

Washington, DC, US

 

15:16 /Mi 1,651 13,129 13,669 3:20:02
2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon

January 20th, 2013

Anaheim, CA, US

 

16:24 /Mi 1,804 9,455 10,738 3:35:02
Nike Women’s Marathon 2012

October 14th, 2012

San Francisco, CA, US

 

15:24 /Mi 1,889 15,494 16,502 3:21:46
Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon

June 23rd, 2012

Seattle, WA, US

 

14:56 /Mi 1,426 7,994 12,365 3:15:43
San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

June 3rd, 2012

San Diego, CA, US

 

13:42 /Mi 1,437 8,765 14,617 2:59:39
Portland Rock n Roll Half Marathon 2012

May 20th, 2012

Portland, OR, US

 

14:04 /Mi 1,328 6,522 9,605 3:04:27
Top Pot Doughnut Dash 5K 2012

April 29th, 2012

Seattle, WA, US

 

13:07 /Mi 111 792 1,317 40:46
Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2012

January 29th, 2012

Anaheim, CA, US

 

15:07 /Mi 1,420 7,310 7,975 3:18:06
Nike Women’s Marathon & Half Marathon 2011

October 16th, 2011

San Francisco, CA, US

 

17:48 /Mi 636 4,363 4,742 7:46:38
Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon 2011

June 25th, 2011

Seattle, WA, US

 

15:43 /Mi 2,012 10,460 15,597 3:26:03
UW Bothell 5K Run/Walk

May 14th, 2011

Bothell, WA, US

 

15:41 /Mi 22 136 264 48:44
Top Pot Doughnut Dash 5K

May 1st, 2011

Seattle, WA, US

 

14:31 /Mi 339 978 1,606 45:09
Everyday Athlete-Captain Jack 8K Run 2011

April 10th, 2011

Kirkland, WA, US

 

16:06 /Mi 56 335 505 1:20:02
St Patricks Day Dash 2011

March 13th, 2011

Seattle, WA, US

 

13:56 /Mi 711 3,745 6,883 53:00
Valentine’s Day Dash 2011

February 12th, 2011

Seattle, WA, US

 

13:37 /Mi 251 1,364 2,111 42:21
Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon

November 28th, 2010

Seattle, WA, US

 

14:22 /Mi 765 3,988 7,151 3:08:20
Run With Cops Not From Them 5k Run/walk 2010

June 19th, 2010

Redmond, WA, US

 

11:28 /Mi 28 136 237 35:39
Top Pot Doughnut Dash 5k 2010

April 25th, 2010

Seattle, WA, US

 

12:45 /Mi 204 1,016 1,697 39:39
Henry Weinhard’s St. Patricks Day Dash 2010

March 14th, 2010

Seattle, WA, US

 

13:54 /Mi 728 3,794 7,076 52:50
JIngle Bell Run

December 13th, 2009

Seattle, WA, US

 

14:59 /Mi 160 1,254 2,213 46:34