Running

Growing up I was a swimmer who despised running.  I hated “land” workout days.  My motto was “If I wanted to run, I would have joined the track team not the swim team.”  I continued my hated of running through college.  My motto became “I only run if something life threatening is chasing me.”  Then I started running in 2009.  Weird right?  Somewhere a long the line I developed a secret jealousy of the people I would see out for a run.  I tried it a couple times only to go too far, too fast, too soon and once again decide running was evil.  Then in 2009, I took on the Couch to 5K program as part of my weight loss journey.  I ran my first 5K in October 2009 and have been running races ever since.  I still hate running a little bit, but it’s a love-hate relationship now.

Check out my race recaps and finish times below.

Mud Runs/ Obstacle Races

June 17, 2012 Warrior Dash – 1:08:36.00
June 16, 2013 Warrior Dash – 1:23:03.20
September 7, 2013 Pretty Muddy – Untimed

5K

October 7, 2009 Pumpkins in the Park – 29:30
November 14, 2009 Girls on the Run – 30:10
December 5, 2009 Santa Shuffle – 45:02
April 25, 2010 Ravenswood Run – 32:22
October 16, 2010 Pumpkins in the Park – 31:29
November 6, 2010 Hot Chocolate – 41:13
May 1, 2011 Ravenswood Run – 30:18
August 20, 2011 Hometown Run – 33:28
September 17, 2011 Chicago Blackhawks Mad Dash to Madison – 28:48
October 8, 2011
 Habitat for Humanity – 27:30 {PR} {1st Place in Age Group}
October 6, 2012 The Infected Zombie Trail Run – 
November 24, 2012
 Ugly Sweater Run –
December 1, 2012 Schiller Chiller – 36:35
January 20, 2013 Frigid Fanny – 36:42
March 9, 2013 Punk the Monk –  37:11 {Unofficial}
May 25, 2013 Run or Dye– DNS
June 15, 2013 Run for Boston 5K – 29:47.8
September 22, 2013 Zoo Run Run – 32:49
October 27, 2013 
Schiller Thriller {Goal Race}
May 22, 2014 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge {3.5 mile race} 35:02

5Mile/ 8K

September 26, 2010 PAWS Run for Their Lives – 51:27
July 6, 2013 ‘Merica – 59:14

10K

July 17, 2011 Fleet Feet Women’s 10K– 1:31:13
April 13, 2013 Double Down – 1:11:01 {PR}
May 25, 2013 May Day! May Day! May Day! – 1:04:58 {PR}
December 7, 2013 Schiller Chiller

15K

June 8, 2013 Wholly Hell – 1:50:42
November 10, 2013 Dirty Turkey {Goal Race}

Half Marathon

August 1, 2010 Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago – 3:00:00
May 7, 2011 Wisconsin Half Marathon – 2:34:51
October 22, 2011
 13.1 Dallas – 2:24:22 {PR}
January 8, 2012 F3 Lake Half Marathon – 2:43:42
June 23, 2013 Chicago Women’s Half Marathon 3:24:42
August 20, 2013 Zooma Women’s Run {Goal Race} 2:26:35
May 4, 2014 First Midwest Half Bank Marathon 2:39:17

Marathon

May 5, 2012 Wisconsin Marathon – 5:51.52

Marathon Training Posts

Marathon Monday: Week 1
Marathon Monday: Week 4
Marathon Monday: Week 6
Marathon Monday: Week 8
Marathon Musings: 40 More Days
Marathon Musings: All By Myself
Marathon Musings: 20 Miles Down, 6.2 to Go
Marathon Musings: Closing In
Marathon Musings: Confession Time
Marathon Musings: 26.2 Playlist

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