I registered for the Monument Valley Half Marathon!

The last few years have been quite a rocky road, but races always gives me something to look forward to. Registering for a race is forever a sign of runner optimism: it's a milestone, a goal, a reason for training. My IVF journey has been so tough over the past few years that I really … Continue reading I registered for the Monument Valley Half Marathon!

Race Recap: Dopey Challenge 2022

This was my second Dopey Challenge ever. The first time I did it, I figured it would be my last one. Now that I've done my second one, I want to keep doing this challenge! My body absolutely loves the training and I feel so great in the weeks after the race. Training has gone … Continue reading Race Recap: Dopey Challenge 2022

Race recap: Hot Chocolate Seattle 5K 2022

I love spending my birthday week/weekend in Seattle. I was able to double up with a work trip to also visit my coworkers and friends. I was also able to squeeze in the Hot Chocolate 5K, which meant I was able to hit my 5 year legacy status. Seattle races have lately been having lots … Continue reading Race recap: Hot Chocolate Seattle 5K 2022

Race recap: Chili Pepper Half Marathon 2022

I loved taking a quick weekend road trip to Las Cruces. This is another small local race that is frequented by folks in the 50 States Club. It is a one mile loop as many times you need to finish your race distance. They host both a half marathon and full marathon. I think they … Continue reading Race recap: Chili Pepper Half Marathon 2022

Race recap: Irving Half Marathon 2022

The best thing about races in the Dallas/Irving area is that it is only a day's drive from my place in Roswell. In an effort to save money, we planned for this race to help my husband achieve his quest to run a marathon every three weeks. This was a good time of year in … Continue reading Race recap: Irving Half Marathon 2022

Race recap: Blue Heron 5K 2022

This race was held in the Riverdale Regional Park in Brighton, Colorado. It was my first time to this park, even though it's a mere 30 minute drive from home. What a beautiful place to spend a morning! The day before the race, I had some bad seafood. I was up most of the night … Continue reading Race recap: Blue Heron 5K 2022

Race recap: Alien Chase 5K 2022

The Alien Chase 5K is hosted every year in Roswell, NM during the UFO Festival (around the 4th of July weekend). Just like last year, it was very VERY hot and humid, even at the 7am race start. I learned my lesson from last year...black attracts mosquitoes, and so does the lack of bug spray. … Continue reading Race recap: Alien Chase 5K 2022

Race recap: Labor Day 10K 2022

It has been a blazing hot summer in Colorado. Labor Day weekend was no exception! There were 3 distances available: half marathon, 10K, and 5K. The 10K started right when it was just cool enough but on the brink of heating up. Thankfully I dressed to what the weather would have been at my anticipated … Continue reading Race recap: Labor Day 10K 2022

Race Recap: Seaside Half Marathon 2022

Seaside was my 54th lifetime half marathon. I don't think you can ever really go wrong with a race on/near a beach, especially in California when the weather is so consistent year round. Something I need to remember, though, is that a race on the beach always starts off VERY cold. Bring a windbreaker or … Continue reading Race Recap: Seaside Half Marathon 2022

Race Recap: Surf City Half Marathon 2022

Surf City was my 53rd lifetime half marathon. This race came on the heels of my first 50K, which was an incredible experience. After that, I felt a little lost and wasn't sure what kind of goals to set or what to focus on. This is mainly because I am starting IVF up again, which … Continue reading Race Recap: Surf City Half Marathon 2022