Marathons: 4- Eugene, Green River, Rock N Roll Seattle & Rock N Roll Vegas
Half Marathons: 3- Mercer Island, Jock & Jill and You Go Girl
**(More were planned but cancelled due to family events)
5K's: 3- Kent, Enumclaw and Santa Runs Tacoma
This year started so STRONG!! I had a goal, many goals actually, and set out to do just as the sign says....
Started training with Fleet Feet and put in some major miles with my little buddy Zoe.
The FREE Million Inch Run on Valentines Day.. Whose idea was that?? Hmmm.. We had a blast and did it in STYLE..
Running with our Little Studs is always a highlight..
Ran the Mercer Island HILLY Half Marathon, could hardly breathe and shut down at mile 11..
Post Race with the whole group..
Janna AKA Lioness became a dedicated training partner for miles and miles.. we did 23.3 on a hilly and cold day last long run before my GOAL Marathon.
Was in the ZONE and executed a GREAT GREAT Marathon with the help of many Bloggy buddies advice and support. Special thanks to Bethany, Aron, Katie A and Jill for your BQ Advice.. I crossed the line in 3:37:06 good enough to Qualify for Boston.. BELIEVE!!
Still tired from Eugene I had hopes of becoming a Marathon Maniac so I ran the FREE Green River Marathon. It was HOT and tough, but I did it!!
Some amazing Bloggers came to town for Rock N Roll Seattle, so I set up a little Bloggy Meet up!! Thanks to ALL who attended, what a FUN night!!
Marlene and I, deemed team "Pretty in Pink" had a fun race and even made front page on the Marathon website with the pic above. ROCK N ROLL is right!!
Shortly after I took some time to welcome my friend Jill to the Marathon club, such a neat experience to be with someone just after they have reached a lifetime dream.
We lost Muscle Man's Dad Ron on August 18th, most of August Muscle Man was out of town which DERAILED any running plans. I was sad, tired and pretty hopeless. Thankfully I had the friendship of Tammy and her spirit.
Jill and I decided to race Amanda Style and sign up for the Super Jock and Jill Half Marathon on a whim. I had not run much in August so I thought it was a GREAT opportunity to pace Jill. FUN FUN FUN race which resulted in an 8 minute PR for Jill!!
Team Will Run for Ice cream looked pretty on a soggy day in Tacoma. The tank tops did not fair too well in the rain, sorry gals! I love all female races and meeting new people..
Flexing more pacing muscle TMB came to visit.. We started a little fast on the hills, OOPS.. But at the end of a TOUGH day T had a sub 2 hour and PR performance..
Stacie organized a Blogger Meet up in Portland. Was great to see Harmony and meet Jess.. Jill and I spectated the WET Marathon and felt for our soggy buddies.. We support Amanda on a hard day.
Soon after Portland on 10/16 was the worst day of my life. My Father John passed away due to an undiagnosed heart disease complicated by Pneumonia, he was 59... It was unexpected and none of us got a chance to say Goodbye. My heart is puzzled right now, a large piece of me died with my Dad. I get my smile and humor from him...the world is a bit darker as I struggle to find the light..
I thought it was a good idea to run a Marathon untrained...hmmmm?? So my friend Janna laced up and helped me survive a 20 miler. It was tough, but we laughed our way over the wall.
Las Vegas Rock N Roll Marathon for Amanda and my Dad. It was TOUGH!! But I felt blessed to have time to spend with a dear friend who moved away. I have a feeling we will meet in future destination races, right Amanda?? I will try not to puke on my medal next time..
Which brings us to the Santa Runs Tacoma 5K.. costumes, matching socks, tasty treats and amazing women!! What a fun fun day...
- I have not listed everything....but you can always click on the months and read back posts.. I also have direct links to all of my races on the right sidebar if you would like to read the race reports.
- Thank you ALL for joining me through the ups, downs, joy and tears.. 2010 will not soon be forgotten but I am VERY READY to start 2011..
Tomorrow?? The Tall Mom 1,000+++ Club Recap with some pictures.. please update your miles ASAP! And for those of you who want to join in 2011, look for a post on 1/3..