Running!

Who knew that losing weight would bring on a case of Adult Onset Athletics?  Certainly not me!  I was never part of a team sport as a child, and pretty much hated P.E. and would do my darnedest to get out of whatever horrible thing we had to do.  So imagine my surprise when I caught the running bug - this was so not me. 

I am definitely a late bloomer when it comes to running - I ran my first mile on September 2, 2009 at the age of 46.  I couldn't believe that I actually did it - after losing nearly 100 pounds, I was finally a runner!  Six months later, I ran my first 5K fun run on February 26, 2010 and even though it was cold and windy, I was hooked.  I am most definitely a novice runner, but the idea that I am an athlete is absolutely thrilling to me and I love seeing what my body can do.

RACES

2015
Aramco Houston Half Marathon - 1/18/15
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2014
USAFit Half Marathon - 1/26/14 - finish time 3:19 (pace 15:07 with 1:1 intervals)
Armadillo Dash 5K - 3/2/14 - finish time 47:14 (pace 14:56 with 3:1 and 1:1 intervals)
Run for Remembrance 5K - 5/10/14 - finish time 55:34 (walked entire race)
Esprit de She 5K - 6/26/14 (Cary, NC) - finish time 45:16 (pace 14:36 with 1:1 intervals)
Four on the Fourth - 7/4/14 (Carrboro, NC) - finish time 58:08 (pace 14:31 with 1:1 intervals)
Beat the Blerch Virtual 10K - 9/20/14 - finish time 1:31 (14:44 pace with 2:1 intervals)
BCS 5K + 10K - 10/4/14 - finish time 1:24 (13:43 pace with 1:30/1 intervals)
BCS 5 & Dime - 11/8/14 - finish time 2:30 (14:56 pace with 1:30/1 intervals)
Turkey Trot 5K - 11/27/14 - finish time 40:31 (13:01 pace with 1:30/1 intervals)
BCS Half Marathon - 12/14/14
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2013
Love Run 5K - 2/9/13 - finish time 39:20 (pace 12:47)
Armadillo Dash Half Marathon - 3/3/13 - finish time 3:04 (pace 14:09)
Girls Just Want to Have Fun 5K - 3/23/13 - finish time 40:35 (pace 12:56)
Ukraine Do It 5K (PLUS - 3.53 miles) - 3/30/13 - finish time 45:34 (pace 12:55)
SRPH 5K - 4/6/13 - finish time 39:18 (pace 12:30)
Run for Remembrance 5K - 4/20/13 - finish time 39:51 (pace 12:41)
Teal Ribbon 5K - 4/27/13 - finish time 40:19 (pace 13:19)
Rock the Mind 5K - 5/4/13 - finish time 39:30 (pace 12:57)
Color Up 5K - 6/1/13
July 4th 5K Fun Run - 7/4/13 - finish time 41:05 (pace 13:15)
BCS 5K + 10K - 9/28/13 - finish time 1:31 (injured hamstring, bah!)
BCS 5 & Dime - 11/2/13 - finish time 1:19 (hamstring still injured; ran the 5 miler)
Turkey Trot 5K - 11/28/13 - finish time 44:50 (pace 14:25 with 1:1 intervals)
BCS Half Marathon - 12/8/13 - finish time 3:23 (pace 15:24 with 1:1 intervals)
St. Nick 5K Run Run - 12/14/13 - finish time 45:02 (pace 14:40 with 1:1 intervals)
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2012
Armadillo Dash 5K - 3/4/12 - finish time 40:13 (pace 12:44) - first race I ran after a year off due to ankle injury!
Muddy Girl - 3/25/12
SRPH 5K - 4/1/12 - finish time 39:01 (pace 12:42)
Blue Bell 10K - 4/14/12 - finish time 1:28 (pace 14:08)
Teal Ribbon 5K - 4/21/12 - finish time 37:18 (pace 12:30)
Run For Shoes 5K+ - 4/28/12 - finish time 41:57 (pace 12:42)
Wolf Pen 5K and 10K - 5/6/12 - finish time 37:43 (pace 12:38)
Firecracker 5K - 7/4/12 (Santa Cruz, CA)
San Antonio Rock and Roll Half Marathon - 11/11/12
Santa's Wonderland 1 Miler - 11/17/12 - finish time 11:58
Turkey Trot 5K - 11/22/12 - finish time 39:45 (pace 12:44)
BCS Half Marathon - 12/9/12 - finish time 3:16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2011
Austin Marathon/Half Marathon - 2/20/11  - deferred to next year due to ankle injury :(
GLOW 5K Fun Run - 2/26/10 - ankle injury
Armadillo Dash Half Marathon - 3/6/11 - ankle injury
Dallas Rock and Roll Half Marathon - 3/27/11 - ankle injury
Downtown Derby 3K - 3/26/11 - finish time 23:13 (first run since ankle injury)
Blue Bell 10K Relay - 4/9/11
Big Sur 10.6 Miler - 5/1/11
Beach Palooza 5K Obstacle Race - 9/24/11 - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, endnotes
Turkey Trot 5K - 11/24/11
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2010
GLOW 5K Fun Run - 2/26/10 - finish time 38:45 (pace 12:29)
Armadillo Dash 5K - 3/7/10 - finish time 38:10 (pace 12:14)
Downtown Derby 5K- 3/27/10 - finish time 35:49 (pace 11:45)
Dansby's Duo Duathlon - 4/10/10 - finish times:  1st 5K 37:00 (pace 11:53); 2nd 5K 37:34 (pace 12:07)
Dow Live Earth 6K - 4/18/10 - finish time 43:39 (pace 11:52)
Joe Conway Memorial 5K Run - 4/24/10 - finish time 37:06 (pace 11:53)
July Fourth Fun Run 5K - 7/4/10 - finish time 35:58
Wharf-to-Wharf 10K - 7/25/10 (Santa Cruz/Capitola, CA) - finish time 1:19
Buffalo Stampede 10 Miler - 10/2/10 - finish time 2 hours even (pace 12:00)
Maui Day of Hope 10K - 11/6/10 - finish time 1:14
Galveston Seawall Half Marathon - 11/20/10 - finish time 2:47 (pace 12:46)
Turkey Trot 5K - 11/25/10 - finish time 35:37