First, I want to thank my parents who raised me. They are awesome! My mom has courageously battled 2 rounds of cancer and has taught me more about endurance than any marathon could. My dad was a runner in high school and is a pillar of strength for our family. They have both supported and encouraged me in everything I do.
Next is my Sister! We share a brain (and I think she got the bigger half). She is not only my sister by blood, but my sister in friendship! We laugh, cry and solve the problems of the world together! We have run 2 half marathons together.
Last, but not least is my sweet husband! He is my soul mate. We have run 3 marathons together and I love him more than I love myself. Bless his heart! He is the one who comes and stands in the heat or cold to cheer me on. He takes my nasty running stuff out of the car after I have ran 20 something miles, so I can go and get into the dreaded ice bath. He supports all my insane running.
My friend Debbie also placed in her AG. We love to chat about running together.
So, If you are wondering what this series is, you can read my last 9 posts on my blog. However, if you have a life, you can just see the recap of the times/pace/dates/races.
Shamrock 4 Mile 31.20 (7:50 pace) 12th in AG
Skyline 5K 23.13 (7:28 pace) 5th in AG
Twilight 5K Run23.41(7:37 pace)9th in AG
King Tiger 5K23:32(7:34 pace)7th in AG
RFYL 4 Miler 30.18(7:35 pace) 7th in AG
Blue Points 5K23:18(7:29 pace)3rd in AG
Greek Fest 5K23:07(7:26 pace)8th in AG
Brixx 10K48.21(7:47 pace)6th in AG
LungStrong 15K1:13.56(7:56 pace)8th in AG
For completing all 9 races, I received this nifty back pack. I was really excited.
For placing 3rd in my age group...I won't tell you how old I am...HaHa! I received a medal, $25.00 check, and a RFYL $20.00 gift certificate. COOL!
I feel like these races have made me a better runner. I pushed myself really hard during the races and feel like I am a better racer and runner because of it. I made lots of new friends and found out that I am competitive! Weird!
With my $$$$ I will buy compression socks so I can run more....Ha! Ironic!
Now on to trying to qualify for Boston!