The Running Housewife

I run.

It’s not always fast and it’s almost never pretty, but I run.

It’s only been about two years since I started dedicating serious time and effort to running and only a year since I started actively racing (there was a 16 month gap between my first and second races). I’d like to race more frequently; in fact, I’d be happy running one race a week (especially if medals are involved!) but until Caroline is older and able to stay home alone, that probably won’t happen.

Fact:  I decided to run a marathon with only ONE 5k under my belt.  To say I was determined is an understatement.  I went from cheering Craig on at his races thinking  ‘why would anyone want to run 10 or 13.1 or 26.2 miles’ to ‘hey, (that random woman on the race course) looks like me and she’s running;  I can do that, too.’

Here’s a list of my races and times.  The good thing about being a newbie racer is that everything is a personal record!  Hopefully I’ll be able to beat all of my PR’s eventually, but for now, here they are:

6.6.09 Croc Trot 5k  29:33

10.10.10 Star Kid 8k  46:03

10.24.10  Army Ten Miler  1:33:50

11.14.10 Ft. Belvoir Turkey Trot 10k  56:02

1.9.11  Disney World Marathon  4:33:13

3.26.11  National Half Marathon  2:00:18

9.18.11 Chamber Challenge 10k  51:40 (PR)

9.25.11  Navy 5 Miler  44:15

10.2.11 Wilson Bridge Half Marathon  1:54:13

12.3.11 Hot Chocolate 15k  1:16:45

3.17.12 Rock n Roll USA Half Marathon 2:01:53

4.1.12 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler 1:25:40

4.22.12 GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler 1:23:53 (PR)

6.2.12  Springfield 15k  1:18:50

9.16.12  Joint Base Half Marathon 1:51:07

10.7.12 Wilson Bridge Half Marathon 1:47:26 (PR)

11.17.12  Hope for Help 5k   23:25 (PR)

Buddy Runner for Girls on the Run:

5.23.10  GOTR 5k at George Mason University

12.4.10 Reindeer Romp

Races with Caroline:

5.1.10  Croc Trot 5k

4.3.11 Cherry Blossom 5k

4.30.11 Croc Trot 5k

5.15.11 Girls on the Run 5k

4.28.12 Croc Trot 5k

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