A great race is the ultimate runner's high. Here are the recaps for the races I've completed:
7/31/2014 - Race for the Bacon 5k - This one was less about a fast time and more about spending time with friends. Plus, what's not to love about a bacon-theme race??
7/20/2014 - Chicago Rock n Roll Half Marathon - I love Chicago and this course. And it turns out the day was ripe for a PR!
5/24/2014 - Madison Bun Run 10k - I missed my time goal but still ran a PR and placed among the top 5 women in the race!
5/3/2014 - Nicolet Bay 5k - My spring 5k went according to race plan and ended with the new distance PR I had been hoping for!
4/19/2014 - Hot Chocolate 5k - I placed well and won my AG but missed my goal time by a few seconds. The hills! The wind!
3/22/3014 - Luck of the Irish 5k - A great race effort, especially considering the hills. I think the last one just about killed me :)
2/16/2014 - The Big Chill 5k - Much better than my previous race but once again, snow made for tough running!
2/2/2014 - Expo Run 5k - This was a slower race for me - winter running just isn't for me!
1/25/2014 - Indoor Marathon Relay - This was an awesome race! My team took second and had a ton of fun running :)
11/24/2013 - The Elf Run 5k - Well, not a great race due to being sick, but it makes me extra motivated to get it done at the next one!
10/27/2013 - Pumpkin Run 5k - This was my first time doing two races in one weekend and I think it was a success! Second race was just a few seconds off my PR.
10/26/2013 - Haunted Hustle 5k - This race served as a reminder to not go out too fast. Steady miles are how I race my best.
10/19/2013 - Monster Run 5k - First race post-marathon and it was a success! No PR, but ended up placing in the top three overall :)
10/6/2013 - Lakefront Marathon - I couldn't believe how well this race went - the miles flew by and I ran a negative split! Also, a new 38 minute PR :)
8/31/2013 - Lake Country 5k Race - My first time ever getting to the start line late, but still managed to run a new 5k PR!
8/24/2013 - Strider Half Marathon - Used this one as a training run and it was a great time. Loved the shady course!
8/17/2013 - Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest 5k - Got to race this one with Team Olallie, which made for a fun race!
8/1/2013 - Race for the Bacon 5k - This is one of my favorite MKE 5k races! Although the effort felt really hard, I can feel my fitness is slowly improving.
7/21/2013 - Chicago Rock n Roll Half Marathon - Although I didn't race this one, a nice, steady pace made this a solid workout.
7/4/2013 - Firecracker Four Race - My race takeaways were a four miler is not a 5k and I'm out of shape.
6/15/2013 - Rock n Sole 5k Race - Race was going well until a crippling calf strain hit midrace. Yikes!
5/25/2013 - Madison Twilight 10k Race - My first time racing a 10k was a success! Beat my goal time by two minutes, won my AG and was the 9th overall female!
5/19/2013 - Block Melanoma 5k Race - Did this one with Team Zizzo and it was a nice confidence booster before an upcoming goal race!
4/27/2013 - The Deer Run 5k Race - My first race after re-injuring my hamstrings and it went better than expected!
2/17/2013 - The Big Chill 5k Race - A new PR and finally, I can cross getting a sub 22-minute 5k time off my list!
1/27/2013 - Great Lakes Expo 5k Race - Kind of a dud race for me, but motivates me to do better next time!
1/19/2013 - Indoor Marathon Relay Race - A great effort by Team M.A.S.S. Destruction!
12/1/2012 - Milwaukee Santa 5k Race - Another new PR and 3rd place AG award!
11/25/2012 - The Elf Run 5k Race - A new 5k PR by just a few seconds!
11/22/2012 - Drumstick Dash 5k Race - The race I learned the importance of running the tangents.
11/11/2012 - Welcome 2 Winter 5k Race - After taking a month off from running, I'm working my way back to faster times.
10/7/2012 - Lakefront Marathon - My first marathon was a great experience and makes me excited to try the distance again!
9/1/2012 - Lake Country Half Marathon - Just like my favorite type of hilly course, this race had its ups and downs.
8/18/2012 - Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest - A great morning to race with family and friends and the icing on the cake was winning a new, shiny medal!
7/28/2012 - Racing Sausages 5k - Finally, a nice summer race time to boost my confidence!
7/22/2012 - Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon - Hot, humid, but electric energy throughout. Missed my goal time, but still had a great experience.
6/14/2012 - Race for the Bacon 5k - Yet another side stitch (I'm sensing a theme), but overall a good race.
6/9/2012 - Lombardi 5k Run for Cancer - Another side stitch made for a very frustrating race.
5/20/2012 - Rockford Half Marathon - Hot and humid conditions got in the way of achieving the new PR I was chasing.
3/17/2012 - Luck of the Irish 5k Race - A side stitch mid-race made this one painful to the finish.
2/18/2012 - The Big Chill 5k Race - This race was a new PR. Ended up finishing 2nd in my age group.
1/29/2012 - Great Lakes Expo 5k Race - Despite low expectations, I managed to win my age group for the first time!
1/21/2012 - Icebreaker Indoor Marathon Relay - This race was really fun, but also a lot harder than I thought it would be. Ended up winning 2nd place All Female Team!
12/31/2011 - Run Into the New Year - My last race of the year and a new 5k PR! Good enough for an 8th place AG award.
11/27/2011 - The Elf Run - My toes froze at this race, but I ended up with a third place age group win!
11/19/2011 - Run with the Turkeys - Ran well enough for a second place age group win!
10/29/2011 - Haunted Hustle Half Marathon - I really trained hard for this race and was so happy to come in under my time goal.
9/3/2011 - Lake Country 5K Race - My legs were done at the end of this one, but I felt like I raced well and was really happy with my time.
8/13/2011 - Hank Aaron State Trail 5K Race - I really enjoyed this race even though I came up a bit short on my time goal. It was a good lesson in the importance of pushing harder throughout the race.
7/10/2011 - Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Half Marathon - This one will always will affectionately known in my mind as the race from Hell.
6/11/2011 - Lombardi 5K Run for Cancer - Made my goal of racing a 5K sub 25 minutes!
5/15/2011 - Ann's Hope Block Melanoma 5K Run -My time wasn't as good as I was hoping, but every race is a learning experience.
1/22/2011 - Icebreaker Indoor Marathon Relay - This was my first real taste of how exciting races can be. My team finished 45/103 teams and I remember being really excited about placing in the top half!
11/7/2010 - Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell 5K Race - This was the first time I attempted to run a 5K race and it was a lot of fun! I remember thinking it was a really long distance and I wasn't sure I'd be able to run the whole thing (I couldn't - I had to take a few walk breaks).