Leading The Good Life

Race Recaps

Although I ran cross country in high school, most of my running has been done in my adult life. I fell in love with racing a few years ago and haven't looked back.  It's great to be surrounded by other runners in such an exciting environment.

Training for a race is great motivation to lace up my sneakers and get out there. I find that it helps me  make healthier choices and spend more time outdoors. It's hard work, but the sense of pride that I feel when crossing the finish line is worth every single mile of training.

Although I run races of distances varying from 5K to marathon, I prefer the longer set. Marathons give me the most sense of accomplishment and the best running buddies (we spend a lot of time together during training season!) They also take a LOT of dedication. I have run 3 marathons in the past 3 years, and I hope to run at least one per year for a long, long time. That being said, half marathons are my sweet spot - long distance runs where I can actually feel fast.

Race Results:

Marathons

  • 11/14/2009 - SunTrust Richmond Marathon 04:32:46
  • 9/26/2010 - Omaha Marathon 04:31:17
  • 11/20/2011 - Gobbler Grind Marathon 04:20:50 (PR)
  • 10/21/2012 - IMT Des Moines Marathon 04:43:37

Half Marathons

  • 5/3/2009 - Lincoln Half Marathon 01:55:27
  • 9/27/2009 - Omaha Half Marathon 01:59:19
  • 5/23/2010 - Council Bluffs Half Marathon 02:19:13
  • 5/1/2011 - Lincoln Half Marathon 01:54:18
  • 5/22/2011 - The Gambler Half Marathon (Council Bluffs) 01:58:51
  • 5/6/2012 - Lincoln Half Marathon 01:53:36 (PR)

10Ks

  • 4/3/2011 - Novartis 10K 54:01 (PR)

5 Milers

  • 5/31/2010 - Boys Town Memorial Day 5-miler 43:17 (PR)

5Ks

  • 3/15/2009 - Blarney Stone 5K 27:34
  • 3/17/2010 - Blarney Stone 5K 27:10
  • 5/5/2010 - Cinco de Mayo 5K 25:37 (PR)
  • 8/28/2010 - Ultra Mud Run 5K 29:18
  • 10/3/2010 - Race for the Cure 5K (walk)
  • 3/17/2011 - Blarney Stone 5K 26:26
  • 3/17/2012 - Blarney Stone 5K 26:33

Other

  • 7/12/2009 - Fremont Pathfinder Duathlon 2 mile run+12 mile bike+2 mile run 1:16:55 (PR) - 1st in my division!
  • 11/7/2010 - Beer and Bagel Run 3.5ish miles
  • 4/3/2011 - Brew to Brew 44 mile relay 6:26:00
  • 5/14/2011 - Lucky Bucket Trail Run 7K
  • 5/19/2012 - Mud, Sweat, & Beers Trail Run 7K

Here are links to my most recent race recaps:

Des Moines Marathon - October 21, 2012

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Mud, Sweat, & Beers 7K Trail Run - May 19, 2012

Lincoln Half Marathon - May 6, 2012

Blarney Stone 5K - March 17, 2012

Gobbler Grind Marathon - November 20, 2011

The Gambler Half Marathon - May 22, 2011

Lincoln Half Marathon - May 1, 2011

Novartis 10K - April 9, 2011

Brew to Brew - April 3, 2011

Blarney Stone 5K - March 17, 2011

Beer and Bagel Run - November 7, 2010


Race for the Cure 5K - October 3, 2010

Omaha Marathon - September 26, 2010

Mud Run 5K - August 28, 2010

Boys Town Memorial Day 5 Miler - May 31, 2010

Council Bluffs Half Marathon - May 23, 2010

Cinco de Mayo 5K - May 5, 2010

Blarney Stone 5K - March 17, 2010

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