For The Love of Running

This is a list of all the races I have done since I ran my first 5k in May of 2011. I was never a runner and I used to struggle with finishing a mile, so those first 3.1 miles were a huge accomplishment for me. Since then I have done one half marathon and am training for my second. I plan to continue running and joining these group races and have set a goal for myself to run at least 12 of them in 2012. I don’t have a goal on how many of them should be 5ks, 10ks, half or full marathons (someday!) because as of now I just want to focus on increasing the amount of times a year I participate in them. I really enjoy myself during these runs and since they usually benefit a good cause I feel like I am doing my part to help the community. Maybe after 12 of these shorter runs I’ll be ready for a full! I will update this page each time I finish another race and I will also add future runs I have planned.

2012

Run to Feed the Hungry – November 22, 2012. This is one of my all-time favorite runs. It benefits a great cause and feels good to get a run in before a huge meal!

kaia run to feed the hungry   run to feed the hungry 2

Sacramento Color Run – August 4, 2012 – I’m registered for this run with a bunch of friends in Sacramento on team “Rainbow Racers.” The last one I did in SoCal was so much fun, I can’t wait to do it again! If you haven’t done one, you should! *****Update I just completed this and had a BLAST! Check it out here

Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness 5k – June 3, 2012 – I will be doing this 5k again in June! Looking forward to it :) Update- This was a great race and a bunch of other Kaia girls did it too! I plan on doing it every year if I can!

So Cal Color Run – April 22, 2012. I am BEYOND excited about this one! Check out the video here! *****Update- I just completed this run last weekend and it was a BLAST!! Check out my post on it here.

Shamrock’n Half Marathon – I have been blogging about this here, here, here, and here. Sadly, despite months of training, I may not be able to run this race on March 11th because of an injury. But keep your fingers crossed that I’ll feel okay by race day! It’s in 3 days but stranger things have happened, right?  If I don’t feel better and have to take a DNS, there will always be others! ****Update- I was unable to run this race because of my injury. At the time I was supposed to be on crutches (but wasn’t because they are so inconvenient!) and was in too much pain to complete the race. I got all the way up to 12 miles in my training and was so disappointed to not be able to complete the actual half marathon. In the end I am glad I didn’t run it, sad, but I don’t regret skipping it. I know if I went through with it I could have injured myself permanently and it wasn’t worth it. Now I’m back running again, although much shorter distances, and I rarely have pain in my foot. I think I made the right decision.

2011

Kaia F.I.T. Resolution Run 5k – December 31, 2011

Run to Feed the Hungry 5k – November 24, 2011 – I blogged about this here.

Lake Natoma Four Bridges Half Marathon – October 30, 2011. I blogged a lot about this here and here and here and here.

Summerfest 10k- June 26, 2011 – I blogged a little about this here.

Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival 5k – June 5, 2011 (I had to walk a little of this one but my time still improved from the first 5k!)

No Excuses 5k -May 30, 2011 (the first 5k I ever ran. I walked plenty of them before this race, but never ran one all the way through until May 30th, 2011).

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One thought on “For The Love of Running

  1. I’m doing the April 22 Color Run! I, too, am child-like happy to get color thrown all over me as I run :D See you there!

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