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.


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.


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).


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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