My running debut took place on July 16th, 2012. Yes I did track/cross country a little back in high school but that was a LONG time ago and I always felt like a failure because it was all about competing in track meets, and I usually came in last!
I honestly don't know what inspired me to go for a run on July 16th, but I did and haven't stopped since. I am hooked! Running has become apart of who I am. And my only competition is myself. I'm certain I have gone off the deep end and gone to looney land because I will actually get up before the sun and purposely run in the cold, dark, and rain. Yes I am a nutcase!
I want to use this page to highlight some of my favorite runs and races. I also want to encourage anyone out there who is thinking about or brand new to running that if I can do it...so can you!! Running is my time to think, to pray, to worship, to talk with a friend (who knew I would ever be able to talk and run at the same time? I've got serious talent), to challenge myself, to get frustations out, and to push myself to go beyond what I think I am capable of.
P.S. - Feel free to check out my Facebook running page too! - "Isaiah 40:31- Running Mama's"
September 23rd, 2012 - Ran my first 5k run with the "Heroes for Hope" race! Time: 29:43/9:16 pace
October 6th, 2012 - Ran my first 10k run with the "Harvest Classic" race! Time: 1:02:01/9:58 pace
|Me on the left with my good friend and fellow homeschool mom, Sandi!|
December 1st, 2012 - Ran my first half marathon with the "Reindeer run"! Time: 2:30:14/11:27 pace!
|Crossing the finish line!! So happy to be done!|
|Myself and 5 other amazing homeschool moms!|
|Rachel drove 2 hours to come do the race with me! |
August 18th, 2013 - Ran the Every Girls Half Marathon! Time 2:16:40/10:21 pace (PR)
October 13th, 2013 - Ran the The Great Columbia Crossing 10k! Time: 58:54/9:29 pace!
|Me in the middle with my friend Mary (left) and Rachel (Right)|
October 27, 2013 - Ran the Columbia Gorge Marathon! Time 5:13:27/11:58 pace! Check out my blog post to read all about the race: Run With Perseverance
|Crossing the finish line!!|
11/28/2013 - Ran the Turkey Trot 3.6 miles! Time: 36:58/10:21 Pace!
|Me and my sweet running partner for the race!|
June 14th - Parks and Recreation 5k fun run! Time: 31:49/9:00 pace!
|Me with my amazing friend Mary!|
July 3rd, 2014 - Firecracker 5k fun run! Time: 29:01/9:08 pace!
|My oldest crossing the finish line!|
November 27th, 2014 - Turkey Trot 5k! Time: 34:06/9:27 pace!
No upcoming races at this time...hoping to do the Shamrock race in Portland again. Just focusing on getting out and running 3-4 times a week right now. Don't really have the time to train for any long distance races.