While I go and enjoy the little things in life, I hope you enjoy this post which is all about you guys.
**Reader Raquel emailed me about the ColorMeRad 5k series. Check it out, they’re all over the US and look fun.
Gabrielle and Jessica, best friends who ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC half marathon:
Amanda ran the DC Marathon too and had a HUGE PR:
I could not believe how tough the heat was to handle! I had to strip down to my sports bra at mile 18…but it was really the grates in the bridge across the Anacostia and the miles in direct sunlight with nothing around that got to me. Somehow, despite the conditions, I still managed to PR by 44 minutes and finished in 4:30:33!!!
Melissa who also ran Rock ‘n’ Roll DC:
This was my first marathon and I finished in 4:46:38–my goal was to come in under 5. I attached a picture of me while I was still enjoying myself As tough as the marathon was at the end I’m already thinking about when I’m going to run my next one! I’d love to finish closer to 4:30 next time.
Kathryn just ran her first half marathon – the Shamrock Anthem Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, VA:
With the help of some Swedish Fish, shamrock-green arm warmers, and maybe a little bit of training, I managed to make my goal of sub-2:00 with a finish time of 1:59:05!
(send me a pic of yours and I’ll post it)
This is a pic from the Disney family 5k I did in February followed by the princess half the following day. Loved running in my SR shirt.
This is my sister and I at last weekend’s Dallas Rock and Roll Half Marathon. My sister, Amber, is on the left (showing the back of your shirt). She lives in the gorgeous mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. She completed her training with snow and ice at 8900 feet above sea level. This was her first half marathon and my second. She rocked it! We’re planning on running the Denver Rock and Roll in September.
Crappy Reader Race Pics
Lisa at last month’s Mercedes Half Marathon in Birmingham, AL:
The guy in the photo with me was really friendly the whole race, and we sprinted to the finish together. Somehow his friendliness came across as cat scratch fever in the photo, and I completely missed my mouth at the last water stop. This is a keeper!
I look like a dying t-rex. What is happening there?! I wasn’t even racing. I was pacing my husband to his PR, so I assume I was just talking, but man…it cracks me up!
And Ashley looking more normal and less T-Rex:
Good luck to Jennifer who is running her first marathon, the Frisco Marathon on April 29th. Go girl!
Sisters Janice and Jennifer