Friday, May 12, 2017

Honoring our Heroes half marathon-Rolla, MO-November 19, 2017

Another double race weekend, but this time I tried the Half marathon first. I actually liked running a half marathon and then a full.  This race was on the way to the Oklahoma race.  Russell, Amy and I all stayed at a hotel near the race.
The course was very hilly.  It seemed like when one hill ended the next one started.  The last mile had pictures of soldiers with their names, rank, where they served and death date.  It was a very humbling mile.  After the race we were still able to get breakfast at our hotel because they served it until 12 noon. Then we traveled the 4 hours to Oklahoma to get to the running expo for the Route 66 marathon the next day.  Results are here


On the bus on the way to the race.

We ran around this beautiful hidden lake.

Alpacas photobombing our pictures.

Beautiful finishing medal.

Amy after she finished the race, next to a giant cart.

Return of the Turkey Trot-Marion, IA- Saturday, November 12, 2016

A beautiful day to run. It was cold, but perfect. I love this race because it's a mostly flat course with a free pancake breakfast after the race.
Amy and I with the turkey mascot.

Running shoes

My time.

My friend Tyler.  He had my favorite number. 

Screaming Pumpkin - Peoria, IL - Saturday, October 29, 2016

I love this race in Peoria. It's so worth the drive. It's a Halloween race at night running through a graveyard. So fun. Lots of pictures below:
Before the race started.  Russell, Chris and Me.
Chris in her costumer that actually won her first place.  She was Wander Woman.  Her sign said, "If found wandering in a dark cemetary give her a push.  She thinks she's a runner."

Race bib

Garmin results

Awesome finishing medal

Actual results

Chris placed third in her age group and received an amazing plaque, a cement tombstone!

The back of her award.

The end of the race with our medals!

Strides for Rides 5K- Iowa City, IA- Saturday morning October 29, 2016

A local 5K that I decided to do totally last minute. It was a beautiful day to run, just a little warmer than I like. Ended up placing 1st in my age group.

Before the race.  Me, Amy and Russell

Shirt, Bib and medal.

Des Moines Half Marathon - Des Moines, Iowa - October 16, 2016

This was my first double race weekend. A full on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday. Crazy I know. In my defense, I was scheduled for the half first and was only going to do that one. But then I saw that awesome medal for the full marathon in Baltimore on the same weekend and thought, "I could do both races" So I did.    I took pictures at almost every mile and just had fun.  It actually was extremely enjoyable to not worry about time.

Before picture with Russell
Around mile 3

Gorgeous scene


Funny sign

The bacon station that totally disappointed me.  No bacon left.  But I was running slow.

Cool garage door.

Right here.
Met up with Russell just after mile 12

My photographer friend Clark

Clark's wife Barb.  She used to be one of my Pampered Chef consultants.

Russell and I finished together.