I started with literally running from one street light to another. Maybe 100 yards at a time? Who knows, it felt like forever. My first 5k was a HOT July 4th run in around 90 degrees. My friend Jim, lovingly captured me perfectly at this time (about .1 left of the race). I thought I would die!
|My first Race! 5k, July 4, 2010. It was NOT pretty!|
|McHenry River Run. My sister in law, Dawn, and Tracy.|
The two ladies who inspired me to start running!
|McHenry River Run. Wasn't even an official race.|
It was only 3 miles.
|10k run. I came in dead last at this race! This one almost killed me!|
My first BIG race! The Chicago Hot Chocolate 15k! I trained hard for this one. I made it 7 miles before I walked for the first time. Dawn was amazing. She was my personal trainer at the gym and she choose to run with me! What an amazing experience!
|Hot Chocolate 15k, 2010. Dawn was my first trainer. I would have|
never finished without her.
|The result from my first 15K, I sprained the bottom of my|
foot and couldn't walk on it for a week! Ended up in the
Acute Care for it!
|We were the cutest girls out there!|
Warrior Dash Florida, January 2011
|This is what I do on a girl's weekend in Florida!|
5k Warrior Dash, Florida with my sister in law, Dawn!
|The Ugly shirt race! St. Patrick's Day|
|Our running crew! Wisconsin Half|
|My first 13.1 miles! Wisconsin Half Marathon|
I finish and ran the whole thing!
|My running buddies, Jenna and Alana at the 8k Splish Splash!|
|8k Splish Splash! Ran this one with my friend, Jenna!|
|Story of my running career, all my friends are finished and|
waiting for me! 5k for a school benefit.
|Danskin Dualthon. I was a spectator here, but included it|
anyway! Something I have no interest in doing!
|Second Anniversary of my first race!|
July 4, 2011
|Rally for Autism! Did this 5k two years in a row. |
|This is Beth, before she became a speed demon and left|
me in the dust!
|5k Warrior Dash Wisconsin! Let's get Muddy!|
|My friend's daughter, Aubrey. She stayed with me on this|
one for 7 miles, then I told her to go on!
|This is my second 15K Hot Chocolate. I really thought|
I was going to die here!
|2nd Half Marathon, May 2012. Why do we always seem to|
run in cold, wet conditions. Oh yeah, we live in the midwest!
|Wisconsin Half Marathon, May 2012. The 2nd time was|
awesome and we took 15 minutes off our time!
|Women's Half Marathon, June 2012. It was so hot! They|
gave this one a red flag during the race. Needless to say
no PR and LOTS of walking. But we were cute!
|No caption needed! Women's Half, June 2012|