I ran my first mile in the fall of 2010, but didn’t run regularly until that next spring. I did a few 5Ks in the spring of 2011 and I was hopelessly hooked. When I included “Run” as an item on my Life List back in 2010, I didn’t even challenge myself to a specific distance. Just RUN. I had no idea what running would become for me — my latest and greatest challenge.
Once I was brave enough to try longer distances I really found my stride. You can still find me at a 5K now and then, but distance running is where my heart is. I’ve even been getting my feet wet – quite literally – in the world of triathlon in the summer months when I’m too chicken to run in the Arkansas heat!
I’m a true middle-of-the-pack runner, but I’m getting a little stronger and a little faster all the time. And – as my husband says – I’m lappin’ everybody on the couch!
5K – 27:00 (8:41/mile pace) @Tailwaggers 5K. Siloam Springs AR. September 2011.
10K – 1:01:15 (9:53/mile pace) @Run for a Child 10K. Rogers AR. September 2011.
Half Marathon – 2:15:48 (10:22/mile pace) @Fayetteville Half Marathon. Fayetteville AR. December 2011.
Marathon — 5:16:53 (12:06/mile pace) @The Cowtown Marathon. Fort Worth TX. February 2013.
2.24 – The Cowtown Marathon. Fort Worth TX
3.9 – Cow Paddy 5K. Fayetteville AR
4.6 – Bentonville Half Marathon. Bentonville AR
4.14 – Hogeye Half Marathon. Fayetteville AR
4.20 – Garmin Half Marathon in the Land of Oz. Olathe KS
5.18 – Warrior Dash. Inola OK
6.29 – Cancer Challenge 10K. Bentonville AR
8.11 – DeGray Lake Triathlon. Arkadelphia AR
9.28 – Run for Every Chris 10K. Fayetteville AR
11.17 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. San Antonio TX