My blogging buddy Megan over at Running Toward the Prize did a post on all the races she did in 2012. I thought it was a really cool idea, so I decided to "admire and acquire" it. I didn't do 12 in 2012 (close with 10!), but I definitely did some fun ones:
Inaugural Tinkerbell Half Marathon - January 29, 2012
The Tink Half was awesome for many reasons. It was my first race of 2012 and my first race in California/Disneyland. It also helped me achieve the Coast to Coast Challenge in 2012! The best part? I ended up making my goal of a sub-3:00 half marathon!
Princess Half Marathon - February 26, 2012
This was my third Princess Half Marathon. While I didn't meet my goal of breaking 2:30, I beat my 2011 race time by 40 minutes and my Tink Half time by 10 minutes! I was a PR-breaking machine at the beginning of the year. I also completed the Coast to Coast Challenge with this race.
Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K - March 3, 2012
This was my first race that involved mud and obstacles....and zombies! I'm not going to lie it was killer. I've probably never had a more challenging race due to weather - cold rain and mud. It was an absolute blast though, and I'd love to do another obstacle race soon!
The Color Run - April 7, 2012
The Color Run wasn't timed, but it was still fun because I got to run it with friends I've never run with before! It was a great time even though I looked like an Easter egg the next day...but at least it was Easter Day!
Dirty Girl Mud Run - April 29, 2012
This was my second obstacle course run, but it was a lot easier than the Zombie 5K. I ran it with some lovely FitFluential ladies I met via Twitter. I actually won free
$75 race registration through a Twitter Chat as well. Oh, the benefits of social media!
Stache Dash 5K - May 5, 2012
The Stache Dash was great because I got a 5K PR I had been working on for a while and I did it with a huge group of friends. I enjoy planning fitness outings with my friends. They must be getting lazy in Atlanta these days without me around ;o)
Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure 5K - September 9, 2012
This was a bucket list item! I have always wanted to do a 5K through Central Park, and this was the perfect race to do. The city was still quite and sleeping on this Sunday morning. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. I loved every minute of it. It was also my first solo race ever!
Runner's World 5K - October 20, 2012
I got a crazy PR of 26:33 during this hilly Pennsylvania 5K!
Runner's World 10K - October 20, 2012
Surprisingly, this was my first ever 10K. Since it was my first, I like to still count this race as a PR too - 58:41! I also ran it only 30 minutes after the Runner's World 5K where I also PRed. Go me!
Runner's World Half Marathon - October 21, 2012
My best race to date would have to be the Runner's World Half Marathon. I ran it solo and without music, but I still ended up with a crazy PR of 2:13!? This race gave me a lot of confidence in my running abilities. I can't wait to set new goals and see what I can do in 2013. Sub-2:00 half marathon maybe?
I'll be posting a list of 2013 fitness activities/races that I plan on doing. Until then, please leave me suggestions because I love hearing about new races. Happy 2013! I hope your year is off to a wonderful start.
Stay fit and fabulous,