Running For Good

For over 25 years, I wasn’t a runner.  Not even close.

Birth-2012: Sweating is gross. Running hurts my ladies. I get huffy/puffy up a single flight of stairs. Did I mention sweating is gross?

May 2012: Finished a master’s degree & started my own social media consulting business (read: lots of sit-down computer time.) Met a guy that said his main hobby was running. Laughed in his face while I sipped my beer.

June 2012: Walk into a running shop just to browse with aforementioned guy. Spot an adorable coral & Tiffany blue running ensemble. Spend $170 on a running bra, socks & outfit. Still laugh about running but try anyway in order to justify impulse buy & open Pandora’s box of my shoe addiction.

 

July 2012: Get over sweating “ick-factor” fall for idea of running for charity…

Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2013 Race Recap 2peg

…Signed up for the runDisney Tinkerbell Half Marathon to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. And the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single neon sneakered step.

 

Upcoming 2014 Races:

Princess Half Marathon, Orlando, Florida – February 2014

Nike Women’s Half, D.C. – April 2014

Espirit De She Triathlon, Naperville, Illinois – June 2014

Esprit De She 10k, Chicago, Illinois-  July 2014

My 2013 Races:

Sandy Hook Memorial Fundraiser Virtual Run- January 2013

Tinker Bell Half Marathon in Disneyland, California – January 2013  

Mermaid 10k in Mission Bay, California – February 2013

Dirty Girl Mud Run in San Diego, California – February 2013

Coronado Valentine’s 1ok in San Diego, California – February 2013

Princess Half Marathon in Disney World, Florida – February 2013

Finish Chelsea’s Run in San Diego, California – March 2013

Hooleys to Hooleys St Patrick’s Day Half Marathon in San Diego, California – March 2013

Hot Chocolate 5k in San Diego, California – March 2013

Nike Women’s Half Marathon in Washington, D.C. – April 2013

Race To Wrigley 5k  in Chicago, IL – May 2013

Cinco De Miler in Chicago, IL – May 2013

Chicago Spring Half Marathon in Chicago, IL – May 2013

Allstate 13.1 Half Marathon in Chicago, IL – June 2013

Chicago Women’s Half Marathon in Chicago, IL – June 2013

Rock N Roll Chicago Half Marathon in Chicago, Illinois – July 2013

Zooma Women’s Half Marathon in Chicago, Illinois – August 2013

Iron Girl Triathlon in Pleasant Prairie, Wisonsin – August 2013

Disneyland Half Marathon in Disneyland, California – August 2013

Pretty Muddy in Chicago, Illinois – September 2013

Women’s Running Series Half Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee – September 2013

Chicago Half Marathon in Chicago, Illinois – September 2013

TriRock Lake Geneva Triathlon in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – September 2013

Cleveland Rock N Roll Half Marathon in Cleveland, Ohio –  October 2013

St. Louis Rock N Roll Half Marathon in St. Louis, Missouri – October 2013

Carerra De Los Muertos in Chicago, Illinois – November 2013

Route 66 Marathon  Half Marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma – November 2013 

 

 

Retro Run Iron Girl 10k

 

 

2012 Races:

Dare To Wear Pink 5k in North San Diego County, California – September 2012 (race recap)

Surf City Beach Derby 10k in Huntington Beach, California – October 2012 (race recap)

Los Angeles Rock N Roll Mini Marathon in Los Angeles, California – October 2012 (race recap)

Iron Girl 10k in Del Mar, California – November 2012 (race recap)

Oside Turkey Trot in Oceanside, California – November 2012 (race recap)

Santa Hustle 5k in Chicago, Illinois – December 2012 (race recap)

Holiday 5k in Southern California- December 2012

The Retro Run in San Diego, California – December 2012

12-12-12 Celebration 12 Miler Virtual Run – December 2012

 

Fun Runner

 

Since July 2012 I’ve logged…