2017 was quite a year in racing for me. There were a few firsts – my first marathon and my first trail race. I ended up running several races in a variety of distances. I finished up 2017 with two 5ks, a 10k, a 21k, two 25ks, seven half marathons, and two marathons. Read on as I recap my 2017 – my year in bling!
2017 – My Year In Bling
I ran the Chevron Houston Marathon, it was my first marathon. Not only did I run the marathon, but the day prior I ran the ABB 5k and scored the Houston Double medal too.
In February I took a little drive down to Galveston and ran the Galveston Half Marathon. I even managed to come in 2nd in my age group!
I also ran the Jail Break Run on a whim… the weather was beautiful, the hubs was out of town… what’s a girl to do!
March found me in Seabrook at the Seabrook Lucky Trail Half Marathon. Technically my first trail race.
My sister started calling me crazy in April when I did back-to-back races on 1 weekend. I ran the 25k at Brazos Bend 50 on a Saturday.
Then on Sunday I ran the Vintage Park Half Marathon!
In May I traveled “back home” to Kansas for a fun week with my family. I managed to get a couple of races while I was there as well! We treked to Bucyrus for Running With The Cows. I ran the half and my nieces and nephew ran the 5k.
The following weekend we all supported a classmate of my nieces and ran the TBI Awareness 5k!
I ran the Xterra Magnolia Hill 21k in July… and it really had me questioning my running capabilities! It was the hardest race I have ever ran, but I did finish. There were no finishers medals at this race, but I can assure you that I will never forget this race. I think I came away from that race with some extra mental tenacity.
In August I ran the Lake Houston 10k. I don’t have any bling for that either, but I was super pleased with my finish time!
As a birthday gift to myself I signed up for the inaugural Mission Tejas Trail Run. I ran the 25k and had a blast!!
I ran my 2nd marathon in October – the Chicago Marathon! It was an incredibly fun time!
Of course I didn’t stop there! At the end of the month I ran the Houston Half. I think this medal is the largest one I have ever seen.
I ran the Santa Hustle Half Marathon in December. This was another last minute decision … the hubs was out of town and the weather was gorgeous. (Sensing a theme there?)
That recaps my 2017 – My Year In Bling! I’ve learned a lot throughout the year, including that I can do hard things… and even have fun doing them.