Races

Many people have asked me if I have been running my whole life. After I stop laughing I say, “uh, no”. I then let them know that I was that kid in gym class that “forgot my stuff” so I couldn’t change into the hideous uniform or worse the swimsuit! As a little girl I always was a big sweater and I was very self-conscious of that fact! I didn’t think it was very lady-like to sweat so I avoided anything that got me sweaty. Well, that and I was not very coordinated.

Cut to now…I started running in May 2009 after losing about 20 pounds. I began walking, but soon got bored so decided to try running instead in my clunky New Balance cross trainers. After that first 1/4 mile I decided I wanted to see if I could run a mile. That led to my first 5K and so on. It just goes to show that anyone can do this. You just have to set your mind on your goal, get a good training program and go!!!

I’ve included my race history here. And yeah, I still sweat…A LOT!

2019

The Flying Pig Half Marathon

Race for the Parks 10K

2018
Frostbite Prediction Run
Cleveland Marathon 10K
Muddy Paws 2 Mile Trail Race
Turkey Trot
Jingle Bell Run
Great New Year’s Eve Race

2017
Frostbite Prediction Run
St. Malachi Church 5 Miler
Cleveland Rite Aid 10K
National Interstate 8K (Akron Series)
Race to the Taste 5K
First Energy Akron 1/2 Marathon
Turkey Trot
Frosty Five Miler
Great New Year’s Eve Race

2016
Dirty Snowflake Trail Race
Frostbite 5K Prediction Run
Shamrock 5K (and 15K)
Cleveland Rite Aid 1/2
Buckeye Half Marathon
Turkey Trot
Jingle Bell Run
Frosty 5 Miler
Great New Year’s Eve Race

2015
Dirty Snowflake Trail Race
Frostbite 5K Prediction Run
Flirt with Dirt 10K
Cleveland Rite Aid 1/2
Rubber City Race Series: Akron Marathon 1/2
Buckeye 1/2 Marathon and Relay
Jingle Bell Run
Great New Year’s Eve Race

2014
Cleveland Rite Aid 1/2: Laps for Laura
Towpath Half 2014
Hot Chocolate 15K Columbus
Turkey Trot
Jingle Bell Run
Great New Year’s Eve Race

2013
Cleveland Rite Aid 10K
Turkey Trot
Columbus 1/2
Jingle Bell Run
Great New Year’s Eve Race

2012
Pittsburgh 1/2: Day 1 (Follow my training with entries in the “Pacing for Pittsburgh” category)
Pittsburgh 1/2: Day 2
The Color Run
Turkey Trot
Jingle Bell Run
Great New Year’s Eve Race

2011
Cleveland Half Marathon – My First! (Follow my training with entries in the “Training Tracker” category)
Firecracker Run: The Sequel
Akron Marathon 2011 (Follow my training with entries in the “Me and My Kicks on Route to 26” category)
Great New Year’s Eve Race

2010
Run for the Orphans
Weight Watchers “Walk-It” Challenge
Firecracker Run
Joseph C. Monastra Race Refuse to Lose 5K
Triathlon Girls Tri Too
Footprints for Fatima 2010
Project Homeless Run/Walk “On Water” 5K
Great New Year’s Eve Race

2009
Footprints for Fatima 2009