Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Happy Tuesday! Yesterday was a heck of a Monday.. i.e., I had 25,000 steps before NOON. Which meant no time for a post.

But, no worries. I'm back today with another edition of Tuesday's on the Run!

I was going to go with the topic for the week but since I marked something off my running bucket list on Saturday, I figured I'd do a race recap.

Spoiler Alert:

I won the entire race. ha.

I've won overall female several times but I've never actually won a 5k. There were maybe only 15 people who ran but I was still able to knock something off of my running bucket list, which was pretty fun.

It was a great morning for a 5k--the weather was beautiful, not too hot, and the course was awesome. It was in a part of my county I've never actually been before so the miles went by super quick.

The start of the race was a little hectic.. okay, a lot hectic actually. Course directions were a little iffy and out of the blue, we started. Like, no countdown, no warning... just.... GO! Luckily my watch had already connected to GPS (#runnerprobz) and I had my playlist ready to go. I definitely lost a few seconds in the beginning though. The first mile, I hung around 2 guys who had a pretty good clip going and then once we hit mile 2 and I finally figured out exactly where I was going, I picked it up and never saw them again. I never saw anyone again until about 4 minutes after I finished actually.

The next two miles were awesome. Mostly because of the scenery! Like I said, it was a part of the county I had never been before and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. And even better? NO HILLS! ha. That's always a good thing, right?

During the final mile, we ended up on one of the main roads and it was a little scary as cars were continuing to drive by but luckily, a few of my hubby's coworkers were working the roads to insure our safety so I wasn't super paranoid about getting run over.

I ended up finishing the 3.1 in a little over 22 minutes... 22:02 to be exact. I was a little bummed I didn't get under 22 but all things considered, I can't complain. It wasn't the most organized race but the course alone made up for that.

Saturday was the start of my summer racing schedule--I've got a race every Saturday from now until July 11th! Actually, I've got two planned for the 11th! I absolutely love spending my Saturday mornings towing the line of a race so I have a LOT to look forward to coming up.

What's your race schedule look like?

Have a great Tuesday!



  1. Congratulations on winning! That's so exciting. I sign up for a lot of races in the summer as well- not quite as many as you, but a few coming up. Good luck!

    1. thank you! this is my first big stretch of races this year.. I feel like I've barely done any! But definitely looking forward to the next couple of weeks! :)

  2. Congrats! That's so fun!! I don't have many races on my calendar at the moment, but am hoping to incorporate some smaller, local races into my long runs on the weekend. NYCM is my next race race November 1st!!

    1. thank you!! And so cool you're running the NYC Marathon!! I'm really hoping I enjoy my first full so I can maybe do one of the bigger marathons in the future!!

  3. That's awesome!!! I love a beautiful course, and even better one with no hills! :) Congrats!

    1. thank you! and yes.. no hills + pretty course = PERFECT! :)

  4. Wow! Congrats on being the overall winner. That's a great accomplishment!

  5. Congrats on winning that race!!! You rock!!