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Upcoming Races – 2014

February 21, 2014 – Disney Royal Family 5K – Walt Disney World

February 23, 2014 – Disney Princess half marathon – Walt Disney World

March 23, 2014 – Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon – Dallas, TX

April 27, 2014 – Oklahoma City Memorial half marathon – OKC, OK

May 10, 2014 – Color Me Rad 5K – OKC, OK

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Stars & Stripes Forever 5K race recap – July 4, 2013

On the morning of July 4, I raced in my very first 5K in Oklahoma City — Stars & Stripes Forever 5K. I wasn’t sure what to expect since this was my first race, so I did have a little anxiety on the way there and didn’t sleep much at all the night before.

My husband and kids came with me to cheer me on.

We arrived about 50 min before race time and I got my packet information quickly. I put my bib on, put my timing chip on my shoe and started drinking my pre-workout drink and before I knew it, it was time to head over to the starting line.

There were about 300 or so people registered for the race. The gun went off and I started running. I ran the first 3/4 mile without stopping and maintained a nice pace, then I began doing run/walk intervals.

Here is one of my race pictures.

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The course was nice and flat and luckily the weather was very nice that morning. According to Garmin, it was about 68 degrees at race time. There was a nice, cool breeze on the last half of the course.

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While I was racing, my husband was able to keep the kids entertained at a park right by the finish line.

I finished the race in 40:53, with a pace of 12:58. Garmin showed 3.15 miles.

I had a great time at my first 5K. I will definitely do this race again next year.

Race Calendar 2013

July 4, 2013 – Stars & Stripes Forever 5K – OKC, OK — COMPLETED

August 10, 2013 – Dirty 30 mud race – Tulsa, OK

September 22, 2013 – Hot Mamas Run 5K – Edmond, OK

October 5, 2013 – Happy Haunted 5K trail run  – Walt Disney World

October 5, 2013 – Tower of Terror 10 miler – Walt Disney World

October 19, 2013 – Dirty 30 Zombie edition mud race – Luther, OK

October 27 – Ghost Runners 5K – OKC, OK

November 28 – Turkey Trot 5K – OKC, OK

December 8, 2013 – MetroPCS Dallas half marathon – Dallas, TX

Stars & Stripes Forever 5K – July, 4, 2013

Last night I was looking around some race websites, and I came across a 5K on July 4 that I am going to run.

I have already found a cute red, white and blue running skirt that I ordered this morning. Costumes are suggested for this race, but I don’t want to do anything too crazy (or hot!!)

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Are you running a race over the 4th of July holiday?

Registered for my FIRST mud run!! August, 10, 2013

I always see friends posting on FB or Twitter about color runs, neon runs and mud runs. I decided I wanted to try out one of these “fun” runs and decided to register for a mud run.

So, last week I talked to my husband to make sure the timing would be ok with his schedule, and I registered for…

Dirty 30 Tulsa

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1 day race + 2 charities + 5K + 7 tons of mud + 15 obstacles = The Dirty 30

Now, let me tell you, I HATE being dirty, so this is quite a stretch for me in going out of my comfort zone, but I am excited to do it. Then again, this whole running journey is out of my comfort zone, so I am proud of myself for wanting to push through the uncomfortable.

I am excited to participate in what has been called “Oklahoma’s dirtiest obstacle course”.

This race will be on August 10th, so I have a bit of time to do a little more cross-training to get me ready for it.

So, have you ever participated in a mud race? If so, do you have any advice for this newbie?

Training for my first big race – October 5, 2013

As soon as I started this running journey back on March 1, I knew I needed to sign up for a race. I had been reading all sorts of posts about Run Disney events and this seemed like the perfect place to run my first race. So, I signed up for…

TOWER OF TERROR 10 MILER (and the 5K too!)

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This race takes place in the evening on October 5, 2013. I am so excited to do this race. Everything about it looks like so much fun. And of course this means COSTUMES!! I already have my 10 miler costume picked out, and I am still decided on my 5K costume. Once I get them all decided upon, I will be sure and post back here for you to see what I have chosen.

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