Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

WOW! Its 2014 already.

It's been a minute.

I have catch up posts to do. New Year's Double post coming. It was a really good race. Heavy Med(t)al! :D

I should do a 2013 recap. And a 2014 to do/goal post.

I think I did pretty good with blogging in 2013. Compared to previous years. lol.

Hope to continue in 2014!

Thank God for seeing us into a new year. Here's to another fresh start.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Race Recap: Rungirl 13.1 Half Marathon - 12/8/2013



My 8th half marathon and my 3rd half marathon in 2013!


The Details
Distance: Half Marathon (13.1miles) & 2-person Relay
Location: Alexander Deussen Park.  12303 Sonnier St. Houston, 77044.
Cost: Before July 2: $75, Jul 2 - Nov 5: $80, Nov 6 - Dec 7: $45
Start Tim: 8:00 a.m.
Course: "The 13.1 mile run will run through Deussen Park and Eisenhower Park.  It will be a loop course with one big loop of Eisenhower park and a second shorter loop through Eisenhower park."


Thursday Packet Pickup. Bike Barn on Weslayan.

RunGirl 13.1 Swag. Pretty!

More Swag.
The back of the singlet.



Great Parking Spot! Right at the Start! :D

Before the race!


At the Start Line. Ready to Go! Boy it was COLD!!!


Half Marathon# 8. CHECK!






Monday, November 25, 2013

Race Recap: La Porte By the Bay Half Marathon (Texas Bridge Series) - 11/17/13

Race #3 of the Texas Bridge Series. 3 of 3! POW! :D

The Details
Distance: Half Marathon (13.1miles)
Location: La Porte, TX - about 30 minutes drive from my "hood"
Cost: $65. With periodic increases up to $100 on race day.
I registered early and paid $65
Course: Out & Back over the Fred Hartman Bridge


Pre-Race

Packet pick-up was at Fleet Feet on Woodway. In and out. RAS is super organized!



Proof that I look "decent" when I am not running! :D Hehe

Long sleeve tech shirt, Hat, Hoodie bag :D


Race Day










The Run/Course







Marina View of the Bridge. The pic does it no justice.


Around Mile 3 (?) we ran by the medals. What a tease!!

BOOM BANG DONE! Phew!!

The BLING!! POWW!!! Worked for this one! 3 races. HAPPY!!
Finish Stats:

104Inije,Lorraine2782:59:302:57:3213:331021509

104
Inije,Lorraine
278
2:59:30
2:57:32
13:33
1021
509



The Post Race Party


















I got home and realized my La Porte Medal was missing the spinner. It must have fallen off with all that clanging against the ginormous Series Medal. I emailed RAS the same day after the race and got a reply back from "Robby" within minutes asking if my address was on XXXXX street. I replied yes. Lo and behold I got another medal in the mail within a few days. RAS just keeps getting better and better. This year was my first time doing any of their races and I am utterly impressed and pleased!! I had always thought their races were too far away, but in all honesty they are worth every mile!! And now I know La Porte was not far. Pretty much same travelling I'd do to a downtown race.


My Bling & Replacement Bling! RAS Rocks!! I should donate one to the charity who gives them to sick kids!

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