2016 Year Goals

At the beginning of the year, I set my race goals as six Half Marathons; twelve 5Ks, one a sub-30; the Peachtree Road Race 10K; the Peachtree City 15K; and one or two other distance races.  Naturally, my goals have morphed and modified a bit. First, the Peachtree City 15K was cancelled due to icy road conditions (we’re a bit wimpy here in the South). I added the 15-mile trail race and the  completely ambitious 50K trail race.  I still hope to pick up all twelve 5Ks for the year. At this point, I need to add three more in to my calendar. I’m not worried about that; there’s a dozen 5Ks every weekend somewhere near by!  About that 50K, well that one is about finishing it in one piece and in the allotted time.

Completed Races

  • #runtheatl (Atlanta, GA, Jul 10)
  • Peachtree Road Race 10K (Atlanta, Jul 4)
  • Hotlanta Half (Atlanta; Jun 12; 5 of 6)
  • Quarry Crusher 7.4 Miles (Norcross, GA; May 21)
  • Turtle Crawl 5K (Jekyll Island, GA; May 15; 5 of 12) new PR & 1st AG
  • Harbins Trail Half (Dacula, GA, May 9; 4 of 6)
  • Run for the Bridge 5K (Monroe, GA; Apr 23; 4 of 12) new PR & 1st AG
  • Run the Reagan Half Marathon (Snellville; Apr 16; 3 of 6)
  • Atlanta Women’s 5K (Atlanta; March 26; 3 of 12) – new PR
  • Georgia Publix Half Marathon (Atlanta; March 20; 2 of 6) – new PRimage
  • Cubihatcha Challenge 15-Miler Trail (Locust Grove, GA; March 12) – first trail race
  • Hearts & Soles 5K (Atlanta; Feb 6; 2 of 12)
  • Red Nose Half (Columbus, GA; Jan 9; 1 of 6) – Half Fanatic Qualifier – a goal I set after I recovered from my first Half.
  • Flamingo 5K (NSB, FL;  Jan. 1; 1 of 12) –  new PR and met my first race goal: a sub 30 5K

Planned Races

  • Rise Up & Run 5K (Atlanta; Sept 10)
  • Atlanta Halloween Half (Atlanta; Oct 30)
  • Esprit de She 5K (Atlanta; Nov. 3; 7th of 12)
  • Gulf Coast Half Marathon (Biloxi, MS; 6 of 6 & 9th of 12) – Double Down Half & 5K

2015 Completed Races

I spent most of 2015 injured – torn hip flexor that caused three collapsed discs  – which prevented me from running. I did not race for three months, then walked the first several races, then slowly fought my way back to running.

  • Run for the Rescues 5K (Suwanee) – walked, still recovering
  • Jailhouse 5K (Hampton) – walked, still not cleared to run
  • Miles for Smiles 10K (Lawrenceville)
  • Jog Days of Summer 5K (Atlanta)
  • Atlanta’s Finest 5K (Atlanta)
  • Cocoa Beach I Dream of Jeannie Half Marathon (Cocoa Beach, Fl) – first half marathon
  • Esprit de She 5K (Atlanta)
  • Turkey Day 8K (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Walton Half Marathon (Monroe, GA)
  • Jingle Jog for Autism 5K (Loganville, GA)