Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Review of 2009 in Pictures!

I thought it would be fun to do a little recap of the races I did in 2009. It was definitely a fun mix!

1) Mermaid Run 10K: First race of the year! I love Mermaid events - a wonderful supportive all-women crowd plus you get a nice necklace and a pancake breakfast!

2) Big Sur Mud Run: Oh boy, what a crazy, hilarious race! I joined four other lovely ladies to be the "Dirty Divas" for a 5 mile trail race that included obstacles and mud pits. It was a fun experience but if I ever do this race again (and that's a big IF), I think I'm better off finding a team that doesn't include BQ qualifiers. :P

3) Cinderella Classic: My longest bike ride to date - a metric century (i.e. 65miles/100km). It was so much fun to ride in a massive bike ride with women all dressed up in costumes. Highly recommend this to any female road biker in the bay area, no matter what your skill level is!

4) Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon: Hometown race - cheered on by mom and dad :)

5) Muddy Buddy - San Jose: I guess Julianne and I were itching to get muddy again! This time we combined running AND mountain biking AND costumes! Team "Tutu Hot to Handle" got down and dirty. Again. :)

6) Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon: Friends, running, wine... need I say more?

7) Nike Women's Half Marathon: Still my all-time favorite half despite having the hardest course. This year was special because I ran with my cuz.

8) Dean Karnazes Silicon Valley Half Marathon: Nothing too special here but it was nice to run a local race even if the course was not too exciting for me.

9) Cleveland 5Mi Turkey Trot: Third time running this race. I love running races on days you know you're going to eat a lot. Makes the eating much more enjoyable!

10) California International Marathon: Well in case you missed the news, 2009 wasn't all about having fun and getting muddy (ha). That's right, I finally PR'd. In the MARATHON! Woot woot for hitting sub-5:00 :)

All in all, I had some very memorable races in 2009. And with the Goofy Challenge just around the corner, I know 2010 will be just as awesome!


teacherwoman said...

Looks like you had a wide variety of races! Awesome!

Alisa said...

Yay for an awesome 2009. You had a great year. I really wish I could come down for the cinderella ride this year looks so fun.

Can't wait to hear about Disney!!!

Lara said...

WOW you were busy! And happy, I might add. I love that you did so many races with friends. I'm going to do more of that this year, I think it's really important to bring camraderie into the mix. Cheers to 2010!

Oz Runner said...

nice look back on '09...congrats on a great the muddy pics

Chic Runner said...

YAY I love all these pictures, you are so cute! :) Nice job on all the races, even CIM, the death march! :)

Southbaygirl said...

great pics! it's always so fun to look back on a year in pictures!

D10 said...

Fun pictures!! Looks like you had a blst running this year.

Jamie said...

Love the pics! Looks like an awesome year of races/running!

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