Its always fun to sit in our office and look up at our medal display, which we put together last fall. As I look at our medal display, I think back on many wonderful memories of incredible achievements at past races. My medals remind of the races that I earned them at, as well as a variety of different memories and feelings associated with each of them. Some of my favorite races and medals include:
I ran this race at 5.5 weeks pregnant. Despite having PRed the day before at the Jaguar 5k, I also PRed while running on the runway. Its incredible that I was able to accomplish as much in one weekend as I did while so early in my pregnancy.
This race was so much fun for so many reasons. Not only was it a Christmas themed race, but I got to run through Busch Gardens Williamsburg and see the park decked out in Christmas decor. It was a great way to kick off our Christmas celebrations last year.
This race combined some of my favorite things: summer, the beach, and of course running. Although it was very hot and humid the morning of this race, the weather didn’t put a damper on my spirit as I pushed myself towards a then PR. And there was no greater way to celebrate than with my feet in the sand. I can’t wait to run this race again in just seven weeks!
This was a race that after getting into a major car accident less than two months prior to race day I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to run. Little did I know that perseverance and hard work would pay off, and that despite physical pain that I endured during the race I was still able to PR on race day. Shamrock, and the entire Dolphin Challenge, was an experience that I’ll never forget.
You didn’t think that I would leave my first half marathon off of my top five list, did you? Words cannot describe the emotions that I felt after I crossed the finish line of my first half marathon. I’m beyond thankful that Preston ran the race with me, as it made it that much more meaningful to cross the finish line holding his hand. I cannot wait to run another race at the place where I ran my first half marathon.
QOTD: What is your favorite race medal?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!