In order to keep my focus away from my current ailment which is Bursitis in my right hip, I decided to highlight my favorite favorite races to date. Keeping my eye on the prize of running the London Marathon in April with a healthy body, my coach has me busy with lots of cross training and strength work. Here is my list:
1. BAA 5k and Boston Marathon This is a two-fer because it was two races during a race weekend. Obviously the Boston Marathon would be at the top of my list, but the BAA 5k two days before the big dance was an absolute blast with Christine and Adam. Of course running the Boston Marathon was a dream that was realized and running with my sister made it that much more special.
2. NYC Marathon This race exceeded my expectations in every possible way. While I ran this marathon solo, the experience of running through the five boroughs of NYC with such massive crowd support felt like you were running with hundreds of friends. Everyone had told me that I would fall in love with this race, but I was skeptical since NYC was not a fond memory. All that changed and I definitely hope to run this race again but next time with a posse of running buddies.
3. Runaway Bride 5k Obviously this was nothing but a fun run, but it is one of my favorite running memories even though I coasted along on a beach cruiser and took photos! When Christine married Adam last June, her day started with a surprise run with some of her running friends and my sister. I organized a 5k route and despite the oppressive heat, everyone seemed to have a blast laughing, talking, and enjoying the run.
|Bride with her posse!|
4. RunDisney Princess Half Marathon 2012 After nearly a full year away from running, Christine signed up to run this race three weeks prior to race day. After a very difficult race the year before, this would be the redemption race. It turned out to be such a fun and special day and having my best running buddy smiling and so happy at the finish line meant everything.
|So happy to have my running buddy back!|
What is your most memorable race?