2013 Races

Catalina Island Eco Marathon: Catalina Island, CA. November 9, 2013. Finished 10th Overall, 1st Female, 4:07. Didn’t get trampled by Buffalo, and didn’t fall down, did swim in the ocean post finish.

Channeling Meb at the finish line.

Channeling Meb at the finish line.

Carrera de Los Muertos: Chicago, IL. November 2, 2013. Still my favorite 5k of the year. This was my third year, and my best finish placement so far! 4th female, 24th overall, and first in my age. Got to bring home my third skull award. Next year my goal is to break 19 here! 19:07

Julian's first 5k! (he's done 3 8ks) I think he's finally hooked on running with the BRC!

Julian’s first 5k! (he’s done 3 8ks) I think he’s finally hooked on running with the BRC!

Age-group awards

Age-group awards

Halloween Hustle: Palatine, IL, October

Mt. Greenwood 5k: Mt. Greenwood, IL, October

The Chicago Marathon: Chicago, IL. October 13, 2013: My legs were feeling tired and heavy at mile 3, which pretty much set the physical tone for the whole race. Experience-wise this was a great race, however, I managed to PR with the help of an amazing teammate, and I ran the first 16 miles with a new friend/teammate. Re-cap here.

mile 23 whiney fina;

Bucktown 5k: Chicago, IL. September 15, 2013.

No Frills Minocqua Marathon: Minocqua, WI. September 1, 2013. Mini Re-cap here (Daily Mile), Teaser here, and full re-cap here. 7th place overall, First overall female, PR – 3:15:22

A little knee pain can't touch me running high.

A little knee pain can’t touch my running high.

Zooma Half Marathon: Chicago, IL. August 10, 2013

El Chupacabra De San Antonio: San Antonio, Tx. July 26, 2013

First ever booty-short wearing race. Not coincidentally, also my first after-dark and in the woods race.

First ever booty-short wearing race. Not coincidentally, also my first after-dark and in the woods race.

Burgers and Beer 5k: Chicago, IL. July 15, 2013 … ah, crap, now I’m going to be chasing this time all year.

burgers and beer results

I (and others) was skeptical that this course was short. (hard to tell how short with “garmin interference” happening at the turnaround) But, based on the apparently effort level in this photo…perhaps I did PR:

B&B mile 2

Waterfall Glenn Xtreme 10: Darien, IL. July 13, 2013. Finish: 1:09:37, 3rd OA-Female.

There was a SNAFU with the Men's results (some fella's got lost) so I picked up my gargantuan 3rd place trophy a couple weeks post-race.

There was a SNAFU with the Men’s results (some fella’s got lost) so I picked up my gargantuan 3rd place trophy a couple weeks post-race.

Read about my “chase an NPR personality” racing style here.

Xtreme 10 solo

Bastille Day 5/8k (5k): Chicago, IL. July 11, 2013. Finish: 19:51. First in AG, 4th(?) overall.

Aaaaand, the over-stride has returned. Dang.

Aaaaand, the over-stride has returned. Dang.

Mt. Washington Road Race: New Hampshire!!! June 15, 2013. Read my epic-length recap here. This race was absolutely nothing short of a miracle.

valley view

Ragnar Relay: Madison to Chicago. June 7-8, 2013. Recap located here, new running friends were made, and a blast was had (in between bouts of serious mood swings and some very poorly executed running).

sandie yogging

Chicagoland Spring Half Marathon: Schaumburg, IL.  May 19, 2013. Another race that I’d planned to nail, before Boston 2013 and before I injured my innards (iliac psoas region).

It's like a run-buddies engagement photo!

It’s like a run-buddies engagement photo!

I was too grumpy for a recap, but the took 3rd overall and my girl V took first in the AG for the marathon, and Shelly (right) bagged her 3rd half for the year! Also, the medals were pretty cool.

Unique, right? They look like King Arthur himself helped design them.

Unique, right? They look like King Arthur himself helped design them.

Komen 5k: Chicago, IL. May 12, 2013 (Mother’s Day). Finish 19:56. 1st place OA. Brief little recap here.

Erin AB LA

First Midwest Half Marathon: Palos Heights, IL. May 5, 2013. Finish: 1:31:47. Heart-felt recap here. not the PR I’d been planning when I registered for this race long before Boston 2013. Still a nice run, and a good first race after Boston, emotional, but good.

I tried to make it all instragram-hipstery. Like? I think the ribbons are pretty excellent.

The Boston Marathon: Boston, MA. April, 15, 2013. No recap but related post here and here and here. PR finish 3:17:27.

boston strong

Fast Cat 5k/10k/2x5k (10k): Plainfield, IL. March 30, 2013. Read about the solid finish (that’s a joke) here. 41:something

Little humans at the Fast Cat.

Little humans at the Fast Cat.

March O’Madness Half Marathon: Cary, IL. March 17, 2013. Recap. A hilly PR, and it felt fantastic! 1:30:51.

Top 10 Finishers!

Top 10 Finishers!

F^3 Lake Half Marathon: Chicago, IL. January 26, 2013. New PR by 1 min 7 secs. = 1:34:57. Read a brief race report here.

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