It's been 2 years!? Time does go by fast when you are having fun. It has indeed been a very exciting year. I went from 6 races in 2010 to 50 in 2011. Don't worry, I'll never do 50 again.
This second year of running has not been without hard times. I think I ran too much. Yes, it's possible. I was too stubborn and myopic to stop. I did learn though, so it wasn't in vain.
There is more to come as I travel and run races and meet more people. I love meeting Sparkers and other awesome people. I enjoy helping others reach goals. Seeing my family members start to run brings joy to my heart. I love this family and I will continue to inspire and motivate the masses! More adventures to come. You never know where I'll be next.
Here is a snapshot of some of the crazy things that happened this past year.
2011-12: Going the Distance pt. 2
- 43 races
- Finished the remainder of the Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series races (21)
- Ran my first ultra (Full mOOn 50k) - July 16
- Finished the 3-3-3 (3 races, 3 days, 3 states) - AR, MS, TN
- Became a member of Marathon Maniacs (#4893), Run it Fast (#116), & IRC
- Part of Team Marathon Bar and ICEdot Athletes
- Volunteered at more races than ever! Woohoo!
- Started writing articles for Arkansas Outside
- Joined Pace Per Mile as State Reporter
- Awarded Rookie of the Year
On to the photos! Woohoo!
Looking at this picture makes me hot! Sheesh! Mt. Magazine 15k (06/04/11)
Carmel Half Marathon (06/11/11)
About to kill myself at the the Go! Mile (06/18/11)
Yes, it was hot at the Malvern Brickfest 5k (06/25/11)
My buddy Jarrod and me after the Firecracker 5k (07/04/11)
I'm about to do whip my hair around after Tomato Festival 5k. Watch out! (07/09/11)
With Mark "Superman" Cato and his niece after Dam Night Run 5k (07/30/11)
Watermelon 5k (08/13/11)
A cool medal I snagged during my 3-3-3 fiasco (09/05/11)
You have to see the back, too!
BTWCOACH & FLBEACHBUM14 after Chick-fil-A 5k (09/06/11)
My first RnR race. I was in St. Louis and I met LOGOULD (10/23/11)
Pacing was fun. I'm doing it again this year at Soaring Wings Half Marathon (10/29/11)
World's Highest Hill 5-Miler in Oklahoma (11/12/11)
Dallas White Rock Marathon with JMERLAU (12/04/11)
Became Marathon Maniac #4893 after Mississippi Blues Marathon (01/07/12)
Ironman award for running all 21 Grand Prix races (02/04/12)
Marathon Maniac/Half Fanatic group pic at Little Rock Marathon (03/04/12)
Helping FLBEACHBUM14 finish his first half at Germantown Half Marathon (03/18/12)
Watching my step at Hoof It For Heifer 20k (04/14/12)
Finishing strong at Carmel Marathon (04/21/12)
Another pic from Carmel.
Kicking it with Gumby after RnR Country Music Half Marathon (04/28/12)
I got to meet Sparker JETERSGAL729 in Nashville at RnR CMM.
Helping a great guy in at Jesse is Awesome Half Marathon (05/13/12)
Me and the awesome ON2VICTORY2 at Green Bay Marathon (05/20/12)
Madison Half Marathon with NBMA (05/27/12)
Just a tad intense, eh?
I calmed down and met BRENDA_2012 at the Brat Fest while in Madison.
Run It Fast #116
Idiots Running Club...Some of this stuff I do is downright idiotic!