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30 Races in 2013 - Race #4

Sunday, February 03, 2013

As some of you may know, I set a goal for myself to run at least 30 races in 2013. As of yesterday, I've already completed 4 races: two 5K's, one 10K and yesterday was the Winterlaufe 8K in beautiful Frankenmuth, MI. I wish there were more 8K events in my area because it's my favorite race distance. It's was 16 degrees and snowy...perfect weather for Winter Warriors!

I am so happy that I joined the running group in my area. Here are some of us before the race.

The course was quite hilly, which is much different from what I am used to. Much of the course was snow covered too. I had run this race twice before (both times were pre-broken ankle) and my goal was to beat my previous time. Even though I had to walk a couple of times, I not only beat my previous time, but I PR'd all the 8K's I've ever run! Here I am crossing the finish line. My official finish time was 48:13.

I have now proven to myself that I can become even stronger after injury. I can conquer the world!

Of course, I can't finish a blog without posting a picture of my little love bug. He's 8 months old now and getting into everything! He lights up life!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IMSMILEY88 6/25/2013 10:40PM

    Wow! 30?!? How's it going? I hope you are doing TERRIFIC!

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WALKINGMAMMA 2/3/2013 9:01PM

    emoticon 30 races sounds like sooooo much fun!!! emoticon

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PICKIE98 2/3/2013 8:14PM

    Love your pics, especially of Jackson!! HE is adorable.. getting so big!!!

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PASTAFARIAN 2/3/2013 1:57PM

    It's great to hear people like the 8K distance. It's a tricky distance to know how to pace correctly. Love the pics of you and your running buds in the snow! But the last pic is the best!

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DAPHNE_RUNS 2/3/2013 1:21PM

    Wow, that is awesome. Congrats on your PR. It is amazing what goals you can set out to accomplish with a plan....and your running group will get you there.

Awwwww, thanks for sharing a photo of the little one. What a cuuuuutie!

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SUSIQZER 2/3/2013 9:03AM

    WOW, that's a lot of races! Great work on getting through 5 already!! WOW!!!

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