Friday Five: Race Memories


This is the running happy face you hope to achieve at all races, right?

Well, today, I’m linking up with the DC Trifecta to run down memory lane with my 5 favorite race memories. Thanks for hosting Cynthia, Mar and Courtney!  

1.)  My first half marathon was so tough, yet so rewarding.   After having Cora, I fell back into my running groove thanks to my friend Caitlin.  After running a 10k together, we decided we could tackle a half… and the rest is history!

Strip at Night1

Strip at Night2

RNR Las Vegas 2011 – 02:24:32 – Read More Here!

2.)  Thanks to Nuun Hydration, Hood to Coast was my first relay.  Talk about an incredible running experience and an awesome way to connect with powerhouse women runners and bloggers.

Hood to Coast

Hood to Coast 2013 – Nuun Hydration’s Team Lemonade – Read more here!

3.)  Achieving my goal of running a 1:50 half marathon is another race that really stands out for me.  This happened last fall, likely as a result of my marathon training.   I  was so happy to unexpectedly achieve this goal at the Gulf Beach Half Marathon with the help of my friend Crissy.

Gulf Beach 2

Gulf BeachGulf Beach Half Marathon – 1:50:18 – Read more here!

4.)  Marine Corps Marathon was the first time I conquered 26.2 miles and the feeling of crossing that finishline was absolute fulfilment.


Marine Corps Marathon – 4:26:49 – Read more here!

5.)  Tackling Ragnar SoCal with Team Tough Chik involved some really tough legs and lots of mileage.  Honestly, I was never so happy to be finished with a race {The first picture in this post is from my last leg… I think it says it all!}.  What an experience and a great group of women!  Plus, we had so much fun we are tackling Ragnar Napa Valley in a few short months!


Ragnar1 Ragnar SoCal 2014 – You can’t read more here because I am a slacker and still need to write a recap – DOH!

There you have it! Now,  you tell me…what are some of your favorite race memories to date?!




  1. love this!! love reading about your running memories 🙂 so glad to have connected with you, where else, at a run! 🙂
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  2. MCM is my favorite marathon!

  3. Leslie @ TriathleteTreats says:

    Great memories!!! I love that they are all different!!! All 4 of my Ironman finishes were great memories! Our Nuun HTC weekend was epic. When I finally PR'd the half marathon distance after having a 4 year hiatus on that record.

  4. loved learning about some of your earlier races before i started reading your blog! great post, lisa!
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