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Friday Five: Favorite Race Memories

Happy Friday! I missed last week’s link-up, but I’m making sure to get this one in. This week’s exciting topic is Favorite Race Memories. Since 2012, I’ve been all about the races, doing as many as I can. While I’ve not done nearly as many as others, I have done alot and have many great memories!

Make sure you check out the fabulous ladies who put on the Friday Five – Mar at Mar on the Run, Courtney over at Eat Pray Run DC, and Cynthia at You Signed Up For What? and join in as well!

I’m not sure how I’ll narrow it down to just 5 memories, but here goes….


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1. Rock ‘N Roll Half Marathon St Pete – February 2012

This one will always be my favorite simply because it was my very first half marathon and the one that pretty much started it all. I went into it as a one and done, but the minute I crossed the finish line, I knew I had to do another (and that turned into to completing 10 so far!).






2. Best Damn Race Safety Harbor 5K – February 2013

This was the inaugural Best Damn Race event and it is high on my list of favorites because it was on my birthday! What a perfect way to start your birthday than with a race, not to mention have a shirt and medal with your name on it.


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3. Sarasota Half Marathon – March 2013 

This was my 4th half marathon and the one where I broke 3 hours. I signed up for this one on a whim, because of the cool dolphin medal, and decided to just  have fun with it. It turned into determination to finish under 3 hours and I did, finishing in 02:48.






4.  Santa’s Twilight 5K – December 2013

This was a fun nighttime run on Honeymoon Island and we dressed up in red shirts and cute Santa hats. The finish line for this race is probably my favorite ever. All finish lines should be lit up in Christmas lights. Also, it’s my fastest 5K race, coming in at 30:56.






5. Best Damn Race Orlando Half Marathon – March 2014

I have to throw this one in because it’s my half marathon PR. It was half marathon #9, my second to last one and I finished in 02:16. I loved the race course in downtown Orlando. I also earned a double medal for having done the half marathon in both Safety Harbor and Orlando. There can never be too much bling!


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I would also have to add in Gasparilla Distance Classic 2014, I completed the lime mini challenge, running the 15K on Saturday and the 8K on Sunday. 2 races, 2 days, 3 medals!





Share one of your favorite race memories with me!


  1. I haven’t heard of the Best Damn Races – what a fun medal!
    Coco recently posted…Favorite Race RecapsMy Profile

  2. I’ve never heard of “Best Damn Race” races. What a fun name! gotta look into that!
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Top 5 Race MemoriesMy Profile

  3. Love that BDR makes it on to your list twice. I think the only things I didn’t like about BDR was the fact that I didn’t share the PR successes that so many of you had. I will be back in 2015 with a vengeance to prove myself.
    Haley recently posted…Five Favorite Race MemoriesMy Profile

  4. One of my favorite memories was sarasota half in 2013 because it was my PR! I trained my butt off and was so happy to see a huge PR :)

    Congrats to you on all your races and yay spacecoast

  5. The Santa race looks like lots of fun. You’ve done a ton of races the past few years. Great memories! #FridayFive
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Friday Five-Favorite Race MemoriesMy Profile

  6. That Santa race sounds great. I haven’t ran a night time race yet, but I will in October and i’m kind of nervous about it!
    Meranda@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…5 Ways to Preserve Race Memories and A Peek Inside Our ScrapbookMy Profile

  7. The Best Damn Race Series always sounds so awesome.
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  8. there was a TV show awhile back called the “Best Damn Sports Show on Television” that race series always makes me think of that!
    Mar @ Mar on the Run recently posted…Friday Five: Favorite Race MemoriesMy Profile

  9. ahhh, awesome! fun to race on your birthday. and gasparilla is on my must do list :)
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