bling, event, half-marathon, medal, race, run, runners, running, Sarasota, Sarasota Half Marathon, Tampa Bay Bloggers

This weekend…. Sarasota Half Marathon!

It’s been a whirlwind of races the past month. Between Best Damn Race Safety Harbor, then Gasparilla Distance Classic, and then Best Damn Race Orlando, I’ve been a busy little runner. The past week and a half though, since Best Damn Race Orlando, I have not been running at all. My back has been telling me to take it easy, and I have been. But I am itching to run. And even more so, I am so excited to run the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay this Sunday!

Last year I ran the Sarasota Half Marathon on a whim, after seeing the amazing dolphin medal. Besides loving medals, I love dolphins and when I saw the medal that was up for grabs, I knew I had to make it mine. I knew the race had a BIG bridge but I didn’t care. I was training for Iron Girl and figured if anything, it would be a great training run.

What it turned out to be, was the first half marathon I finished under 3 hours. I was a sweating, crying mess when I cross the finish line in 2:48:12, so darn proud of myself. It will always be a favorite running memory of mine.


sarasota half 2013



I knew I had to do it again this year. It’s a beautiful course and there is another great medal with a bridge and dolphins. How could I pass this up?




I also know many runners who will be running this. That’s another thing that makes these events so fun…. Seeing your running / blogging friends who enjoy the events as much as you do!

This will be half marathon #9 for me. I’ve PR’d the last three that I’ve run. I am going to run this one for fun and enjoy the course and see what happens….


Will I see you out there? Let me know if you’re running!


  1. YAY! I’ll be there! I love this race: the medal and the course! I’ll try and find you for a photo! Good luck!!!
    Run DMT recently posted…Music Monday: BurnMy Profile

  2. Have fun!!! I’m sure you will do great!! Can’t wait to read the recap later!
    Hildy recently posted…Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Recap (part 1)My Profile

  3. I’ll be there too! I like when I plan to run a race for “fun” and enjoy it instead of trying to PR. This is a beautiful course for sightseeing as we run!
    Chrissy recently posted…Gasparilla 15K RecapMy Profile

  4. I’m so excited for this! As always, I’ve been watching the weather. I know you probably have too. They’re predicting thunderstorms, but I’m praying for a clear morning for us… then the rain can come later.

    We definitely have to get all the TBB together for a picture.
    Haley recently posted…First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & RelayMy Profile

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked*

CommentLuv badge