Monday, June 27, 2011

Caught Up!

Alright folks, with this post, I have caught up on every e-mail in my Run For the Bling of It inbox.  So... if you don't see your race recap, or haven't seen it in a previous post, please don't forget to e-mail it in!!! 

Let's get down to the awesome runners and the races they conquered...

Jill ran the Parke County Half Marathon in torturous humidity!
Traci ran the Best Dam Run 10K in May and the Sunrise 8k In June.
Christy D got in a Mother’s Day 5k just before having emergency surgery for a kidney stone.  Get well Christy!!!
Stephanie ran the Komen 5k.
Christy C ran the Firefly 5k night race and the Dad’s Fest 5k!
Carly ran her first trail race (and met Dean Karnazes – JEALOUS!!!).
Lauren ran the Soldier Field 10 Miler!
Fancy Nancy completed three 5ks!!!  (HERE and HERE)
I (Lesley) ran the San Diego RnR Marathon and also recapped a race from April (oops!).
Melie was also in San Diego running the half!
Melissa completed her first half Ironman!  Wow.  Congrats!
Darlene completed a Women’s Run and her 12th race – a 5k in the rain!
Susan ran a 5k with her 7-year-old son.
Caroline ran a 10k!  (recap and photos)
Jess did her first race 8 weeks after an injury.
Nora ran a 20-mile Race a half marathon, and her FIRST marathon!  Congrats Nora!
Stefano ran the Run for the Acorp!
Jill ran her 10th race and 11th race – one more to complete the challenge!!!
Christina ran a hot local 5k!
Nora also did a 5k (oops, missed this one in the list above… Nora has been busy)!!!
Sunny ran the Bay to Breakers 12k and Fremont 5k.
Laurie ran a 50k!!!  (Part 1 and Part 2)
Sara ran a June marathon and has a belated report from a March half marathon!
Kim ran the Ragnar relay as her 11th race.  Super fun!
Richelle ran a 10k and placed in her age group.  Congrats!
Allison ran (and swam and biked) the Metroplex Sprint Tri!
Christy got a huge PR at her 7th race of the year.
Angelia and Julian posted four recaps – American Heroes, Mesquite Rodeo Ride, Kids Tri, and Try the Tri.
Savitre ran the 13.1 in Chicago (I heard about that heat… yuck!).
Linzi just ran her second half marathon and shaved 42 minutes off her time!  WOW!!!
Hannah pulled off a PR in a Virtual 5k!
Crystal also ran a virtual 5k!
Tiffany has already raced 10 races this year!

Shew!!!  Tons of racing going on!  So glad to be caught up with your reports.  Now go clickety click and support your fellow bloggy racers!  Congrats everyone on some awesome races and race reports.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Some More Crazy Race Recaps!

I'm still catching up!  I promise, I will get to all the race reports.  I'm through all the e-mails for May with these recaps, and I'll be getting on the June e-mails soon!  Keep sending them in when you complete them.  I'm just going through the e-mails one at a time from the bottom up.  I love getting through these e-mails and knowing I'm not the only crazy race-addict!!!  There are some really amazing recaps in here, so get out there, read them, and support your fellow racing bloggers!  (Yes, I like the exclamation point!) 

Let's get right to it...

Darlene ran a 3.5 mile corporate challenge.

TutuRunner completed her May race (Part 1, Part 2)

JoAnn accomplished a long-time goal of becoming a triathlete!!! 
Kim completed her 6th race by doing a duathlon with her hubby!

Tanya had a lot to report for May… three 5ks, two with age group awards! (Race 8 & 9, Race 10)
Jill completed her 10th race of the year.
Danielle rocked a PR and a 2nd place AG award!
Darlene had a great 5k race.
Lesley (me) ran a 3rd half marathon in 15 days.
Carly ran a Warrior Dash!!!  (Recap and the Photos)
Sarah ran her first half!!!  (In my hometown, I might add.  ;-)  )
Stefano ran the Race for the Cure.
Elizabeth ran Big Sur!!!  (Jealous… definitely on my bucket list of races!)
Andrea had a ton of May races to report!  (A half marathon, a tribute race, a 5k, another 5k, and a marathon relay.)
Richelle ran the Stillwater 10k!
Nancy ran a Virtual Marathon!
Kim completed her 4th race of the year with a team duathlon.

More reports coming soon!!!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Two in One Day!

See... I'm on a roll!!!  I'll get through this pile of e-mails slowly, but surely.  Again, give me a few more days to catch up, *then* if you haven't seen your link or think I missed a report, then e-mail me!!!

I just realized that this past Sunday, I ran my 12th race of the year, already!!!  Anyone else already up to 12?  I bet there are several out there with as many awesome race reports as there are.

Anyhow, on to business...

Allison finished her first 70.3 Half Ironman!  Wow!!!
Lesley ran the Centennial Half as part of an 18-miler
Jill completed race 9 of the year at Cape Cod Irish Village Races
Heather ran Disney’s Expedition Everest Challenge.
Richelle ran a touching Benefit 5k and a 1 Mile Race where she PR’d.
Megan completed a 5k at a Cajun Food Fest!  Yum.
Johann completed another Half Marathon.
Kim completed race 9 of the year with her second of 2 back-to-back half marathons!
Nora ran a 30k!!! 
Christine ran the Delaware Half Marathon.
Christina had a couple May races to report – Here and Here
Stephanie covered 4 races in this post!
Elizabeth ran the Cleveland Marathon.
Marcia conquered a 25k!
Melissa got 2nd in her AG at her 10 mile run and got an overall female win at this 5k!
Angelia and Julian were part of a triathlon relay! 
and Julian completed another kids’ triathlon.
Hannah got to participate in a costume race and scored a PR!
Laura completed the Tildon Tough Ten.
Linzi PR’d at the Race for the Cure 5k!

(Elizabeth's Cleveland Marathon Bling!)

More race reports coming soon!!!!!!!  Lot of catching up to do!  Congratulations on all the fantastic races... big and small.

Playing Catch Up!!!

Please forgive us... we have gotten way behind on posting your race reports. Sherry was attempting to pick up my slack while I tried to get through the remainder of the school year and marathon training, but then was surprised by the amazing news of her pregnancy... which, as all of us who have gone through it know, can be exhausting. So basically... we were busy/tired/crazy/pre-occupied etc and got behind. But it's summer, my marathon is over... and I am going to try to get us back on track with this blog. ;-)

With that said, there are a TON of race reports to post. I am going to do my best to post them in order that I received them via e-mail, and they won't all make it into one post. If after a week or so of playing catch up, you see I've missed a race report, just send me another e-mail with the link, and I'll try to get it posted for you!

Melie got in her 7th race of the year
Billie completed a really unique Survival Challenge
Ronda got in a Quarter Marathon
Julian & Connor (age 9 and 4) completed a Triathlon
     (these are my nephews, so go give them some shouts)
Angelia got it 48 biking miles on BikeMS
Darlene grabbed a 5k PR
Susan raced a Mother's Day 5k
Savitre travelled to Dallas for the Rock n Roll Half
Nora ran her first ever Trail Run
Kristen completed a 5k, Virtual 5k, and her Second Half Marathon
Richelle completed the Cool Kids Virtual Marathon
And blogger is being VERY temperamental, so that's all for right now. I'll try to catch up on more later. (It's not letting me link the other races I had in this post... oh well, we'll get it up soon!!!) Even though some of these reports are older, go visit some new blogs and show your support for all the racing going on!!!
And just in case you missed Sherry and I while we fell woefully behind on this blog... here we are on the beach in San Diego a few days ago (before Rock n Roll San Diego).