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2017 - My Year In Bling

2017 was quite a year in racing for me.  There were a few firsts - my first marathon and my first trail race.  I ended up running several races in a variety of distances.  I finished up 2017 with two 5ks, a 10k, a 21k, two 25ks, seven half marathons, and two marathons. Read on as I recap my 2017 - my year in bling!

2017 - My Year In Bling


I ran the Chevron Houston Marathon, it was my first marathon.  Not only did I run the marathon, but the day prior I ran the ABB 5k and scored the Houston Double medal too.

2017 - My Year In Bling


In February I took a little drive down to Galveston and ran the Galveston Half Marathon.  I even managed to come in 2nd in my age group!

2017 - My Year In Bling

I also ran the Jail Break Run on a whim... the weather was beautiful, the hubs was out of town... what's a girl to do!

2017 - My Year In Bling


March found me in Seabrook at the Seabrook Lucky Trail Half Marathon. Technically my first trail race.

2017 - My Year In Bling


My sister started calling me crazy in April when I did back-to-back races on 1 weekend.  I ran the 25k at Brazos Bend 50 on a Saturday.

2017 - My Year In Bling

Then on Sunday I ran the Vintage Park Half Marathon!

2017 - My Year In Bling


In May I traveled "back home" to Kansas for a fun week with my family.  I managed to get a couple of races while I was there as well!  We treked to Bucyrus for Running With The Cows.  I ran the half and my nieces and nephew ran the 5k.

2017 - My Year In Bling

The following weekend we all supported a classmate of my nieces and ran the TBI Awareness 5k!

2017 - My Year In Bling


I ran the Xterra Magnolia Hill 21k in July... and it really had me questioning my running capabilities!  It was the hardest race I have ever ran, but I did finish. There were no finishers medals at this race, but I can assure you that I will never forget this race. I think I came away from that race with some extra mental tenacity.

2017 - My Year In Bling


In August I ran the Lake Houston 10k. I don't have any bling for that either, but I was super pleased with my finish time!

2017 - My Year In Bling


As a birthday gift to myself I signed up for the inaugural Mission Tejas Trail Run.  I ran the 25k and had a blast!!

2017 - My Year In Bling


I ran my 2nd marathon in October - the Chicago Marathon!  It was an incredibly fun time!

2017 - My Year In Bling

Of course I didn't stop there!  At the end of the month I ran the Houston Half. I think this medal is the largest one I have ever seen.

2017 - My Year In Bling


I ran the Santa Hustle Half Marathon in December. This was another last minute decision ... the hubs was out of town and the weather was gorgeous. (Sensing a theme there?)

2017 - My Year In Bling

That recaps my 2017 - My Year In Bling!  I've learned a lot throughout the year, including that I can do hard things... and even have fun doing them.

I'm linking up with MCM Mama Runs, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and My no-guilt life for Tuesdays on the Run




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