The Year of 40 Race Schedule

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The "Year of 40" Race Numbers 39 & 40: ERS Championship 5K Relay and Jingle Jog 5K

ERS (Endurance Race Services) Championship 5K Relay

Now this was a unique but fun way to run. We partnered up and each ran a 5K, but we split it into halves. So, partner 1 started and ran 1.55 miles to the handoff, then partner 2 ran 1.55 miles back to the start line to meet back up with partner 1. Then it was repeated a second time with partner 2 completing the run at the finish line. It was a great time and a great way to have a fun yet competitive environment.

The evening finished up with race number 40 which put the final touch on my "Year of 40". My entire family walked it with me which made it really special and the perfect way to close things out since they had been so supportive of my endeavor all year long. I was super proud of all of them, especially since it was the first 5K for two of the kids.

The "Year of 40" Race Number 38: Reindeer Run 8K

 Reindeer Run 8K

Only my second 8K ever (both this year) which is an odd distance but it was fun and I had a little friendly competition coming down the last quarter mile. I managed to pull ahead and even pass one other runner when I hit my dead sprint to the finish line the last hundred yards or so. I actually managed a 2nd place age group finish!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

The "Year of 40" Race Number 33: ERS Baker's Pride Donut Run 5K

What a fun and unique race for number 33 on the year!  I got to participate in something called the Donut Run 5K hosted by one of our local race organizations. The task?  Run 1.55 miles, eat your selected number of donuts (between 1 and 6), and then "run" the 1.55 miles back to the finish line. I chose 6 donuts but won't do that again!  It really was a good time and a great way to run but just have a lot of fun doing something different than your typical 5K.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The "Year of 40" Race Numbers 30-32: YMCA Heart of Savannah 5K / Carolina Spartan Sprint / Savannah Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Three more races in the books and continuing the march towards 40 races in 2016!

Set my 5K PR at the YMCA Heart of Savannah 5K with a 7:06/mile pace!


Got to do my first Spartan race with the Spartan Sprint distance in Winnsboro, SC.

Completed my second half marathon this year and managed to finish in just under 2 hours!