Races

I started running back in my teens with my dad. He was a big runner and was running what felt like every day. Back then I really did not understand it. I would run with him 2 miles to the local middle school and then when we got there he would run around the track. He would ask if I wanted to join him. My response was, No! We just ran here and still have to run home LOL. I did not get it.

Fast forward to my junior year in college. I finally got to live on campus and had gained the ‘Freshman 10’. I started running to help offset eating college food and really started to enjoy my runs. When I got home that summer I ran almost every day and I could feel myself getting stronger. I only ran 3 miles max. I continued running every day that I could for another year. Once I graduated and moved back home, I started working in corporate America. I met someone in my office who was into running like me. He asked me if I wanted to run this 10 mile race with him. That seemed like a long way to go I thought. Well if I’m being honest I initially thought that sounded impossible! However I was intrigued so I said yes, and signed up for the Broad Street Run in 2001. I went to the track and ran a little more each day/week until I got up to 8 miles. Basically the run of thumb when training is you want to at least be able to run 75% of the race distance in order to be able to finish. After two months of training, I was ready to go! I completed the race in one hour 30 minutes and 26 seconds and loved EVERY SINGLE STEP! I was hooked. I wanted more. Well, more of that. The word marathon did not come into my life until 2003. I ran the Broad Street Run again in 2002 and 2003, getting faster with my times coming in at 1:22:09 and then 1:17:12. In early 2003 that same colleague brought another idea to my attention. He asked me if I wanted to join this program called Train to End Stroke. It was a program where you raised $5,000 for the American Stroke Association and then you would fly to Hawaii with the team and run the Kona Marathon. I’m happy to say that I raised the money and ran my first marathon in Hawaii! It was MAGICAL! It was here that my love for long distance running really began.

Here is a running list of races I’ve run in my life (I may have forgotten a race or two from many years past so if I find that info I’ll add):

  • Broad Street Run (10 miles) 2001: 1:30:26
  • Broad Street Run (10 miles) 2002: 1:22:09
  • Broad Street Run (10 miles) 2003: 1:17:12
  • Kona Marathon (26.2 miles) 2003: 4:10:02
  • Philadelphia Marathon (26.2 miles) 2003: 3:41:43
  • Broad Street Run (10 miles) 2004: 3:39:43
  • Philadelphia Marathon (26.2 miles) 2004: 3:39:43 *BQ
  • Broad Street Run (10 miles) 2005: 2:04:08
  • Boston Marathon (26.2 miles) 2005: 3:43:05
  • Philadelphia Marathon (26.2 miles) 2005: 3:44:52
  • Broad Street Run (10 miles) 2006: 1:20:19
  • Ocean Drive Marathon (26.2 miles) 2006:3:49:07
  • Philadelphia Distance Run (13.1 miles) 2006: 1:47:49
  • Philadelphia Marathon (26.2 miles) 2006: 3:37:53 *BQ
  • Honolulu Marathon (26.2 miles) 2006: 3:57:54
  • Ocean Drive Marathon (26.2 miles) 2007: 3:46:39 *3rd place AG
  • Philadelphia Marathon (26.2 miles) 2007: 3:47:40
  • Ocean Drive (10 Miler) 2008: 1:20:46
  • Broad Street Run (10 miles) 2008: 1:15:04
  • Boston Marathon (26.2 miles) 2008: 3:41:50
  • Marine Corps Marathon (26.2 miles) 2008: 4:17:20
  • Philadelphia Marathon (26.2 miles) 2009: 4:09:46
  • Ocean Drive Marathon (26.2 miles) 2010: *DNF
  • Univest Capital 5k (3.1 mile) 2012: 23:44
  • Ocean Drive (10 miles) 2013: 1:53:01 *7 months pregnant
  • Ocean Drive (10 miles) 2014: 1:33:37
  • Philadelphia Marathon (26.2 miles) 2015: 4:59:32
  • Philadelphia Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 2016: 2:02:20
  • Philadelphia Love Run (13.1 miles) 2017: 1:46:30
  • 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 2017: 2:04:08
  • Philadelphia Marathon (26.2 miles) 2017: 3:51:48
  • Broad Street Run (10 miles) 2018: 1:17:54
  • 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 2018: 1:51:23 * 2nd place MASTERS Female
  • Lehigh Valley Via Marathon (26.2 miles) 2018: 3:50:59
  • Oktoberfest Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 2018: 1:52:01 *1st Place MASTERS Female
  • Philadelphia Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 2018: 1:52:10
  • Philadelphia Love Run (13.1 miles) 2019: 1:44:32
  • NJ Marathon (26.2 miles) 2019: 3:42:37
  • Broad Street Run (10 miles) 2019: 1:21:28
  • 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 2019: 1:45:24 *1st Place MASTERS Female
  • Queen of Prussia 10k (6.2 miles) 2019: 47:26 *3rd place MASTERS
  • Atlantic City Marathon (26.2 miles) 2019: 4:03:57
  • Philadelphia Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 2019: 1:58:46
  • Philadelphia Marathon (26.2 miles) 2019: 4:21:10
  • Disney Enchanted 10k (6.2 miles) 2020: 49:57
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 2020: 1:51:26

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