Race Me

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One of my very best friends, Anastasia, told me I should try running a half marathon about three years ago. I snorted and punched her and told her it would never happen. I told her I wouldn’t make it.

Carry me to the finish line, ya’ll!

And hey, look at me. I’ve completed a marathon and four half marathons. I’m borderline psychotic.

The races:

The Marine Corps Marathon (race recap here): 3:49

October 30, 2011

#1: OBX Half Marathon

November 2009

#2  Rock N Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

September 2010

#3: Shamrock Half Marathon: 1:42

March 2011

#4: Williamsburg Run for the Dream Half Marathon

May 2011

#5: Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon (take 2)

March 2012

One 14k:

#1: Virginia is for Lovers 14k


One 5k:

#1: Grand Strand Turkey Trot 5k (21:18)

first place in my age group!

Current PRs:
Marathon: 3:49
Half Marathon: 1:42
5k: 21:18

You may see my training progress on the Marathon Training Page.

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1 Lindsey @ Happy or Hungry July 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm

You are a SPEED. DEMON.

That is a lot of half marathons! Whatever, I still think I’m bad with my 5k :D

Maybe you could stop posting today so I can stop getting distracted and actually get some work done at work. Thanks.

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2 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm

hahaha. wait, that’s my job. ;)

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3 Nicole @ Of Cookies and Carrots July 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm

You crazy speedy girl you! :) so jealous of that 5k time, forreal.
also I’m confused because the first one says November 2011? Has it not yet happened or was it in the past or do you hav ea time machine, because if so I definitely want to come with some day ;) hehe

<3
n

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4 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm

OOPS. that’s supposed to read november 2009. ;) thanks for noticing!

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5 Soo @ Little Miss Fitness September 24, 2011 at 12:23 am

Running is so addicting, isn’t it?!! Congrats on the upcoming marathon!! That’s so exciting. :) I’m running a rock and roll half in October…are they fun?

Can’t wait to read more! I’m loving your blog!

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6 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss September 24, 2011 at 4:57 am

I actually felt a little ripped off at the Rock ‘n’ Roll I did.. but who knows – maybe yours will be better! :)

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7 Kelly December 16, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I keep seeing ads in the latest RW magazine for the Shamrock Half Marathon. I’m totally jealous and would love to run that race! We have the Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago but it is a mere 8K. Maybe some day it will be a destination race? :)
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8 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss December 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm

OR come to vab and run it? ;)

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9 Chels R. December 19, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Loving your blog! Congrats on MCM…I was there too and loved it!! Looking fwd to reading more!!

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10 Soo [Little Miss Fitness] January 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I love this post! I just checked out the Williamsburg Half and I so want to sign up! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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11 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

GOOD LUCK.. rock those hills!

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12 Hollie@lolzthatswim March 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Are you running the half or full? (I assume the Shamrock yes???). I’m running the half, but I’m staying around for the dad to finish the full (plus-take advantage of all the free booze and such ;)).
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13 theo June 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm

your fast.

up for a new challenge?

try the mohican trail.

google mohican trail run. dont worry there is a short one. im shooting for a 50 next year i think

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14 Chelsea August 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm

So jealous of your times! Reading about your running inspired me to do a post on my running story too. Way to go!
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15 Denise September 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Love this site! Thanks for sharing all the running truths. :)

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