In 2018, I completed my 4th year of running a race every month. My total races reached 76. In 2019, although I do want to keep my tradition going, I will be trying to keep my racing to a minimum, as I will be doing some bigger “vacation races” and have more specific goals that I want to work on. I do hope to keep the tradition going!
Unfortunately the streak did have to come to an end. I had my first “DNS” at Chill at the Mills in January 2019, ending my “run a race every month” streak. And I’m totally okay with it. I ran a race every other month in 2019!!!) I also ended up getting a PR in every distance I ran except the 8k. It was an awesome year for running!
/2019 – Chill at the Mills 5k (Rochester)My first ever DNS – the weather was crappy and wasn’t worth the risk!!
2/2/2019 – 10th Annual Winterlaufe 8k (Frankenmuth)56:00, 11:17/mile
3/16-3/17/2019 – Yeungling Shamrock Marathon Dolphin Challenge (Virginia Beach, VA)8k 53:25, 10:45/mile, half marathon 2:29:24, 11:24/mile
4/14/2019 – April Kade 8k (Saginaw)52:45, 10:36/mile 4/28/2019 – Owens Corning Half Marathon (Toledo, OH)2:28:09, 11:18/mile
- No official time but I ran with My Team Triumph at the Run Like an Animal 5k
6/1/2019 – Greater Midland Dow RunWalk 10k (Midland)1:03:18, 10:12/mile 6/22/2019 – Grandma’s Marathon (Duluth, MN)I ended up transferring my bib to one of my friends
7/4/2019 – Volkslaufe 10k (Frankenmuth)1:08:01, 10:57/mile 7/27/2019 – Running to Honor 5k (Taylor)29:12, 9:24/mile *short course – kept running and got 29:30 on my watch for 3.11 miles*
Lake Lansing Marathon Relay (Lansing)5th leg 5.25 miles, 1:04:13.7 – total team time 4:40:11 Crim 10 Miler (Flint)1:49:50, 10:59/mile
Run for Your Heart Half Marathon (Saginaw)2:27:12, 11:15/mile
Bruckelaufe 5k (Frankenmuth)32:15, 10:22/mile Detroit Free Press International Half Marathon (Detroit)2:46:34, 12:43/mile
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon (Indianapolis, IN)5:26:04, 12:27/mile Lansing Turkey Trot31:01.6, 9:59/mile
Dashing Through the Snow & Fire 5k (Lansing)33:27.7, 10:46/mile, 3rd place age group Resolution Run 8k (Flint)DNS