139 RACES...A LOOK BACK AT THE LAST 3 YEARS

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

~Ayn Rand

My first race...this is where it all started.

The quote above is an appropriate way to start this blog. Before my racing days I was stopping myself from getting out into the world. I was not going out of my bubble often. That was then, this is now... It's been one hell of of ride and yet I feel like I just started. :-)

5 facts about blingwhore...

  1. I was not runner before this madness started.
  2. It still feels weird to call myself a runner.
  3. I doubted my ability to run a half marathon when the idea was first presented to me in the beginning of 2012.
  4. I don't fully understand this addiction - all I know is it's taking me places.
  5. My other addiction starts with an "l" and ends with "lemon"

 

09/02/12-08/30/15

These are the 139 races:

Full Marathons = 11

  1.     03/09/14 LA Marathon, Los Angeles, CA
  2.     07/27/14 The San Francisco Marathon, San Francisco, CA
  3.     09/20/14 Beat the Blerch Marathon, Carnation, WA
  4.     10/12/14 Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL
  5.     01/11/15 Walt Disney World Marathon, Orlando, FL
  6.     02/01/15 Surf City Marathon, Huntington Beach, CA
  7.     02/15/15 Fort Lauderdale Marathon, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  8.     03/01/15 Little Rock Marathon, Little Rock, AR
  9.     03/15/15 LA Marathon, Los Angeles, CA
  10.     05/03/15 The OC Marathon, Costa Mesa, CA
  11.     07/26/15 The San Francisco Marathon, San Francisco, CA

Half Marathons = 100

  1.     09/02/12 Disneyland Half, Anaheim, CA
  2.     10/28/12 RnR Los Angeles Half, Los Angeles, CA
  3.     11/10/12 Santa Barbara International Half, Santa Barbara, CA
  4.     12/02/12 RnR Las Vegas Half, Las Vegas, NV
  5.     12/09/12 Holiday Half, Pomona, CA
  6.     01/05/13 New Year's Race Half, Los Angeles, CA
  7.     01/20/13 RnR Arizona Half, Phoenix, AZ
  8.     01/27/13 Rose Bowl Half, Pasadena, CA
  9.     02/10/13 San Dieguito Half, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  10.     02/17/13 RnR Pasadena Half, Pasadena, CA
  11.     02/24/13 Seaside Half, Ventura, CA
  12.     03/10/13 San Diego Half, San Diego, CA
  13.     03/16/13 RnR USA Half, Washington, DC
  14.     03/23/13 Into the Wild Half, Orange, CA
  15.     04/06/13 Hollywood Half, Hollywood, CA
  16.     04/21/13 A Run Through Redlands Half, Redlands, CA
  17.     04/28/13 Ojai Half, Ojai, CA
  18.     05/05/13 Safari Park Half, Escondido, CA
  19.     05/19/13 RnR Portland Half, Portland, OR
  20.     05/31/13 Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half, Laguna Hills, CA
  21.     06/02/13 RnR San Diego Half, San Diego, CA
  22.     06/22/13 RnR Seattle Half, Seattle, WA
  23.     06/30/13 Pasadena Half, Pasadena, CA
  24.     07/07/13 Costume Party Run Half, San Diego, CA
  25.     07/14/13 Shoreline Half, Ventura, CA
  26.     07/21/13 RnR Chicago Half, Chicago, IL
  27.     08/04/13 The Giant Race Half, San Francisco, CA
  28.     08/10/13 SeaWheeze Half, Vancouver, Canada
  29.     08/18/13 America's Finest City Half, San Diego, CA
  30.     09/01/13 Disneyland Half, Anaheim, CA
  31.     09/08/13 Ventura Beach Party Half, Ventura, CA
  32.     09/15/13 RnR Philadelphia Half, Philadelphia, PA
  33.     10/13/13 City to the Sea Half, San Luis Obispo, CA
  34.     10/20/13 Temecula Half, Temecula, CA
  35.     10/27/13 RnR Los Angeles Half, Los Angeles, CA
  36.     11/09/13 Santa Barbara International Half, Santa Barbara, CA
  37.     11/17/13 RnR Las Vegas Half, Las Vegas, NV
  38.     11/24/13 Berkeley Half, Berkeley, CA
  39.     12/08/13 Santa to the Sea Half, Oxnard, CA
  40.     12/15/13 Holiday Half, Pomona, CA
  41.     12/29/13 San Diego Holiday Half, San Diego, CA
  42.     01/04/14 New Year's Race Half, Los Angeles, CA
  43.     01/11/14 Citrus Heritage Run Half, Riverside, CA
  44.     01/19/14 Tinker Bell Half, Anaheim, CA
  45.     02/02/14 Surf City Half, Huntington Beach, CA
  46.     02/09/14 Palm Springs Half, Palm Springs, CA
  47.     03/16/14 Sarasota Half, Sarasota, FL
  48.     03/22/14 Great Race of Agoura Hills Half, Agoura Hills, CA
  49.     04/05/14 Hollywood Half, Hollywood, CA
  50.     04/06/14 RnR San Francisco Half, San Francisco, CA
  51.     04/12/14 Avocado Half, Fallbrook, CA
  52.     04/13/14 Peace Love Run Half, San Diego, CA
  53.     04/19/14 Mustang Half, Las Vegas, NV
  54.     04/27/14 La Jolla Half, La Jolla, CA
  55.     05/04/14 Safari Park Half, Escondido, CA
  56.     05/25/14 Mountains 2 Beach Half, Ojai/Ventura, CA
  57.     05/26/14 Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half, Laguna Hills, CA
  58.     06/01/14 RnR San Diego Half, San Diego, CA
  59.     06/07/14 Fontana Days Half, Fontana, CA
  60.     06/22/14 Mammoth Half, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  61.     07/13/14 Costume Party Run Half, San Diego, CA
  62.     08/10/14 Arroyo Creek Half, Simi Valley, CA
  63.     08/23/14 SeaWheeze Half, Vancouver, Canada
  64.     08/31/14 Disneyland Half, Anaheim, CA
  65.     09/07/14 The Giant Race Half, San Francisco, CA
  66.     10/19/14 Spooktacular Half, Pomona, CA
  67.     10/26/14 RnR Los Angeles Half, Los Angeles, CA
  68.     11/09/14 Mission Inn Half, Riverside, CA
  69.     11/16/14 Avengers Half, Anaheim, CA
  70.     11/16/14 RnR Las Vegas Half, Las Vegas, NV
  71.     12/21/14 Holly Jolly Half, Camarillo, CA
  72.     12/26/14 Operation Jack Half, Los Angeles, CA
  73.     12/28/14 San Diego Holiday Half, San Diego, CA
  74.     01/03/15 New Year’s Race, Los Angeles, CA
  75.     01/10/15 Disney World Half, Orlando, FL
  76.     01/18/15 Star Wars Half, Anaheim, CA
  77.     01/25/15 West Hills Half, West Hills, CA
  78.     02/08/15 Palm Springs Half, Palm Springs, CA
  79.     02/22/15 Seaside Half, Ventura, CA
  80.     03/08/15 San Diego Half, San Diego, CA
  81.     03/29/15 RnR San Francisco Half, San Francisco, CA
  82.     04/11/15 Hollywood Half, Hollywood, CA
  83.     04/19/15 The Sunset Strip Half, West Hollywood, CA
  84.     04/26/15 Ojai Half, Ojai, CA
  85.     05/10/15 Tinker Bell Half, Anaheim, CA
  86.     05/17/15 RnR Portland Half, Portland, OR
  87.     05/23/15 Avocado Half, Fallbrook, CA
  88.     05/24/15 Mountains 2 Beach Half, Ojai/Ventura, CA
  89.     05/25/15 Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half, Laguna Hills, CA
  90.     05/31/15 RnR San Diego Half, San Diego, CA
  91.     06/06/15 Fontana Days Half, Fontana, CA
  92.     06/13/15 RnR Seattle Half, Seattle, WA
  93.     06/21/15 Mammoth Half, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  94.     07/04/15 Flat Half, Portland, OR
  95.     07/12/15 Shoreline Half, Ventura, CA
  96.     07/19/15 RnR Chicago Half, Chicago, IL
  97.     08/09/15 Arroyo Creek Half, Simi Valley, CA
  98.     08/15/15 SeaWheeze Half, Vancouver, Canada
  99.     08/23/15 The Giant Race Half, San Francisco, CA
  100.     08/30/15 ET Full Moon Half, Rachel, NV

10K = 9

  1.      06/08/13 Ontario Mills 10K, Ontario, CA
  2.     11/28/13 Turkey Trot L.A. 10K, Los Angeles, CA
  3.     03/02/14 The Coaster Run 10K, Buena Park, CA
  4.     08/30/14 Disneyland 10K, Anaheim, CA
  5.     11/02/14 Dino Dash 10K, Tustin, CA
  6.     11/27/14 Turkey Trot L.A. 10K, Los Angeles, CA
  7.     01/09/15 Disney World 10K, Orlando, FL
  8.     01/17/15 Star Wars 10K, Anaheim, CA
  9.     05/09/15 Tinker Bell 10K, Anaheim, CA 

5K = 15

  1.     08/24/13 Awesome 80's Run 5K, Pasadena, CA
  2.     12/14/13 Holiday 5K, Pomona, CA
  3.     03/08/14 LA Big 5K, Los Angeles, CA
  4.     08/03/14 OC Fair Fun 5K, Costa Mesa, CA
  5.     08/16/14 Pasadena 5K, Pasadena, CA
  6.     08/17/14 Awesome 80's Run 5K, Pasadena, CA
  7.     08/29/14 Disneyland 5K, Anaheim, CA
  8.     11/08/14 Hard Rock 5K, Hollywood, CA
  9.     11/15/14 Avengers 5K, Anaheim, CA
  10.     11/23/14 Mustache Dache 5K, Studio City, CA
  11.     12/13/14 Holiday 5K, Pomona, CA
  12.     01/08/15 Disney World 5K, Orlando, FL
  13.     01/16/15 Star Wars 5K, Anaheim, CA
  14.     03/14/15 LA Big 5K, Los Angeles, CA
  15.     05/08/15 Tinker Bell 5K, Anaheim, CA

Other = 4

  1.     01/26/14 Spartan Sprint, Temecula, CA
  2.     05/18/14 Bay to Breakers 12K, San Francisco, CA
  3.     10/05/14 Bridge to Bridge 12K, San Francisco, CA
  4.     03/22/15 Hot Chocolate 15K, San Diego, CA

For the 4th consecutive year I will run the Disneyland Half Marathon this weekend...onward to more races, crazy weekends and miles...