2017 was a good year! I ran 1 marathon, 9 half marathons, a 17.75k, a 10 miler, a 15k, 2 10ks, a 4 miler, a 5k, and two Ragnar Relays for a total of 19 races. Not counting Ragnar, that’s 17 races. Boom! Ran the year again (but not quite as crazy as the 13in13 and the 14in14 or my quest for Venus and then for Mercury). All in all, this was a great race year for me – mostly good races (even the bad ones had some good in them), 5 new states, and a couple of “fast for me” races.
I started and ended my year with Pacers. They were also one of my favorite race companies, with 6 races with them, including my fastest 10 miler in a long time.
I filled in the middle of the country with 5 races with Mainly Marathons: Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa.
My total half marathons for the year was 9, with two of them celebrating their 10th anniversary. It was fun to return to ZOOMA Annapolis for their 10th race since I ran my very first half marathon at their first race!
I also ran the 10th anniversary Ragnar DC. To add to the fun, I ran Ragnar Trail Richmond. The combination earned me the super cool Mud Slinger medal!
And any “bling” recap would be seriously lacking if I didn’t include my Marine Corps Marathon medal. This was my 4th MCM – 2018 will give me entry into the Runner’s Club and I can’t wait!
But the best bling of the year? The growler from the Growler Relay. It tops all the rest because I can put beer in it. And we all know how I feel about beer.
2018 is still very up in the air. I am a Rock’n’Roll Ambassador again, so I’ll be taking advantage of those races to hopefully knock out a new state. I also “accidentally” signed up for the Frederick Half again (I just love this race!) MCM is a must do and hopefully I’ll get to do the 17.75 race as my entry. And Rehoboth was so much fun that I’d love to do it again.
Maybe I should start actually putting things on a calendar LOL.
How was your race year? Did you get any good bling?
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16 thoughts on “2017 Bling – the year of 10”
You got some nice medals this year! And that growler is great!
I had a good year, too — I’m thinking of recapping it next week — but man, I’m tired just thinking about your races!
You had a prolific year! Love that Mud Slinger medal!
It’s always fun to follow you and see you run and run and run and…..
So much swag! Congratulations on all of your races and conquered states! The Ragnar medals are awesome, I would still really love to do a Ragnar Trail! And I love the growler!
You have ran a lot of races this year! How cool you received a Growler. That is very fitting for you. I am sure you will get great use out of that.
cute bling! I have noticed that my trail races have small medals, but often come with a pint glass.
Wow! That’s a holotta bling!
Congrats on a great year.
Excited to hear about what 2018 will bring.
That’s a lot of races, and bling. While I don’t drink beer, I think the growler is a great idea. It’s something different than the medal and t-shirt.
That’s a lot of bling! I ran 6 races this year. One race didn’t have medals and I didn’t get one at the Baltimore Marathon because I ran a relay leg and the finish area was INSANE and I couldn’t find the medals. (My leg didn’t end at the finish line, I was bused back to the city.) I was sooooo frustrated and I hate crowds, so I was like “Screw it!” and just went back to my hotel without a medal. It’s okay, I just hang them in the back of my closet anyway!
Oh, MCM is at the top of my bucket list! I wish I lived closer so it wasn’t such an expense to even get there LOL You still need to come back to Iowa for Dam to Dam…June 2…
You racked up a lot of bling this year and set some great new pr’s. Here’s to happy running in 2018
WOW! You raced so often! What do you do with all your medals?
Wow! Those are some impressive stats lady! And that growler ‘bling’ …now that’s pretty dang cool!
You had an awesome year. It’s amazing how the races just seem to magically add up!
Now that’s quite the bling collection! Congrats on a great year!