Friday, February 8, 2013

The low bib numbers, not elite

I have mentioned it before that for local races I tend to get small race numbers. I wish I would have saved them all now, but in hindsight I have no idea where I would have stored them.

The first year I ran my bib number was #7. This was my first race of 2011 and the real start of my running. I used this race as a milestone to get me to my first half marathon a few months later.  I look at this photo and laugh. I look like such a newbie, but at the same time I love it as it is a starting point.

One year later in 2012, I was feeling stronger, slimmer and had more confidence and obtained my current 5K PR. I was looking forward to the year ahead in racing and had big goals in place for 2012.  My bib number was low again at #5.
This was supposed to be my PR race for the year. That is not happening so I will have to move that out to 2014 goal. I have only ran once this week because I continue to experience some pain as my body adjust to growing a baby Wednesday. My goal on Saturday is to run as much as I can and have a great time. I received an email that my bib number is #4! Not shabby. I have a feeling that my photo is going to look hybrid of the photos above. This year I am going to rock more pink and less red. :)
Happy Friday!


  1. I'll see you tomorrow!! I'm bib 1219! Even though my last name is with an "A" too. :)

    1. Lol - maybe I just sign up early! :) I have even been #1 before.

  2. It's weird I love the smaller race #'s too!

  3. fun to look back and see how far you have come. Congrats!

  4. WHOA! What a difference. You look totally different than you did in that first picture. I keep every single race bib. I bought a photo book just for bibs. lol I write on the backs with a sharpie little details i don't want to forget. It's amazing to look back at them now.