Saturday, March 14, 2015

St. Patty's Day Run

I am sad, for the first time since 2008 I am not running or walking the Seattle St. Patty's Day Run! I know for many it is not that big of thing. But, it was my first ever running event.

  • 2008 - the start of my running life. I am not even sure why we signed up. I am pretty sure my husband suggested it.  My oldest was  8 months old and we pushed her in a Graco stroller.
  • 2009 - the course was changed and we had upgraded our stroller to a BOB and still did it as a family.
  • 2010 - I wanted to improve my time and the husband ran the first part with me and split on the second half.
  • 2011 - I was proud to see improvements for the past year on the course.  
  • 2012 - I set my current PR. I pushed hard was loving the improvements I was seeing in my running
  • 2013 - I completed this while pregnant. Not my fastest time, but it got the job done.
  • 2014 - Post pregnancy, I ran with some friends. I was recovering from IT Band issues so we ran walked it.
  • 2015 - I knew when I got my surgery that I would be at risk of missing it. I am still in walking boot today and there is just now way I could complete the course. Or my that my doctor would approve either.
I can sit here sad, or I can look for a race that I can do. I am think post boot, and re ramp of time that July or August might be the time for my first running event again.  I am hoping that my come back will be a real come back this time. 

Happy Racing if you are running this weekend!!


  1. Even though you are a little bummed today I am sure in the long run you will be so happy and loving your next run when you are good and ready.

  2. I enjoyed the See Jane Run 5k last year (in July) at Gasworks Park in Seattle. I think you should put it on your radar!

  3. Sorry you're missing the race this year. :( bummer. I missed a race I have done for years this year too.