Friday, May 23, 2014

3rd Runneraversary!!!

I realized this morning that yesterday was my third runneraversary!!  5/22/11 was the very first time I crossed a start and finish line ever.  

That is me on the left in the white shirt next to the truck.
I can say the past 3 years have been pretty awesome and tough all at the same time!!  I have run literally HUNDREDS of races and logged THOUSANDS of miles all over the country (and a little in Belize).

I started to reflect on the past three years and there are a few things I have realized/learned during this journey.

The weather doesn't matter.

The day after 26 inches of snow.
95 degrees and humid at sunrise in Belize. 

Crazy rain storm

I have even gotten some of my family and my oldest and dearest friends to join me sometimes.

I have also met a ton of wonderful new friends.

Even reconnected with a friend I hadn't seen in 30 years.

I have done more than just running events....mud runs, Spartan Races and color runs too.

I also got to do a 50 mile relay and a Ragnar too!!!

And sometimes I have been a part of a bigger picture where we run for those who can't run.

I don't only run...I volunteer sometimes too.

I have gotten hurt a few times........

I have gotten close to some famous people.....

I have even become a brand Ambassador for Digital Running Club, Kindrunner and Swirl Gear.

Running is still really tough for me but the most important this I have learned is to just enjoy the times spent with friends and have fun.


  1. Happy Runner-versary! I am so glad you started running, or we never would have met <3

  2. You totally rock my socks, Gigi. Every time I go out running and hate it I think about the 5K I did with you and Lorena and I want to do it again one day.

    1. I hate running too!!! Come do another it is so much better with friends!!! XOXOXO

  3. Awesome photos! Looks like you have had a blast at all your races.

    1. Thanks!! I try to!! But as everyone knows some just SUCK lol (we just hide those photos right? LMAO)

  4. Great pictures! Running really does change your life doesn't it?!
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  5. Happy runaversary. You have been busy in the short 3 years you have been running. I am one that believes running should come with a warning label - it is very addicting! I keep saying one more race, one more distance and then I will slow down. Slowing down does not seem to happen though does it!

    1. What would I do with my time if I stopped LOL Thank you!!

  6. Happy runnerversary! What fun memories! I love all of your pictures. And I totally get that sometimes running sucks!

  7. Happy Runnerversary! What an amazing 3 year journey!