#1: ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Half’ New Orleans,LA 2/13/11 Finished in 2hr:18min BIB#21303
They say you never forget your first and this is true with races as well. I was on such a runners high at this race. I remember halfway through the race I was so pumped I felt like I could run the Full!
#2: ‘Gulf Coast Half’ Mandeville,LA 10/9/11 Finished in 2hr:06min BIB#269
Gorgeous course at Fontainebleau State Park and weather that made me finish with a smile.
#3: ‘Louisiana Half’ Baton Rouge,LA 1/15/12 Finished in 2hr:6min BIB#1550
This was the Inaugural race and one that I knew I would definitely be repeating. Great course featuring LSU lakes, Campus, Downtown area and historic neighborhoods with lots of spectators to cheer you on along the way.
#4: ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Half’ New Orleans, LA 3/4/2012 Finished in 2hr:7min BIB#7573
Back for more at this New Orleans race. This race course that passes St. Louis Cathedral and Café DuMonde is just too hard to resist.
#5: ‘Women’s Half’ Baton Rouge,LA 12/9/12 Finished in 2hr:10min BIB#129
This Inaugural race that’s more geared towards women was a welcome addition to our local community races and lots of great race swag to boot!
#6: ‘Louisiana Half’ Baton Rouge,LA 1/20/13 Finished in 2hr:12min BIB#1466
Love the race start at our State Capital downtown. It brings me back every time.
#7: ‘Disneyworld Princess Half’ Orlando, FL 2/24/13 Finished in 4hr:05min BIB#1001
My PR was in picture taking this day!! I wanted to soak up every second. It was truly magical from Start to Finish. Disney does it great!!
#8: ‘Gulf Coast Half’ Pensacola,FL 4/7/13 Finished in 2hr:10min BIB#287
This road trip with friends made this weekend racecation so much fun. I would love to do a trip like this annually maybe Vegas next year?
#9: ‘Baton Rouge Beach Half’ Baton Rouge,LA 12/7/13 Finished in 2hr:10min BIB #434
This was the coldest, most challenging race I have done yet but considering this course provided my training for many early mornings a Finisher Medal was well deserved!
And my 10th will by the ‘3rd Annual Louisiana Half’ Baton Rouge,LA on 1/19/14
Check out the race promo video to see why this is yet another event repeat for me.
I purposely held out so Louisiana Half could be a milestone race for me.
I am expecting to run this one with dead legs considering I am in Full Marathon training and my farthest run will be the weekend before this race. My 1st Full Marathon is 2 weeks after at Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans,LA on 2/2/14. I have many friends that will be at both of these races so they will be extra special.
Sometimes it’s fun to look back to reflect and see how far you have come. It can help motivate you towards the future. As I look back at these races I appreciate the memories and friends I have made along the way. Thank you for letting me share this with you.