Races are, arguably, the best part of running. The people, the experience, the bling… I spend most of my time preparing for races all over the place. But I want to hear about races at HOME. Because, goodness, I don’t run enough of those! Tell me your favorite hometown race today on Tuesdays on the Run!
- Jan 30 – Favorite hometown race
- Feb 6 – What’s your fuel of choice?
- Feb 13 – Running Valentine – what you love about running the most
- Feb 21- least favorite part of running
Favorite Hometown Race
I’ll be the first to admit – I don’t run at home. I mean, I save up all my time and energy for those runDisney races… I often ignore the fact that I live in DFW! There are SO many races in my backyard that I am completely missing out on!
So really – I don’t HAVE a favorite hometown race.
Races I Have Run in DFW
My very first 5K was the Gary Burns 5K in Frisco, Texas. It was a last minute spur of the moment decision to run/walk with my husband one Halloween ages ago.
I also ran a special Americas Run in Arlington a few years later – where I actually RAN the entire race. Wasn’t planning on it, but ran the whole way. I got a medal for that one, too!
I’ve also run the Hot Cholocate race and a few Mellew events.
I’ve done three half marathons at home, one 10K, and a handful of 5Ks – but they aren’t really anything to brag about.
Hometown Race Goal 2018
I know I have talked about it a lot here before – but I have a major goal for 2018 to run more races. Since I can’t travel to them all – I know a lot will be at home! Here are a few I have up my sleeve…
Hot Chocolate 15K
This one is a big maybe. It’s like… soon. I am still recovering from bursitis in my right hip, and haven’t actually signed up yet.
If I do it – it’s going to be suuuuuper last minute.
And I need to get the okay from physical therapy. If I need to rest up more, I’ll walk the 5K. If I’m good to go – it’s off to the races for the 15K!
I just love those jackets so much!
Link: Hot Chocolate 5K/15K
Rock n Roll 5K and Half Marathon
DALLAS! WOOT! I would love for you to join me, too! If you register – please use the code RNRRNB2018 in order to save some money on your half marathon registration!
This is another race I *almost* ran in 2014… but then didn’t because about a week before I found out I was expecting.
Oh, how things have changed!
Link: Rock N Roll Dallas
Fort Worth Zoo 5K
This is something I have always wanted to do – so maybe this year should be the year!
Plus, I figure running through the zoo will make me feel right at home since I am used to running through the parks!
Link: Fort Worth Zoo Run
Plano Baloon Festival Half Marathon
I was supposed to run this race with a girlfriend of mine… but got pregnant so ended up missing out.
Now I’d run if I was pregnant, but back then I was a little overcautious!
I almost did it last year, but didn’t, so this year it’s definitely happening this year!
This one is kind of a bucket list race for me.
It’s on the list – because it’s one I really want to do – but logistically I don’t know if this year will happen or not.
Especially since I’m planning on running the Rock N Roll San Antonio Marathon the week before – so really – probably a no go.
I guess I could run the half marathon in SA, and then run the full marathon in Dallas…
Or I could wait.
But anyone who knows me knows I am not good at waiting.
… so I’m gonna wait and see what the bling looks like!
Link: BMW Dallas Marathon
Sarah is a minivan driving, coffee drinking, runDisney running, business owning, Netflix watching, mother of two little girls. She married her big burly husband, Brandon, 8 years ago in a small chapel in Maui. Then she had 2 babies in 2 years – Evelyn and Olivia. She lives way too close to her parents, and her toenails are always painted red.