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
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)