My Top 5 Running Moments

We all know that not every run is THE BEST run ever. I definitely have my “I hate running” moments. Of course, just like a bad day, you tend to forget about those bad moments and only remember the good times.

Amanda recently posted her top 5 running moments. It got me thinking. Could I narrow it down to just 5? That’s tough. There’s something great about every run.

Here’s what I came up with today. I’m sure it’ll change tomorrow!

1. Reach the Beach Relay – Even though I crashed and burned during my first leg, I had an amazing time running with new and old friends. Who knew running in the middle of the night on no sleep could be so fun? Team #islagiatt is already registered for September with 2 vans reserved for 12 stinky runners.

Team #islagiatt group 1 | happyfitmama.comReach the Beach Relay Leg 1, Leg 2, Leg 3

2. Honolulu Marathon – How could this NOT be on my list? It’s Hawaii after all! It was even more special helping Kailey cross the finish line of her first marathon. From the crazy long plane ride, meeting all the other Saucony 26 Strong Teams, the unique expo and race, to hiking up Diamond Head the day after. It was definitely a memory that will never fade.

Honolulu Marathon mile 25 |

3. Vermont City Marathon – You never forget your first, right? This was supposed to be my big marathon debut. It actually turned out to be the marathon and trip from hell. What could go wrong, did. I swore I’d never run another marathon. But the bad memories faded. Don’t get me wrong, I still remember every single one. At least now I can laugh about it!

VCM Marathon - happyfitmama.comYou can also read about the trip from hell Aftermath.

4. Seacoast Half Marathon – This race was my first half marathon and my first ever real race. Why start out with a shorter distance, right? Last year was the first year in a very long time that I did not run it (stupid injuries!). I’d have to say my most memorable year of running it was 2012. It was the first year where I really got into training for it and had a goal of going sub 1:50. That race showed me that I can improve my running with hard work.

seacoast half marathon 2012 - happyfitmama.co5. Mother’s Day 5K – Some races aren’t about your finishing time. This race meant a lot to me because it was my kids first official race and the first race that we ran as a family. It was the best Mother’s Day present to see the joy on my kids faces as their little legs ran free. Although I will admit that it really bothered me to see my finishing time, especially because it was part of a race series. Oh well, I took one for the team on that one. It was worth it!

Daddy and Daughter

What are your top 5 running moments?

27 comments on “My Top 5 Running Moments

  1. I LOVE your happy smile in each of these. You have one of those smiles that just makes everyone else smile too ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a good idea, and I may steal it from you for a post in the future….but hopefully a certain race can be added in there for me… I hope a certain race can be added in there for you ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. ha! I was about to post the same thing today! I love all your favorite moments especially because they are all meaningful in a special way. I loved RTB more than I ever expected and you definitely don’t forget your first marathon. You’ve had lots of great experience so far friend!
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    1. Really?!?! Good for you! Don’t just take my crappy (literally) experience. Lots of people rav about the race. And it is a great race, just not when everything that could go wrong, did. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I never thought RTB would be that much fun. Now I completely why I everyone who has ever done it ravs about it. It’s so fun!

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