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.
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.
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!
You 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.
5. 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!
What are your top 5 running moments?