Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Saturday was an exciting day at our house. After twelve months, nineteen races, and lots of miles, I received the award for being the 2014 overall women's Grand Prix of Running winner in my area.

Last year, we started our first-ever grand prix of running. Points were given to the overall winners and top three in each age group. There were also a number of races that counted as "Big 10" races and an award was given to each person who completed at least ten of the Big 10 races.

On Saturday night, a banquet was held for the Grand Prix. I was excited to have my whole family there for it.

After the banquet, everyone went to our house and my sister surprised me with a chocolate chip cookie cake! It was sweet! Kevin also gave me the sweetest card which Kaden drew a picture of me and a trophy own. It melted my heart! I'm so thankful for such a supportive husband and kids who are always there waiting at the finish line and encourage me to race! That's a gift in itself!

This past year was a great year of running. I'm thrilled with the results of my races. I ran one marathon relay, three 10Ks, and fifteen 5Ks. I won all of my 10Ks, won all but one 5K (I raced one in Birmingham and finished 4th overall, first in my age group - the hills!), and my team finished second in the marathon relay.

During the year, I also crossed off three goals when I PR'd a 5K (18:56) and 10K (41:48) and broke 20 minutes in a 5K.

I'm looking forward to a great year of running in 2015!

If you'd like to, head on over to my running blog which I'm going to start posting on more often!


Chelsea said...

WOW!! Way to go :) I wish I could run like that. I have my days and I can't go the distance yet.. I do 5ks :)

Erin LFF said...

How amazing is this?!?! You are seriously such an inspiration with your running!

Kayla MKOY said...

No matter how many times we talk about your speed, races, race times, etc...I will never get over how AMAZING you are at it!!!!! :) go you. I remember us talking about how much you wanted this (at least I THINK it was this award)! Eek! Congrats, girls!

Ashley Robyn said...

You did amazing!!! That is so exciting that all of your hard work paid off in such a big way. So excited for you and am looking forward to seeing where your running takes you next.

Sarah Tucker said...

You go girl!! So deserving!

Rachel Easley said...

Nice job on all your runs and your award!! I am a huge runner and reading your post makes me want to set some goals for myself this year!! Thanks for sharing!