my races

this is basically where i show off all the races i have done…
but as someone who used to avoid running like the plague, despite the dream to run — i think i can show off a little?

my first 5k — HILL & HARBOR TURKEY TROT! — east greenwich, rhode island

my first race -5k — after using the C25K app i did this race exactly one week after completing the training! a dream come true to run — let alone do a race! and this is how the runner/racer in me was born!

my first bib and tshirt!

my first bib and tshirt!

all ready to get the race underway!

all ready to get the race underway!

at the starting line!

at the starting line!

the three mile marker -- what a beautiful sight!

the three mile marker — what a beautiful sight!

my time -- i wanted under 36:00 and made it!

my time — i wanted under 36:00 and made it!

dean (my biggest fan) and i after the race!

dean (my biggest fan) and i after the race!

me & the sign my posse made for me!

me & the sign my posse made for me!

LITTLE COMPTOM 8K MILE ROAD RACE — little compton, rhode island

my second race — and i opted to kick it up a notch and do a an 8k (approximately 5 miles). in hindsight i wasn’t totally prepared for this race. i had been sick prior and was under trained — and while i did complete it, i ended up pulling a muscle in my hip area and had one of my WORST feeling races!

newport bridge -- on our way!

newport bridge — on our way!

bib & shirt

bib & shirt

despite just getting over voodoo death flu -- i finished!

despite just getting over voodoo death flu — i finished!

under a 12 minute per mile pace -- not bad!

under a 12 minute per mile pace — not bad!

ST. PAT’s 5K — providence, rhode island

my first group race — ran with dean and a bunch of friends and had a FABULOUS time!

dressed in the st. paddy's day spirit!

dressed in the st. paddy’s day spirit!

shirt, bib & medal!

shirt, bib & medal!

this was my first team run -- some of my team -- the redheaded posse!

this was my first team run — some of my team — the redheaded posse!

the whole team!

the whole team!

the starting line -- state house in providence, ri

the starting line — state house in providence, ri

i did it -- 34:42

i did it — 34:42

my first medal!

my first medal!

dean and i -- our first 5k together!

dean and i — our first 5k together!

after race beer!

after race beer!

OCEAN’S RUN 5K — east matunuck, rhode island

all ready -- rockin' the new brooks & theracyredhead.com tee!

all ready — rockin’ the new brooks & theracyredhead.com tee!

tshirt & bib

tshirt & bib

the course...

the course…

finish time 35:32

finish time 35:32

after race sangria!

after race sangria!

SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 5K — north kingstown, rhode island
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starting line!

starting line!

loved this race!

loved this race!

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33:16 !!!

after race margarita (are you sensing a trend here?)

after race margarita (are you sensing a trend here?)

NAYATT ELEMENTARY 5K — barrington, rhode island

tshirt & bib

thsirt & bib

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my results!

my results!

THE MS 5K RHODE RACE — colt state park, bristol, rhode island

bib & shirt and a beautiful place to run for a great cause!

bib & shirt and a beautiful place to run for a great cause!

great run -- finished in 33:32 -- just 16 seconds slower than my personal best!

great run — finished in 33:32 — just 16 seconds slower than my personal best!

celebrate!!!

celebrate!!!

BUNNY HOP 5K — goddard park, east greenwich, rhode island

shirt & bib

shirt & bib

beautiful scenery to run along...

beautiful scenery to run along…

not my best or my worst run (35:12) but a great race!

not my best or my worst run (35:12) but a great race!

my first LONG race — THE NEWPORT TEN MILER — newport, rhode island

this race was so much more mental for me than anything else!  i had only ran about 7 miles at one time prior to this race but trained hard for it and was ready to prove something to myself (and the world)!  the fact that it happened to fall on my 43rd birthday was just BONUS!

on our way!

on our way!

the starting line!

the starting line!

ready to run!

ready to run!

the starting line!

the starting line!

the beautiful course along ocean drive

the beautiful course along ocean drive

i did it!!!
i did it!!! 2:07:24 — about seven minutes over my goal but considering i had a HORRIBLE mile 8 — i am happy to have finished well!

the jason pisano memorial 5k — west warwick, ri

this was my first race since the ten miler and my worst race to date. i was not prepared, it was VERY hot, and i had my worst time/pace ever!  finished in 43:29 with a 13:50 pace — ugh!!!!
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THE OCEAN ROAD 10K– narragansette, rhode island

my first 10k and race since june! i trained long and hard the entire month of september and my hard work paid off…one of my most favorite races ever and i PR’d my 10k time!1376859_10201307976679490_822254947_n1376099_10201318520903089_2101519267_n

the seawall -- getting closer

the seawall — getting closer

running under the tower!

running under the tower!

the finish line is wayyyyyy over there!!!

the finish line is wayyyyyy over there!!!

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october 13, 2013 — FLAMES OF HOPE 10k — providence, rhode island

my second 10k in a week span and one of the best runners moments i have had to date! definitely a game changing race for me!!!

shirt & bib ♥

shirt & bib ♥

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over 4200 participants — a sea of pink to raise money and awareness for the gloria gemma breast cancer research foundation!!!

beautiful day in providence!

beautiful day in providence!

the RHP representing!

the RHP representing!

parts of the course!

parts of the course!

running and rockin' my pink SHAKEOLOGY shirt!

running and rockin’ my pink SHAKEOLOGY shirt!

running photos are SO unflattering -- but thank you dean for taking these shots of me crossing the finish!

running photos are SO unflattering — but thank you dean for taking these shots of me crossing the finish!

WOOHOO!!!!!  my official finish time was 1:09:28 -- shaved 2 1/2 minutes off last week's 10k!

WOOHOO!!!!! my official finish time was 1:09:28 — shaved 2 1/2 minutes off last week’s 10k!

celebration!  PR'd my mile too!!!

celebration! PR’d my mile too!!!

october 20, 2013 — THE COLOR RUN — providence, rhode island

the MOST fun race i have EVER done and yet another *runners bliss* moment for me!
i ♥ running!

shirt & bib ♥

shirt & bib ♥

I'm here and ready to run!!!!

I’m here and ready to run!!!!

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my peeps ♥

my peeps ♥

lined up at the start!

lined up at the start!

the starting line!

the starting line!

and we're off -- scenes from the race!

and we’re off — scenes from the race!

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the REAL fun begins at the post race party!!!

the REAL fun begins at the post race party!!!

GROUP COLOR BOMBING!!!!!

GROUP COLOR BOMBING!!!!!

BOMBED and loving it!  ♥♥♥

BOMBED and loving it! ♥♥♥

post race sushi!

post race sushi!

october 27, 2013 — MONSTER DASH 5k — providence, ri

another great, fun run in the heart of providence with beautiful weather to boot!

shirt & bib!

shirt & bib!

starting line!

starting line!

run cyn run!!!

run cyn run!!!

views of beautiful providence  on  the run!

views of beautiful providence on the run!

very happy with my results -- great run!

very happy with my results — great run!

broke two nike plus app's PR's!!!

broke two nike plus app’s PR’s!!!

post race yummies!!!

post race yummies!!!

october 29, 2013 — THE FAIRY TALE VIRTUAL RUN — west warwick/coventry, ri

my first virtual run to raise money for the leukemia & lymphoma society!

a really lovely first virtual run ♥

a really lovely first virtual run ♥

beautiful day to run!

beautiful day to run!

november 2, 2013 — NEARI 5k — goddard park – east greenwich, rhode island

shirt & bib ♥

shirt & bib ♥

me!

me!

starting line -- borrowed from facebook!

starting line — borrowed from facebook!

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my *official* time -- 76th outta 101 runners -- most of which i might add were from a local high school track team lol!

my *official* time — 76th outta 101 runners — most of which i might add were from a local high school track team lol!

november 10, 2013 — THE PELL BRIDGE RUN — newport, rhode island

this was a four mile run from jamestown, ri across the pell bridge into newport.
two outta of the four miles were bridge!
a SUPER high inclined and declined bridge over water no less.
also the first race i threw out my need to run like a MoFo and revel in the moment.
because *the moment* was intense and so worth not breaking any records (other than slowest race in awhile!)

rachel and i are the starting line!

rachel and i are the starting line!

starting up the pell bridge right as the sun was rising -- absolutely breathtaking!

starting up the pell bridge right as the sun was rising — absolutely breathtaking!

eeeeks -- LOOKING DOWN!!!!

eeeeks — LOOKING DOWN!!!!

THE TOP!!!!

THE TOP!!!!

me at the top of the world!

me at the top of the world!

running down!

running down!

this photo takes my breath away -- i ran/walked/stood to take pics right on that green portion where the other runner is!

this photo takes my breath away — i ran/walked/stood to take pics right on that green portion where the other runner is!

at the bottom looking back up!

at the bottom looking back up!

THE FINISH!!!!

THE FINISH!!!!

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speedy rachel and i at the finish!!!  WE DID IT!!!! (photo credit: rachel)

speedy rachel and i at the finish!!! WE DID IT!!!!
(photo credit: rachel)

 the *official* stats!  not bad for a chick who spent more time snapping pics than running!

the *official* stats! not bad for a chick who spent more time snapping pics than running!

november 28, 2013 — WILLOW TREE FAMILY TURLEY TROT — pawtucket, rhode island
my first ever holiday run on an actual holiday.
great race with a GREAT vibe — but i would rather have been home with my entire family!
plus i was having some pain in my ankle — but i pushed through and did pretty well all considering!

shirt and bib ♥

shirt and bib ♥

rockin' my turkey hat!

rockin’ my turkey hat!

willow tree family turkey trot -- pawtucket, ri -- thanksgiving 2013

willow tree family turkey trot — pawtucket, ri — thanksgiving 2013

november 30, 2013 — HILL AND HARBOR TURKEY TROT — east greenwich, rhode island
this was a repeat of the very first race i ever did a year ago!
a true reflection of the past year of running and how it has amazingly changed my life!

heading to the race -- and YES that is another crazy turkey hat on my head!

heading to the race — and YES that is another crazy turkey hat on my head!

shirt & bib ♥

shirt & bib ♥

the starting line -- i love the look on the guys face behind me -- lolol!

the starting line — i love the look on the guys face behind me — lolol!

"how YOU doin'?"  -- waiting to get my run on & looking rather smug about it!

“how YOU doin’?” — waiting to get my run on & looking rather smug about it!

running along the harbor in east greenwich, ri ♥

running along the harbor in east greenwich, ri ♥

and the many hills -- hence the name HILL and harbor!

and the many hills — hence the name HILL and harbor!

and before i knew it -- i was here!

and before i knew it — i was here!

my stats -- as of the posting of this blog the "official" results were not posted.  but for me, this is GREAT time and especially my pace!

my stats — as of the posting of this blog the “official” results were not posted. but for me, this is GREAT time and especially my pace!

my splits -- i walked that minute during the second mile up the mega hill -- had i not -- damn!!!

my splits — i walked that minute during the second mile up the mega hill — had i not — damn!!!

BUT i PR'd (person record) my mile today!!!!  w00ts!!!!

BUT i PR’d (person record) my mile today!!!! w00ts!!!!

december 8, 2013 — DOWNTOWN JINGLE 5K — providence, rhode island
woke up on the morning of this race with zero desire to run — but it turned out to be a game changer race for me!

shirt & bib ♥

shirt & bib ♥

the starting line (courtesy of runrhody.com)

the starting line (courtesy of runrhody.com)

 

dean and i at the starting line ♥  he is the best cheerleader ever!

dean and i at the starting line ♥ he is the best cheerleader ever!

 

ready to run!!!

ready to run!!!

 

and we're off -- running down westminster street!  doncha love all the festive costumes!

and we’re off — running down westminster street! doncha love all the festive costumes!

 

approaching the point street bridge - one i have ran over MANY times!

approaching the point street bridge – one i have ran over MANY times!

 

yay the city!

yay the city!

 

ran the whole thing and PR'd my 5k!!!!

ran the whole thing and PR’d my 5k!!!!

 

 i wish the race registered the same time as my nike app but alas as in all 5k's -- they're never really 3.1 miles so my official 5k time was 32:41 -- which is my best *official* time for a 5k ever!

i wish the race registered the same time as my nike app but alas as in all 5k’s — they’re never really 3.1 miles so my official 5k time was 32:41 — which is my best *official* time for a 5k ever!

 

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