Saturday, March 17, 2018

Shamrock Shuffle 2018

This is always a special race because it was my first race in 2013.  This made my 6th Shamrock Shuffle.


I was 5th in my new age group which unfortunately goes up to 97 years old but I was happy with my time.


SUZANNE CLARK

The Shamrock Shuffle
5K RUN/WALK
Bib Number1484
5K RUN/WALK840 of 2268
Gender Place464 of 1473
F 60-975 of 86
GenderF
Age60
Start Time09:01:03
5k Split00:00:00
Elapsed00:38:19
Pace12:21 min/mile

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Bockfest 2018

After a long year of waiting, we got a second chance to do Bockfest as a family.  The Flying Pig Office was kind enough to discount some of our registrations since we missed the race last year due to weather and an accident on the interstate.

As usual, it was a blast!  I love this race, possibly more than any others.




And Nicki and I completed the first leg of our beer series after signing up last September!







Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Happy birthday to me!

Michael (my running mentor from the beginning of this journey) sent me "The Zen of Running" book.

I bought new shoes that I'm pretty sure are the best Brooks Ghosts I have ever owned.



And thanks Runkeeper for making today even better with this email!


Saturday, February 10, 2018

2018 Cyclones Frozen 5K

This race is always a great way to start the year.  I wasn't as excited as usual but once I was there I was glad I had signed up (at a ridiculously inexpensive cost last fall of $20/person).  We ran into some of Andy's friends before the race.


Sonia was even excited though she did not get to ride on the course in the stroller because it was just too cold.  She headed to the finish line with Grandpa to get hot chocolate.





I ran into my friend Angela on the course and ran with her until we got to the 5K/10K split.

And we love the shirt this year!

Monday, October 9, 2017

2017 Queen Bee 4 Miler

Heather, Cartoon and I ran (well walked mostly) the 2017 Queen Bee.  It was a blast with plenty of perks including crowns, flowers, medals and lots of freebies!  To top it off we also got mimosas and wine at the after party.

Nicki was supposed to join us but had a calf injury and Auriel met up with us before and after the race but ran much better than us.

The course was a lot of uphill for the first two miles and back down for the second two miles.  We are thinking about the half marathon next year.  Mostly because the hardest part of the Half is included in the 4 Miler anyway.

I found their names on the board at the Expo.


Here we are before the race.


We made it to the finish line.


And on to the party!


Heather and Cartoon enjoyed the band and dancing.

And here is what we came home to.  She loved our swag and wasn't too disappointed not to get to go.



Monday, September 18, 2017

5th Hudy 7K - September 15, 2017

Finally!  We did a race together.  Unfortunately Jody double-booked herself and is in Croatia but the rest of us ran.

Cartoon's thrift store stroller ($9 minus 20%) has proven to be a very successfully purchase.  Andy pushed Sonia while the rest of us ran.

Cartoon finished her first ever race!  Heather, Matt and I added another medal to our collection.

Nicki and I signed up for the beer series next year at a reduced rate with a free long sleeve tee that says "B Double E, Double R U N - Brew Hog in training."  We are so excited!

Some of the group had to leave early but the rest of us stayed for coneys and a few beers.  And Sonia got to see the Queen Bee, Flying Pig and Fiona.



I love this race!  It truly is the race that thinks it's a party!!













Saturday, August 19, 2017

Running with friends

I've been running with Cartoon along with Andy and Sonia in her new/used jogging stroller.  It started with the same C25K app that I used in the beginning.  And trying to plan it around trips to Starbucks at the end.  We are super excited for the Hudy 7K.


I'm also still running with Nicki (who is also running the Hudy 7K) and we recently started running on the bike trails outside of town.  She took me to the DeWitt cabin which I have always wanted to see.


And this quote from Runner's World that I have been living by:
“It’s funny how much better something is when you do it on your own terms.”