2014

11 races completed in 2014!
(Five 5Ks, one 10K and five half marathons.)

1/12/14, Hot Chocolate 5K San Francisco
Ran for chocolate and had a great time doing it!
31:27 finish.

1/18/14, Run4Steven 5K
Race benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society– GO TEAM!
32:54 finish, 5th place AG.

1/26/14, Jenny’s Light 5K
Fun run with my BFFs supporting another very good cause!
30:32 finish.

2/15/14, Bay Breeze 10K
Love Brazen races but my knee took me down at mile 1.35 so it’s now my slowest 10K to date. 1:05 finish. Boo.

3/23/14, Oakland Running Festival Marathon
INJURED, deferred to 2015.

4/4/14, Ragnar Relay, So Cal
INJURED, so unhappy about missing this one I could punch something.

4/13/14, Presidio 10
INJURED, love this race SO MUCH!!! Bummer.

4/27/14, San Luis Obispo (Half) Marathon
Injured, so with an 8 hour course limit, I walked SLO.
3:36 finish- a PR in half marathon walking!

5/18/14, Windsor Green Half Marathon
INJURED, so I basically just gave them $65. Fantastic.

6/22/14, See Jane Run 5K (Alameda)
First race since my injury and a
33:13 finish! MIRACLE!!!

7/27/14, The San Francisco Marathon (2nd half)
Despite my injury, I somehow pulled it together and ran/walked/crawled to the finish. (Don’t think I’ll ever look up my official finish time though because I really don’t want to know just how horribly I did!)

8/16/14, The Town’s Half Marathon
Inaugural race through Oakland, California, just healing from my injury so with a 3:00 time limit, I really struggled to get there in 2:52!

10/19/14, Nike Women’s Half Marathon SF
My first somewhat successful race in one whole year! Took it slow and easy and had a great time doing it, 3:03 finish.

11/8/14, Santa Barbara Half Marathon
Still healing so I ran as best I could, walked a lot, 80 degrees by 8am and I was pretty much done! Can’t write the recap as I don’t really feel like revisiting yet another race I feel I failed. My blog isn’t called WALKING4theReason, darn it.
3:12 finish and I hate that. Hmph.

11/16/14, Mustache Dache 5K San Francisco
Fun run through Golden Gate Park benefiting Movember and men’s health, such a great time! Head injury still healing so we ran/walked and happily enjoyed many post race beers! We got totally lost on the walk to the starting line so this was more like a 15K and after all those beers, I completely forget what our finish time was!  Quite possibly 2 hours… 😉

9 thoughts on “2014

    1. Laura Post author

      Thank you for such a great race! Sorry I had to scoot right after and didn’t get a chance to say hi! I hope to see you and BL very soon! 🙂

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  1. Nicole

    Hey Laura, how can you sign up for the group for SF Nike women’s. I have never ran it and would love to do it with your group as your posts/updates motivated me to start running.

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    1. Laura Post author

      Hi Nicole! This year, Nike SF is only allowing groups of 10 so if you can get 9 other friends together, you can enter the lottery as a group or just on your own as an individual (check out their Facebook page for more details, the lottery opens today, June 4). Alternatively, you can join Team in Training and raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and get a guaranteed entry to Nike that way. I am a TNT alumni & mentor so can vouch for how wonderful the cause, the people, and the training really is! Good Luck to both of us and Happy Running! 🙂

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    1. Laura Post author

      Hi May! Thanks for the invite- I am not ready to fund raise right now but YOU KNOW I will be back to TNT soon! Much luck to you, hope you raise tons of money and GO TEAM! 🙂

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  2. Mary

    Laura! I stumbled upon your blog when researching the Nike Women’s Race in San Francisco and absolutely loved your posts about the previous years! Some girlfriends and I are traveling from Minnesota to run the hilly streets of San Fran!

    Maybe we will see you there and Good Luck!!
    -Midwest Runners

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    1. Laura Post author

      Hi Mary! WOW all the way from Minnesota, that is crazy awesome!!! 🙂 If you see me out there, please say hello and thank you for reading!

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