The Year in Race Bling: 2012

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There’s something about the final days of a year that makes us reminisce, yes? Look back at our achievements; think over our mistakes. Make plans for 2013.

For us, runners, that means working on the 2013 race calendar — and taking stock of all the races we did in 2012.

Shall we make this even more fun, though? Let’s show off our 2012 race bling. All of it, whether you PRed or PWed, had a good run or a miserable run. In the end, you did it — and you’ve got the medal to prove it.

I’ll start and I hope you’ll to do the same — just link to your post here, in the comments, so we can all cheer ourselves for a job well done!

Here’s to an even better 2013!

2012 Race Bling

March 3, Saturday: Hellyer Half Marathon, San Jose

March 11, Sunday: 408k Race to the Row, San Jose
Below, kids’ medal. They didn’t have one for the “adults” (or if they did, I must’ve lost it, shame).

April 1, Sunday: Wahine Half Marathon, Honolulu

May 20, Sunday: Bay to Breakers, San Francisco

June 3, Sunday: See Jane Run 1/2 Marathon, Alameda CA

June 16, Saturday: the 2012 San Jose Giant Race

July 14, Saturday: The Color Run, San Francisco
Fun run; no medal. Endorphins galore, though:

September 16, Sunday: The Giant Race Half Marathon, San Francisco

September 22, Saturday: Firefly Run, San Jose
No medal; but here’s a random runner in a cool hat.

October 7, Sunday: Rock’n’Roll San Jose 1/2 Marathon
Race recap

October 27, Saturday: Marsh Madness Run, Palo Alto
Race recap

November 18, Sunday: Totally Awesome 80s Run, San Francisco
Race recap

November 22, Thursday: Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, San Jose
Race recap
No medal for the adults. Kids’ fun run bling:

November 24, Saturday: Quarry Turkey Thanksgiving Half Marathon, Quarry Lakes Regional Recreational Area
Race recap
Kids’ medal; Half Marathon/ 5K medal; Age-group award (not mine!)

December 9, Sunday: Maui Paradise Half Marathon
Race recap

You must be wondering what we do with our bling? Why, wear it all at once and dance, like so:

Today’s run:

It was gloomy, doomy and rainy-wet outside, so I did it again: ran on the dreadmill. After last week’s three-hour 18-mile craziness, these easy three miles (I made them 3.1, with a two-minute cool down) went down like a glass of sweet Moscato D’Asti. Cheers!

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  • December 27, 2012 at 5:34 am

    ADORE the race bling dance! Caffeinated Mother Runner, you’ve inspired me to tie up my sneaks and go for a run RIGHT NOW! Granted, it will be short. It will, alas, be on a treadmill (weather is cold and rainy here in NYC), and there will be no bling. But there will be chocolate after, and that, oftentimes, is just as good as bling. πŸ™‚

    • December 27, 2012 at 8:06 am

      Where is the “like” button on these comments? πŸ™‚ Chocolate is most definitely as good as bling! Enjoy πŸ™‚

    • December 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Ha! No, I’m not in the photos – in fact, I have NO photos of me in that race and I don’t remember what I wore. It was not a costume for sure. I just went out on this race to RUN and did something like 26-27 minutes (wanted to do sub-25, too!). Blamed the extra minutes on having to zigzag around walkers because I did not line up where I was supposed to line up πŸ™‚ Anyway – love the Firefly Run, this was my 2nd one, mostly because it’s in the evening! (and a little bit because everyone does this one for fun, so I can try to actually place in my AG :))


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