Running on Saturday


I have the privilege of working with my best friends and doing what I love every single weekend. As a runner/race director/race timer I have learned that we can have fun while we work and running is only as serious as you make it. At Race Day, we consider all our participants "our runners" and we like to have fun, because running should be fun!

I have discovered there is a need for newcomers and oldtimers to understand the other side of the run. As a runner, you show up to a race, get a bib and t-shirt, do a little stretching (if you are real serious) and go run your race. However, there is another side to a race that only a few runners venture into, and that is the race directing and chip timing realm. I have decided to help merge the three worlds so that we can all live as one happy extended family, in harmony.

I lovingly refer to myself as DumbA Runner, which is the nickname my husband came up with for all runners in general. Unfortunately, if the name fits, WEAR IT!! Therefore, I do.

I hope you enjoy reading about the trials and tribulations of a runner turned race director, turned race timer, and maybe you will learn something new along the way. And, if there is nothing new for you to learn, then just maybe you will enjoy reading about the antics that happen on our Race Day adventures.

Sit back, grab a protein shake, oh wait, we don't drink protein shakes, we tend to prefer a more adult beverage! Well, grab whatever you want and join our crew as we go running on Saturday.

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Remembering Why I Run

Posted on March 2, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Today I did something I've never done, I ran just to run. I didn't have a watch tracking my miles or pace, I didn't have a partner beside me and I didn't really even have a clue where I was going or when I would get there. It was just me, the road, my music and a long line of orange cones guiding the way.

 

Since I started Race Day 5 years ago, my personal running has not been a top priority. Sure, I still run, but not consistently, not far and definitely, not fast. My runni...

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A Beautiful Texas February

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This weekend was great! The weather was great, the race was great, the food was great, and as always, my crew was great!

 

On Saturday we were at the 2nd annual Glen Rose Medical Center 5K/10K. They may have changed the name this year, but they still had the same great event. It was nice to see an even larger crowd than last year and we were blessed with beautiful weather for a Texas February morning.


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Kicking Off 2016 - FINALLY!

Posted on February 12, 2016 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (2)

Finally!!! We are back in business. The 2016 race season kicked off this past weekend and we were more than ready.

 

Friday night we traveled to Round Rock for out first race of 2016. The Brady's Bridge Super Family Fund run was a great event. This was the inaugural 5k for this organization.


We started off the weekend with a yummy trip to Razzoos. As usual, we had a little adventure doing just t...

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Celebrating Our Forgetfulness....uh, Independence

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

This Saturday just happen to also be Independence Day. What a wonderful way to celebrate our freedom by starting off with a 5K run.

 


The weekend actually started a day early, since most of us had Friday off from our “real jobs.” A...

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Making Memories

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Mama Pat always says we are making memories and this weekend we definitely made some extra special memories. This weekend started off on Thursday night as the "D" team headed for El Paso. We had planned to leave Gustine around 6 pm, but we were a bit delayed by a broken down farm truck and a dead calf before we could head out. Oh, the joys of country life and bringing your farmer/rancher father-in-law along for his first Race Day adventure.


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