Run Dolly, Run!

Disney’s Princess Half Marathon 2012

My running journey really began in early 2010 when I set out to run my very first half marathon.  With about 8 weeks to prepare, I started running a few times a week and setting out to increase the length of my long run by a mile a week.  Just before the race, the farthest I had ever run was 8 miles (which seemed like a marathon at the time) but I was as ready as I was going to be.  I always seemed to need to walk part of my long runs so I set a conservative goal of trying to run the first 6 miles of the race without walking and would just take it from there.  I shocked myself by feeling great, running all 13.1 miles without stopping, and getting a great first half time of 2:21:37.

The rest is history.  I am amazed by how far I have come yet I am motivated to go further, faster, and be stronger.  Enjoy reading past triumphs and future goals here.

RACE HISTORY:

3/1/15 – Excalibur 10 Miler, Viera FL – 1:39:26

2/22/15 – Disney Princess Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista FL – 2:12:50

1/25/15 – Celebration Half Marathon, Celebration FL.  1:58:03

8/31/14 – Disneyland Half Marathon, Anaheim CA.  1:53:02

8/30/14 – Disneyland 10k, Anaheim CA.  54:42

5/4/14 – Pittsburgh Half Marathon, Pittsburgh PA.  1:48:59

4/?/14 – Spring Spring 5k, Altamonte Springs FL.  22:49 – 3rd AG 20-29

3/?/14 – Pig on the Pond 5k, Clermont FL.  22:59 – 1st AG 25-29

2/23/14 – Disney Princess Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista, FL.  1:47:32 (PR)

2/15/14 – Run Around the Pines 5k, Winter Park FL.  22:41 (PR)

1/26/14 – Celebration Half Marathon, Celebration FL.  1:49:44 (PR) – 9th AG 25-29.

1/1/14 – Walt Disney World Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista FL.  2:20:25

11/30/13 – Christina 5k, Lakeland FL.  22:46 (PR) – 2nd AG 25-29.

11/9/13 – Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon.  1:54:17

11/2/13 – RunNona 5k, Lake Nona FL.  22:51 (PR) – 5th AG 25-29, 19th female.

10/26/13 – Celebration Rotary 5k, Celebration FL.  22:52 (PR) – 2nd female, 6th overall.

10/19/13 – Clean Air Dash 5k, Pittsburgh PA.  23:18 – 10th female, 5th AG 18-29.

10/5/13 – Disney’s Tower of Terror 10 miler, Lake Buena Vista FL.  1:28:05 (PR)

9/21/13 – Bonnet Creek 5k benefitting Give Kids the World, Lake Buena Vista FL. 23:17 (PR) – 11th overall, 2nd female, 1st AG 20-29.

9/5/13 – Castaway Cay 5k, Castaway Cay, Bahamas.  23:45 – 2nd overall, 1st female.

5/25/13 – Friends of Lake Louisa State Park 5k, Clermont FL.  23:48 – 12th overall, 3rd female, 1st AG 25-34.  (Race Recap)

4/28/13 – Nike Women’s Half Marathon DC, Washington DC.  1:54:25 (half #10)

3/16/13 – St. Patty’s Day Dash & Bash 5k, Apopka FL. 23:28 (PR) – 23rd overall, 4th female, 2nd 25-29 AG. (Race Recap)

2/24/13 – Disney’s Princess Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista FL.  1:59:33 (Race Recap)

2/2/13 – Florida Hospital Lady Track Shack 5k, Winter Park FL. 26:18 – super sick, it’s amazing I made it through. (Race Recap)

1/20/13 – Disney’s Tinker Bell Half Marathon, Anaheim CA. 1:53:30 (PR) – and first sub-2 half! (Race Recap)

12/1/12 – Historic Longwood/Lyman High School 5k, Longwood FL. 23:41 (PR) (Race Recap)

11/10/12 – Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista FL. 2:00:27 (PR) (Race Recap)

10/27/12 – RUNNONA 5k, Orlando FL. 24:03 (PR)

9/29/12 – Disney’s Tower of Terror 10 Miler, Lake Buena Vista FL. 1:38:06 (PR)

2/26/12 – Disney’s Princess Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista FL. 2:08: 53 (PR)

10/1/11 – Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista FL. 2:26:44

8/27/11 – Zoo Run Run 5k, Tampa FL. 27:39 (PR)

2/27/11 – Disney’s Princess Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista FL. 2:18:14 (PR)

1/9/11 – Walt Disney World Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista FL. 2:36:16 (yuck)

9/5/10 – Disneyland Half Marathon, Anaheim CA. 2:21:18 (PR)

3/7/10 – Disney’s Princess Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista FL. 2:21:37 (PR)

UPCOMING EVENTS:

1/11/14 – Walt Disney World Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista FL.

1/26/14 – Town of Celebration Half Marathon, Celebration FL.

2/23/14 – Disney Princess Half Marathon, Lake Buena Vista FL.

2 thoughts on “Run Dolly, Run!

  1. krissy m. murphy says:

    8 miles was my longest run before my first half, too! You’ve been rocking the running improvement!! 😀 Love sharing this journey with you!!!

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