Friday Five 2.0: Racing with Family and Friends


Since it’s Friday, I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostesses and visit some other bloggers.


My topic for today is: Family and Friends

I race a lot as you know.  Unfortunately, I have never raced with any family members.  The closest I ever gotten was my hubby signing up for a race (and he DNFed.)

So I am going to write about my top FIVE Friend Racing Moments:

Here they are:

1.Any race with MP, my tennis buddy.  These are special because MP was the one who talked me into signing up for the No Boundaries program and becoming a runner.  She is not a serious runner meaning that she rarely runs and signs up for only a few races a year.

2. My First Race with the Strong Running Mamas (SRMs) – This started in 2010 with a small group of women who had never run a 5k.  They trained and ran the Freihofer’s Race for Women.  It was so emotional to be part of that day.  These women continued to run and race.  Several have even run marathons.  The group now includes over 100 members on FB.

3.  VCM Relay (with AHJ) – I met AJH (from VT) by reading her blog and then planning some local race meet-ups in my area.  Then she invited me to stay with her and run the Vermont City Marathon Relay.  I ran it two years in a row.  Running the first 13.1 miles and then the next year, the last 13.1 miles.  The experiences were totally different but so much fun.

4. Ramblefest Half Marathon (with my BRF) – This was special because although I had run with Alyssa once a week, this was our first race together. Plus we both had PRs.  We hope to have a similar experience when we race again together at the Wine Glass Half on Oct 1.

5. Panama City Beach Half Marathon (with the #holottafun ladies) – This experience may never be duplicated (but we will try in Las Vegas in Nov).  Spending the weekend with women whom you only knew through their blogs. Well, it was phenomenal.

Happy Running! Do you race with family or friends?  What is your favorite friend/family racing moment?

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11 thoughts on “Friday Five 2.0: Racing with Family and Friends

  1. I love my running friends – we’ve raced so much together that I feel strange doing a race on my own (which I have, when I’ve been in other states). I hope your Vegas trip with the running bloggers will be another epic adventure for everyone!

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