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FunnerRunner’s 5th Blog-iversary. – Funner Runner

FunnerRunner’s 5th Blog-iversary. – Funner Runner


I will not consider that the “birth” of Funner Runner was once 5 years in the past already!  What a adventure it’s been! Funner Runner was once began merely as a platform for me to record my very own private reports at races, coaching, and the occasional random adventures.  Well, earlier than I knew it, issues have been rising a lot larger than that and my little nook of the web changed into a large a part of my existence.

Little did I do know the entire superb motivation and people who my weblog would deliver into my existence through the years. Thank you to each one among you for following my adventure the previous 3 years. You and been there via my successes, tricky coaching runs, and naturally my many loopy adventures!  ​

I’ve finished so much over the last 12 months – 53 races, traveled to a few lovely a laugh puts, met some superior other people, and made numerous recollections.  To have a good time Funner Runner’s 5th anniversary, I assumed it might be a laugh to have a look again at a few of my favorites of the previous 12 months.

1. Favorite Local Race (Atlanta)

​Hands down Peachtree Road Race on July 4th is my absolute favourite Atlanta race.  Period.  This race is the whole lot that I really like into one – America, operating, pals/circle of relatives, superb path fortify, and extra!  Let’s be actual, it’s extra like a 6.2 mile birthday celebration than a race, however you’ll be able to without a doubt run it any approach you wish to have to.  Remember, Atlanta Track Club participants (as of two/1/20) obtain assured access from March 15-22 (as opposed to the lottery for non-participants).
2. Favorite Destination Race

It was once so superior to return to Pittsburgh in May to run the Pittsburgh 5K and Half Marathon!  The complete race weekend was once superior and filled with sightseeing, circle of relatives, and pals.  Oh yea, and 16.2 miles of operating one of the vital iconic bridges and portions of Pittsburgh as I take at the Steel Challenge (5K on Saturday and Half Marathon on Sunday)!  Sadly, I would possibly not be making it again to Pittsburgh this 12 months as a result of I’ve some new travels deliberate for 2020 and I’ve to unfold the trip finances out a little bit.

three. Favorite Medal
I admit it, I will be a little bit of a medal snob.  It is not all the time in regards to the measurement of the medal, if it spins, and even the design.  Sometimes it’s in regards to the recollections from the medal.  While each medal has a tale, the one who in point of fact stands out for me this 12 months is my 2nd Savage Race medal of 2019.  This was once my first impediment path race that I used to be operating solo.  Yes, I used to be educated, but it surely was once time to place the whole lot in combination. I conquered fears and in point of fact proved issues to myself that day.  

four. Favorite New Race
As I began taking over extra 5Ks, I began finding extra “new to me” or new races.  While it wasn’t a brand new race precisely, one among my favourite new races in 2019 was once the Hotlanta 5K.  Yes, you’ve heard me communicate in regards to the Hotlanta Half Marathon various occasions over the last few years, however new for 2019 was once the Hotlanta 5K which is identical superb race day enjoy, simply with 10 much less miles concerned.  While I used to be unhappy not to be operating the part marathon, I completely liked the brand new 5K possibility.  I used to be ready to run the gap that I used to be cleared to do, benefit from the put up-race occasions and cheer at the runners getting into the general stretch of the part marathon.  

five. Favorite Memory​​
Due to clinical problems previous in 2019, I needed to reduce my mileage for some time.  I went from operating a number of part marathons a month not to operating a unmarried one for over six months.  The day that I were given the “all clear” with the intention to get started including extra mileage was once one among my favourite moments evidently.  The highway again to 13.1 wasn’t simple, however I it made crossing the end line of the 2019 Atlanta Thanksgiving Day half Marathon THAT a lot sweeter!


Credit: EnMotive

Thank you once more to all of my circle of relatives, pals, and fans on your fortify over the last 12 months!  It has been a perfect 12 months for me and I will not thanks sufficient for following alongside in my adventure.  Cheers to creating 12 months 5 even larger, higher, and naturally FUNNER!


I will not thanks sufficient, however to have a good time how a few a laugh little GIVEAWAY!   Head over to my Instagram web page on your likelihood to go into to win a a couple of Goodr shades, $25 RoadID giftcard, and a Momentum Sparklet, Footnote and keyfob.

  <three  Much like to each one among you all.

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