As I told y'all a couple times last year, 2012 was designated as my "Year of Bonus Bling." It wasn't something I planned from the beginning of the year, rather something I just kinda fell into. So here's a pictorial representation of a year of "Bonus Bling" races!
First: The New Year's Double in Allen, TX. I ran the New Year's Eve 5K on December 31st, 2011 and the New Years Day 5K on January 1st, 2012. Since I did both races, I earned a Challenge plate to magnetically mount the two individual medals. My friend Janice and I did this race series together.
Second: Disney's Coast to Coast Challenge. I ran the Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando, FL on January 8th and the Disneyland Tinkerbell Half Marathon in Anaheim, CA on January 29th. By running at least a half marathon on both coasts in the same calendar year, I earned the Coast To Coast Challenge Medal. My dad and BFF, as well as many of my ROTE friends and I ran these together.
Third: Patriot's Challenge in Williamsburg, VA. I ran the Fit to Run Fit to Dream 8K on Saturday, May 19th and the Run for the Dream Half Marathon on Sunday, May 20th. By completing both days I earned the Patriot's Challenge medal. I ran this race series with my friends Megan, Jen, Katie, Dana, and Laura.
Fourth: The Half It All Challenge in San Francisco, CA. I ran the San Francisco First Half Marathon on July 31, 2011 and the Second Half Marathon on July 29, 2012. By running the two halfs in consecutive years I earned the Half It All Challenge Medal (it spins!). I ran the Second Half with my friend Nancy.
Finally: Rock Encore. I ran the Rock'n'Roll Dallas Half on March 25th and the Rock'n'Roll San Antonio Half on November 11th. By running two Rock'n'Roll races in the same calendar year, I earned the Rock Encore Medal. I ran the R'n'R San Antonio Half with my friend Rachel.
Of course, the year also included two medals not associated with "bonus bling": my Wounded Warrior 10K medal and my Marine Corps Marathon medal. Love them both!
|Marine Corps Marathon|
|Wounded Warrior 10K|