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Running is fun! My name is Amy and I started running at age 43 when I decided to get my obesity under control. I started using MyFitnessPal with great success and the following month, August 2015, I started with a C25K (Couch To 5K) program. I was very surprised to find myself enjoying everything about running! Before finishing the program I signed up for my first 5K race and by then I was totally hooked! I wanted to have a place to share my race reports and gear reviews, so was born. Thank you for visiting!

Some Of My Favorite Races

Race Report: Inaugural Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon

I had registered for the Star Wars Dark Side 5K back in September 2015, and soon after regretted not registering for the 10K, and then later for the half marathon. The races all sold out quickly so I was out of luck. Or was I? On February 18th,...

Race Report: Swamp House Half 2017

I ran the sixth annual Swamp House Half Marathon on March 5th. It was my first time running this race, which courses through my hometown of DeBary, Florida. Swamp House is a fundraiser for my local running club, West Volusia Runners (WVR). The route follows residential streets, our...

Race Report: Chimpathon 16K 2017

Chimpathon is a special 16K race that takes place in Fort Pierce, Florida. The course runs from the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds along a multi-use path and rural road to Save the Chimps, the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary. Particpants run the dirt roads of the sanctuary,...

Race Recap: Pump House Run 5K

I participated in the Pump House Run in Lake Apopka, Florida this year. I'm not sure but I think it was an inaugural event. The main run was an 8-miler from Magnolia Park along hard-packed gravel roads to the historic Pump House by the lake. There was...

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