Local 5K Race Report: Deltona's Love Your Heart 2016

Deltona's Love Your Heart 5K was a nearby race that I could bike to, so registering was practically inevitable. The cute cupid finisher's medal didn't hurt, either. This race took place at Deltona Middle School and benefitted the American Heart Association. The out-and-back course followed the bike trail spur from the school to Thornby Park and back.

Race Report: Track Shack's Celebration of Running 5K 2016

Track Shack's Celebration of Running kicks of the running season in central Florida for a lot of runners. This year there were 1820 finishers. The event is the first in Track Shack's annual Running Series which has been around for 39 years! The race benefits the Track...

Race Recap: Star Wars Rival Run 5K 2019

Yay, it's Star Wars race weekend at Disney World! I've run this weekend for the past three years. You can read my reports about previous 5K races here: 2016 Dark Side 5K (my first runDisney event); 2017 Dark Side 5K; 2018 Dark Side 5K. This...

Race Recap: Melissa's Race 2021

I ran this local charity race for brain cancer in 2019 and participated virtually last year. And in 2021 it was my first in-person race in over a year! I hadn't participated in a race since The House Next Door 5K on March 7, 2020....

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...