Local 5K Race Report: Volusia Pines 5K 2016 or: That Time I Won a Race

So I kind of signed up for the Volusia Pines Elementary 5K on a whim. I was looking for races on RunSignUp.com and this nearby event came up. There weren't a lot of participants listed and the price was right ($10) so I thought I'd go for it. After I registered online, I realized I hadn't been asked my shirt size. And that it wasn't a timed race, which was something I'd meant to avoid. RunSignUp allowed cancellation for a while before the registration went through, so I cancelled my registration and sent an inquiry to the race director... who thanked me profusely for signing up. I got the t-shirt business sorted out and signed up again for the race. The race was to raise money for the school's kindergarten playground.

Race Recap: Running with the Chromies 5K 2019

Running with the Chromies is a local charity race that benefits Welcoming Hearts, a nonprofit dedicated to helping those with special needs, including families of individuals with Downs Syndrome. This was the first year a 10K was offered alongside the 5K. I ran the 5K before...

Local 10K Race Report: Suck It Up Buttercup 2016

Suck It Up Buttercup is a somewhat "hilly" midsummer race in central Florida. It kind of sucks, but for some reason I had a lot of fun! Training & Goals No special training and no particular goals for this race. I didn't imagine I could PR in the...

Race Report: Castaway Cay Challenge 2018

The day after the 2018 WDW Marathon, Arthur and I boarded the Disney Dream for a 4-night cruise. This particular cruise is tied to marathon weekend, in a way. While all Disney cruises that visit their private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay, offer a "ship 5K", only...

Race Report: Turtle Krawl 5K 2016

The Turtle Krawl 5K claims to be the largest 5K in Brevard County Florida. The race takes place on a barrier island, in coastal Indialantic, and runs through residential streets as well as along a seaside roadway. Proceeds from the race benefit the Sea Turtle Preservation...