Monday, June 17, 2013

Landing On The Sun, 52 Half Marathons In 52 Weeks

On August 20, 2012 I wrote: The next adventure translates to reach the hot, round, and yellow star that is above us. And with that I will secure a special place in the asylum sharing with nuts individuals that will continue doing nothing else than piling more Half Marathons underneath the bed. There will not be any more movements towards anywhere, no other dimensions, no other solar systems, nowhere, just moving around in circles around the star because when I arrive there I will become one of the Masters of the Asylum and I will be fried. 52 Half Marathons in a year... 

Landing On The Sun: 52 Half Marathons in 52 Weeks has become a matter of fact. I can say that I am glad I did it though I hesitated several times on continuing doing it. The major challenge of all was not being at home during the weekends with my hubby, and not having any day to actually sleep in. Though most of the races were in Western Washington and relatively close, just the fact of getting up early, drive, run, drive back, shower, eat, and nap, made the whole weekend day unavailable for anything else. It's done now and I loved ALL the races. I am taking a well deserved 3-month period of not racing. I’ll keep running and I may race only 2 or 3 short races at most before my next Marathon in Ohio (Sep 21). So, if you are encouraged, come and visit. It takes time, but it feels great up here, and HOT!

The greatest thanks to my hubby for his unconditional support. 


Here are the stats for this 52-week cycle which started and finished with the same race: Berry Dairy, in Burlington, WA, from 6/16/12 to 6/15/13.

Stats: 52 Half Marathons in 52 weeks. 46 in Western Washington, 2 in Eastern Washington, 2 in Oregon, 2 in British Columbia, Canada.

Fastest: 1:45:23 – JBLM, Lakewood, WA - Sep 15, 2012
Slowest: 2:08:58 – Lake Sammamish, WA – Mar 09, 2013
Average: 1:55:00

Favorite Race Overall: Capital City, Olympia, WA (tough decision between Capital and North Olympic Discovery, NODM, Port Angeles, WA – didn’t like the profile of the latter).

Favorite Course: Edmonds USRA, Edmonds, WA
Least Favorite Course: Labor Day, Redmond, WA

Favorite Shirt: NODM

Favorite Bling: NODM & Capital City
Favorite Division Award: Seattle, Tacoma City, Capital City, NODM

Hilliest: Edmonds USRA, Edmonds, WA & Round Mountain, Naches, WA
Flattest: First Call (Spring, Presidents & Veterans), Bothell, WA

Most Scenic: NODM  & Round Mountain, Naches, WA

Wettest: Abbotsford, BC, Canada.
Driest: Sage Rat, Sunnyside, WA

Coldest: Veterans Day, Bothell, WA – 11/10/12 – 30F
Hottest: Moon Run, Olympia, WA – 7/7/12 - 84F

Closest: Edmonds, USRA – 7.5 miles – 15 min
Furthest: Helvetia, Hillsboro, OR – 207 miles – 3h 20 min

Hardest: Lake Sammamish, WA (Very sick during that week, 80 hours without food before the race.
Easiest: Edmonds, USRA (definitely, hills is what I like)!

In My Heart: Seattle

96 comments:

Sharon Sha-Run Butler said...

What an amazing achievement. I am so proud of you!

Julie Odefey Weidemann said...

very amazing!!!!

Staci Williams said...

Yay!!!! What an accomplishment! Happy to have met you along your journey.

David Rolls said...

That's an outstanding accomplishment. Congratulations!

Nathan Corliss said...

amazing!!

Maria Isabel Aldanondo said...

Waooo Lizzie!!! Mil felicidades.... Besos para todos...Tu Pilú? ; ) !!!!

Robin Canell said...

Lauryn and I are so proud of you!!!! Welcome to the Sun!!! It's pretty bright up here! (We will miss you)

Jd Sosa said...

Congrats for the busy record and most deserved resting lapse.

Gerbielyn Prieto said...

Congratulations - you're amazingingly FANATIC! Now enjoy your well deserved rest and time off!

Cindy Knull said...

Astounding!!! Congratulations!

Melissa Fryback said...

That's incredible!!! Congratulations!!!

Maria José Morante said...

Congratulations Lizzie! That is amazing. Enjoy your time off, and I can't wait to run with you in Ohio.

Angie Brionez said...

Congrats, Auntie. You are truly amazing.

Michael Hsu said...

Congratulations, Lizzie! It has been such a pleasure to see you racing!

Shelli Johnson Treely said...

Impressive. Very.

Sandy Yeager Roth said...

wow!! thats quite a feat!! congrats!

Melody Johnson Ziegler said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Clem George said...

Congrats Lizzie!

Lulo Sanchez said...

Wow Lizzie! Es bueno recargar las pilas y descansar un poco. Felicitaciones bien merecidas por ese gran logro.

Pete Hamann said...

Awesome!

Brenda Truman said...

Congratulations!!!'nn

Dawn Rushing said...

That's amazing!!

Atheana Weeks said...

Congrats! Enjoy your well deserved time off!

Randy Harbin said...

Good job enjoy your time off

Janice Bossart said...

wow!

Christy Hammond said...

You are amazing Lizzie Lee. So honored to have ran some races with your. Congrats on your accomplishment.

Brenda Hall said...

Great for you

Doug Beasley said...

thats awesome

Christina Repka said...

That is SOOOO Incredible!!!! You are an inspiration!!! Very very kool! Kick back and relax those toes

Shelley Paulsen said...

Congrats! Amazing!!

Linda Benefiel said...

Great job Lizzie...like you ROCK and ALWAYS will...hope to see you at some of your shorter races...benny...

Maria Dolores Gavilan Burbridge said...

You are amazing!!!!! Love you

Aisha Mason said...

Awesome accomplishment!!! How did you manage without any injury?

Danny Hartley said...

Welcome to the sun from #2666 Indiana Congratulations

Regina Rawson-Goodwin said...

Amazing!!! Congrats!!

Laura Spears said...

So proud of you and honored to have ran with your beautiful self!!

Kristin Gordon-Hock said...

So inspiring (and I thought my 13 13.1s in 2013 was ambitious!)! Best of luck at the Dayton Air Force from another Ohio half fanatic

Lisa Shreck Saldivar said...

Wow!

Brenda Cooter said...

Congrdulations, if I had the money to do it, I would

Julio Quintero Ottati said...

Orgulloso de mi amiga corredora!!!!!!

Mynor Gonzalez said...

that's just kick azz!

Rae Mills said...

Impressive!!

Courtney Swafford-Jones said...

Awesome!!!

Kim Crum Klein said...

Congratulations, Lizzie! You are amazing and inspirational!

Paige Denison said...

BRAVO!!!

Andrew O. Brooks Sr. said...

Amazing! Congrats!

Eric Ratcliff said...

My hat's off to you Ma'am. Congrats!

Steven J Ferry said...

Great job. I love running with you. Enjoy your much deserved rest & hope to see you out there again

Cassandra Town said...

Wow Lizzie Lee! Congrats...simply amazing. You are such an inspiration!

Angela Urdaneta De Przybyl said...

Verdad que te felicito por la tenacidad, perseverancia y deterninacion! Besos

Elizabeth R. Bain said...

WOWZA.

Christine Olson said...

You ROCK! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Nikki Laflamme-Hein said...

Holy cow!!!! That is quite an accomplishment Lizzie! Congrats! And I love that you are a smart girl and are taking a nice long break from racing!

Michelle Barnes said...

Oh, no! What will we talk about on our morning runs?

Michelle Barnes said...

(PS. Congratulations!)

Loan O'Brien said...

True Fanatic!

Lise Grenier said...

WOW!!

Melissa Abbott Pollio said...

Yikes girl.... grats on that!!!! How in the world did you do it?

Judy Eriksson said...

Absolutely AMAZING! Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment!

Debra Zolan said...

This is incredible. Many, many congratulations. The SUN!! Whoo!

Lisa Serrano said...

you are a rockstar!!!

Carla Carter said...

That is awesome! Now what? Anything else seems too easy! Seriously, you should be so proud of yourself. this is awesome!

Diana Hernandez de Coll said...

Chama me quito el sombrero ante ti ...como dicen!!! que orgullo. Sigue asi un besote.

Carey Oliphant Marriott said...

Wow!

Jessica Burke Langston said...

Congrats! That is truly impressive!

Peach Villacarlos said...

Congratulations! That's an amazing accomplishment!

Angela Mulliniks said...

Wow, you go girl!

Arlene Claret said...

Wow Lizzie I remember ... it was only last year .. you made it girl ... keep on rocking ... you are our heroe !! Congratulations.

Stephanie UcantCatchme Puckett said...

Congrats lady!!!!! That's wonderful!!!!!

Kris Lange-Tebb said...

congrats girl!!!

Kris Lange-Tebb said...

congrats girl!!!

Mariana Piñango said...

felicitaciones! es ejemplar. (que hace con todas las franelas?)

Jennifer Danczak Raymo said...

I would love to hear more about your endeavor! Wow!!!

Peg Krecker said...

Congratulations! Great to meet you in Tacoma & hear some of your adventures. Good luck in the next challenge as I'm sure you'll find a good one!

Christine Santelli said...

Congrats!

Leslie IamwhoIam Fleming said...

Wow!!! Awesome

Phillip N Brenda Munoz said...

You deserve your 3 month rest. You are amazing!! Congrats on such a big accomplishment

Kimberlee Lafferty said...

GLORIOUS!!

Dorothy Haffey-Shoecraft said...

Wow, that is impressive!! Congrats.

Tricia McFadden said...

Absolutely amazing

Kimberlee Lafferty said...

p.s. I'm jelly bean jealous of how many races are that close to you!

Laura Lok said...

Wow

Queenie Zook said...

Weren't you at Berry Dairy Days on Saturday?

Karen Eviltwin Vollan said...

Congratulations.

lizzie lee said...

Thanks everybody! It was so much fun. Now I owe to my hubby to be with him on the weekends... and also to my sleep...I am also taking 3 weeks off running so I can sleep in. I slept in till 5:40 am today!!!!!!!!! (and no... I am not going to run in the afternoon)!!!

lizzie lee said...

I will be answering individually some of your questions... THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!

Susan Pierce Richards said...

I'm so happy for you... This was an incredible goal. Enjoy you well deserved rest!!!

Julia Wolf Miller said...

Amazing Lizzie! You are a warrior!

Dave Sherman said...

Way to go Lizzie! That's an amazing accomplishment. Taking a little time off will feel good.

Eric Hanson said...

Way to go!

Sara Prieto de Panero said...

Congratulations sis!!!!

Sonia Mendez De Zampella said...

Me alegro y te felicito, un besote

Gloria Martinez De Prieto said...

Muchas felicitaciones querida hijita. Te quiero

Pablo Correa said...

Lizzie!, eres toda una inspiracion!!. 52 en 52

Kate @ Life on the Pavement... said...

Congrats! That is so awesome!

Jamie Newbold said...

Hi Lizzie,

I stumbled onto your blog while reading another blog about the Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon. I used to work for Komen and remember chatting with you shortly after you completed your treatment (and subsequently plastered that fab picture of you and Diego all around town). What an amazing year you've had!

I started running last year after baby #2 and am onto my 4th half and training for my first full (Portland).

You were an inspiration back when we spoke in early 2009 and are an inspiration again today!

Congratulations on such an amazing journey.

Jamie Newbold