See Beth Run

In August 2010 I decided that I was ready to do something big–namely train for my first half marathon! For someone who was a mostly non-runner, this was a big deal!

In January 2011, I finished my first half marathon–the 2011 Walt Disney World Half–with flying colors! Seven half marathons later, and I’ve still the racing bug badly, and I’m running through 2011 2012. Follow along here as I continue my running journey!

My Motivation:
Deciding to Make a Run for It!
Two Months Til Race Day!
After Disney, The Next Steps
Mid-Summer Musings (or How I try to stay motivated)

Race Recaps:

2010 Races
My First Race: The 5K at the Baltimore Running Festival
My First 10k: Capital Running’s Veterans Day 10K
Inaugural Huff, Puff, and Race for Pumpkin Pie 5k

2011 Races
Walt Disney World Half Marathon
2011 Kelly Shamrock 5k–A Wordless Recap of a New PR!
National Half Marathon Relay–Attack of Foodtila the Hon!
Road Racing Goes International–the Paris Breakfast Run
The Maryland Half Marathon–A Hillier than Expected Journey, and a BIG PR!
Hot, Hot, HOT Masser 5 Miler–an Introduction to Summer Running (SSRC 2011)
Back to Back Weekend Recap and a New 5k PR (SSRC 2011)
The 5k Madness Continues (SSRC 2011)
The Race That Wasn’t: The Wildwood Half–Thanks Irene!
Rock N’ Roll Philly: Rockin Out in the City of Brotherly Love, and a New Half PR
I Never Want to Feel Like this Again, A Run Among the Casinos of Atlantic City: Atlantic City Half Marathon
A Run in Paradise: A Wordless Look at the Castaway Cay 5k on Disney’s Castaway Cay
Second Times the Charm: Veterans Day 10k 2011–10K PR 55.14
The Worst Race Ever? Hot Chocolate 15k

2012 Races
The Half and Half Challenge: 2 Halfs in 24 hours! The Walt Disney World Half Marathon and the Walt Disney World Marathon Relay
Learning to Make the Hard Call–An Injury-caused DNS at Kelly Shamrock 5k
Ocean City Island to Island Half Marthon–A Totally Unexpected PR
Walk or Puke: Marine Corps Historic Half
Another Championship Series! Masser 5 Miler NEW PR 44.50 (SSRC 2012)
Blue and Gold 5k–A Time Trial and a NEW PR 26.37 (SSRC 2012)
Father’s Day 5k (SSRC 2012) and a big CAKE!
Jungle Jim’s 5k Splash 2012 (SSRC 2012)
Beach Paper Firecracker 5k (SSRC 2012)
Hottest Race Ever: Seashore Striders Classic (SSRC 2012)
Dam Mill 5k and a new PR! (SSRC 2012) NEW PR 26.28
Let’s Die on the Beach, Each!: The Wild Half Marathon
The Happiest PR Place on Earth: The Disneyland Half Marathon NEW PR 1.57.29
Dogfish Dash: Getting My Spectator Shoes On
Baltimore Running Festival 2012: I am the Queen of the Candy Corn
Blue Talon Turkey Trot 2012: A Long Awaited Return from Injury Town
A Suprisingly Strong Comeback: Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon

2013 Races
How I Beat The Flu and Still Finished 13.1: 2013 WDW Half Marathon
Can I get a few seconds please? 2013 Kelly Shamrock 5k
Rock N Roll USA 2013
FARC 5k New PR 26.02
Couples Race: Expedition Everest Challenge 2013
Relay with the Peacocks: Buffalo Marathon Relay 2013

eileendv October 21, 2010 at 8:26 am

Hey! I took this picture! :) I love your title: See Beth Run! Like See Spot Run!!! So cute! I’m glad also that you have convinced Carlos to join you in the 10k. Hopefully he’ll be ready for it, and not hold you back! :)

Beth October 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

Thanks Eileen!

We just need to make sure Carlos runs more before the 10k! He needs to run 3X a week to really get in good 10k shape!

Joe McDonald February 7, 2011 at 11:33 am

My wife and I love this website. Great Job Beth! Keep up the good work with the running. Have you ever ran a 5k or 15k mud run. I signed up for Rebel Race in June. I can’t wait to do the obstacle course. It looks like so much fun. Treat yourself to some fun. take a look at their website at


Beth February 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Joe–I’ve seen these mud races before and they do look like fun if you don’t mind getting dirty. Unfortunately, I’m not a mud lover–I don’t mind sweat, but mud not so much–so I’ll hold off on one of these for now!

Heather May 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm

You picked an amazing 1/2 to start with. My sister wants me to do the Hawaii full marathon in December. Not sure yet whether I can commit.

Lori September 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Yay for you! I just signed up for my very first 1/2 marathon…rocknroll Denver…Im not a runner (broken leg and acl repair) sooooo Im walkin it….Been training and Im way excited….Good Stuff…best of luck and thanks for the recipie!

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