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Personal best and second place in my age division at last night’s 5K in support of Brooke’s Blossoming Hope for Childhood Cancer Foundation and in loving memory of Crystal Richards Hansen:


Color Me Rad

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(Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Corpus Christi)







Rise & Shine

Today’s healthy spark:








color bomb!

Yesterday I participated in a Color Me Rad Run ( to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It was so much fun! People of all ages and backgrounds walked or ran 5K and got color bombed in the process. There were no pressures to be fast since there were no timers. Everyone was smiling. The hats, costumes, and funky socks were quite a sight. It’s one of the rare times adults can be playful and get “dirty.” The weather was beautiful. This is an awesome walk/run for beginners and folks who are regular runners. 🙂







You go girl!

7th Annual You Go Girl 5K Run

Started and ended at the Brewster Street Ice House on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 in Corpus Christi, Texas

Event Details: “The purpose of You Go Girl! is to create a positive and joyful experience that encourages more women to enter organized activities, get involved with a healthy training program at any level and to become aware of health issues that concern them.  This year the beneficiary is First Friday.  First Friday was created in 1994 by a small group of local women who came together to fight breast cancer in South Texas.  Proceeds from this events along with Christus Spohn Health System’s annual contributions, have underwritten thousands of screening mammograms for the women of South Texas.”

Early morning:


Running near the Art Museum of South Texas:

Running along Shoreline Boulevard:




run jenny run

South Padre Island Sand Crab

5K & 10K Nighttime Beach Run:

  • Last Saturday, April 28th, 2012.
  • My first 10K race at night.
  • Lots of friendly participants from a wide range of ages and abilities.
  • Totally fun.
  • Cool after-party with BBQ and music.
  • More information in case you’re interested in joining next year:

I still have some sore muscles, but it was worth it. 🙂



finish line

I completed my first 10K in Texas today!  And on the beach no less!  Whoo-hoo!  It was a beautiful morning, not too hot or too cold.  Running on the packed sand was easier than the softer parts of the beach.  The sound of the waves was helpful for my focus.  Beachgoers were friendly and often smiled or said hello.  My only mishap was missing an important turn near the pier.  Since the slower runners lost track of the lead pack and there weren’t any signs pointing out which direction we were supposed to go, a few of us ended up running a bit farther than we were supposed to.  I guess these things can happen at smaller local races.  I was okay in the end and am proud that I finished.  A few blisters and some sore muscles, but I’m good overall.  And in true South Texas-style, I had some very yummy breakfast tacos and homestyle potatoes afterwards.  Port Aransas is definitely growing on me. 🙂

19th Annual Port Aransas Sand & Surf Beach Run – Finish Line:

Who would have thought I would run into a fellow Michigander?  It’s a small world.  Go Blue!  This lovely lady is in her 80s.  She informed me that I should keep moving at any age.  If I remember correctly, she won her age division for the 2-mile walk.



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