Thursday, January 27, 2011

RC3 Chicks Rocking PF Chang's

There are always some RC3 Chicks running in PF Chang's whether officially or unofficially (shhhhhhh... don't tell). First I'll say that all the official runners looked fabulous and they ALL had personal records. Syndie had a 20 something minute PR. It's incredible to see how far she's come in a year. Also besting their previous half times were Darris, Paula, and Kristin. Renee Pavelek ran her first half marathon in 2:07 which was very cool. Dara was the only full marathoner and it was her day. Literally...it was her Birthday!


We sometimes make the rules up as we go—but it's an unwritten rule that Chicks don't let other Chicks celebrate running B-days and first time half marathons without some "Chick-A-Tude". So six of us packed into my Honda Fit and drove down to jump out onto the course. Nikki helped Renee get a super first half time by distracting her almost the entire distance. Chris Brown surprised Paula who was trying to break 2 hours and she did with speedy Chris there. Elaine, Jennifer, Nicole and I split up the marathon to party with the Birthday girl. She did great and beat her first marathon time(Nike Women's). Keep in mind that after Nike Women's marathon, Dara spent a few days in the hospital with pneumonia and Valley Fever. She had not run any long runs (18 or 20 milers) before PF Chang's. Nicole and I ran with her the last 10 miles and she never once complained about how tired or sore she was... well except for the butt cramp at mile 22-23.

Pacer Chicks and fast Chicks (the ones with medals).

The unofficial runners who won't be named so as not to get busted
by the Race Etiquette police!

Nicole helping Dara work out the 20 something mile butt cramp.
The dudes were totally checking the situation out!

Nicole and Nikki while waiting for Renee to come running by.
Chris finds Paula... Yay!!

New Year's Day Run

Before January is over, I thought I'd share our New Year's Day run. Or our 1-11 at Reach 11 run. We had a great turnout and I think everyone got in a good first run of the New Year. Sorry about the overexposure. We're just happy that we have SUN in January!

(back left to right) Jodi A, Nikki, Jennifer, Kelly, Susie, Renee R, Kim, Cori, Dara
(front left to right) Valerie, e, Susan P, Shelly and Paula