2023 Races

Run Into the New Year 10k
Shorewood Hills, WI – 12/31/23

A cold but dry race over by Milwaukee, third in the Winter Run series.  I ran well,  46:09.  Since it’s still the Year of the Rabbit, I wore my Roger Rabbit outfit.

Run Santa Run 5k
Madison, WI – 12/16/23

Cindy Lou Who was out for a bit of a wet run 🙂 Got lots of cheers and beat the Grinch.

Last Call Half Marathon
Waukesha, WI – 12/3/23

Ran this as part of my long run of 20 miles (4 warmup, 3 cooldown).  We actually had pretty decent weather for Wisconsin in December.

Run Wild Turkey Trot 5k
Palm Springs, CA – 11/23/23

Out visiting Palm Springs for the first time for Thanksgiving, and did the local turkey trot. Nice and sunny and warm! Ran 22:49. 

Elf Run 10k
Hales Corners, WI – 11/19/23

Donned my best elf outfit and enjoyed this hilly race over by Milwaukee. Ran 47:10, first in my age group.

Madison Half Marathon
Madison, WI – 11/12/23

I always enjoy doing this race, lots of running friends out either racing or cheering. It was harder this year- I wore an outfit inspired by my wife, who was going to do this race last year with My Team Triumph.  She passed away two weeks before that race and MTT ran with a life size photo of her in the chair in her memory.

Disney Wine & Dine 5k/10k/half marathon
Orlando, FL – 11/3-5/23

I had a Muppets theme for the Disney races. I ran as Kermit with Fozzie for the 5k, First Mate Piggy from Pigs in Space for the 10k, and the Swedish Chef for the half marathon.  It was a fun weekend and surprisingly not too hot & humid.

Pumpkin Run 10k
Oconomowoc, WI – 10/22/23

Fun local race just east of Madison. I wore my Jessie from Toy Story costume, and it was perfect running weather. I was surprised to be first woman overall, in 45:00.  The fast kids must have done the 5k.

Detroit Free Press mile/5k/half marathon
Detroit, MI – 10/14-15/23

I did a three race challenge, the mile and 5k on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday. It was rainy on Saturday but nice on Sunday. The half ran into Canada, so I wore my “international” outfit.  I wanted to run around 1:45 for the half, and came in just under that.

1848 Duathlon
Pewaukee, WI – 10/8/23

I’d signed up for this race series a year ago, and unfortunately wasn’t able to do many of them. But I did hit the last one. It was chilly but otherwise a good day. I was first overall woman, mostly because a couple other really fast ladies that were usually there didn’t race this time.

Gilda’s Run 5k
Madison, WI – 10/1/23

Another fundraiser event. It was unseasonably hot, which made the Roseanne Roseannadanna outfit a bit warm. But this was an important race to do, it was the last race I ever got to do with my wife, in 2022.

Badger Challenge bike ride
Madison, WI – 9/24/23

Not a race, but an important event raising money for cancer research. I rode 67 miles, honoring my late wife, who would have been 67 years old the next day. I wore a bumble bee outfit that was the first costume she ever wore in a triathlon. She loved running costumes.

Devil’s Challenge Triathlon
Baraboo, WI – 9/17/23

I hadn’t ever done this local race, it’s usually super cold. But it was a nice day and a fun (but very hilly!) race. I placed second in my age group. And had an appropriately devilish outfit.

Ironman Wisconsin 70.3
Madison, WI – 9/9/23

I was originally going to do the full Ironman, but dropped to the 70.3 a month out because my heart just wasn’t in it.  It was a good decision, I had a good race and had fun.  I finished in 5:32:11, and was first woman in my age group

River Run half marathon
Rockford, IL – 8/19/23

I had a 13 mile run on my schedule so figured why not find a half to run.  This was a nice low key small race, along the river.  I wore my League of Their Own  outfit, since the Rockford Peaches were well known there. Got lots of cheers, and ran just under 1:50.

Wisconsin Womens Triathlon
Pleasant Prairie, WI – 8/13/23

Double sprint tri weekend, this was a larger race than Sage City, and one we had done several times in the past.  I ran into some friends, had good weather, and a fast race. Final time 1:11:40, first in my age group.

Sage City Sprint triathlon
Monticello, IL – 8/12/23

I did this small tri to honor my wife. The mini tri was her last triathlon, she did after 6 months of chemo.  I was so proud of her.  It was a nice but emotional race this year.

Door County Half Iron Triathlon
Egg Harbor, WI – 7/16/23

First long tri in a couple years, it’s a beautiful location and a great race.  I stayed pretty steady and felt good through the end, finishing in 5:36:42, first place in my small age group.

Pleasant Prairie Triathlon – Olympic distance
Pleasant Prairie, WI – 6/25/23

Ramping up the tri season, this is a race venue I’d done in the past at the Women’s tri, but the first time to do the longer olympic distance. I had a good race, finishing in 2:39:39, second in my age group.  I wore my new “Year of the Rabbit” tri suit.

Drop13 Half Marathon
Salt Lake City, UT – 6/10/23

Fast downhill half in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  I ran this to get a better proof of time for corral placement at Disney races.  I ran a 1:37:21, my fastest half in a while!

Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita 5k
Austin, TX – 6/8/23

A night race in Austin, I ran this with my wife for our 15th anniversary many years ago.  I decided to go back and run it in honor of her, for our 26th anniversary this year.  Free margarita after the race 🙂

Run Madtown half marathon
Madison, WI – 5/28/23

A local favorite. I ran as a flamingo, and it was perfect weather. I ran a 1:46:29, 1st place in my age group.

Pewaukee Duathlon
Pewaukee, WI – 5/21/23

Fun little duathlon over by Milwaukee. I came in second woman overall, behind my friend Lauren. 

Cincinnati Flying Pig 5k/10k/half marathon
Cincinnati, Oh – 5/7/23

I ran the 5k and 10k on Saturday, and they were great fun.  The half on Sunday was brutal- torrential rain, lightning, and a 5 mile climb in the middle. I had to stop and shelter in place on the course about 45 minutes in, because of lightning.  And my Pigs in Space costume kind of melted by the end. But I finished it.

Boston Marathon 
Boston, MA – 4/27/23

My fifth time to run Boston, I did it not for time but just to have fun. I stopped for a selfie at all 11 Dunkin Donuts along the course.  I ran a 4:19:02.

First Call half marathon 
Waukesha, WI – 3/26/23

I ran this as a long training run, in 1:53:00.  I wore my Laverne and Shirley outfit, since it was near Milwaukee.  2nd place on my age group.

Sand Hollow half marathon 
Hurricane, UT – 3/11/23

Small local race in southern Utah, it was a nice day and I ran a 1:45:21, good for second overall woman. And I was dressed as the Energizer Bunny.

Petit Indoor Marathon Relay
Milwaukee, WI – 3/4/23

95 laps around the indoor track at the ice center, with a team of four. It was a great time, I ran the last 45 laps for about 12.5 miles.

Northern Lights 5k
Reykjavik, Iceland  – 2/4/23

On a trip with Marathon Expeditions and we did the local fun run, all lit up!

Miami Half Marathon
Miami, FL – 1/29/23

Travelled with a group of runners from Madison, it was nice to be warm and get some sun. The race was hot and humid so I ran it as a training run, in 1:52:07.

Disney World Dopey Challenge
Orlando, FL – 1/5/23-1/8/23

Ran the 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon at Disney. Four costumes, and I even rode the Expedition Everest coaster twice during the marathon. 

5k Nick Wilde with Fenneck

10k Tron

Half Marathon, Jessie the cowgirl

Marathon, Roger Rabbit

New Years Day Dash
Madison, WI – 1/1//23

First race of the year, I ran as a bunny since it’s the Year of the Rabbit. Finished the 5 milers in 37:54, second in my age group.