Azure\’s Adventures

My adventures, fun times, and thoughts

Helvetia Half Marathon 2008 June 16, 2008

Filed under: Half Marathons/Marathons,Running and other activities — azureraff @ 11:52 pm

This year a huge group of us ran the Helvetia Half Marathon in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Eric and ran in the race last year (he runs in it every year), but it was fantastic to get such a large group to keep me motivated and the weather was AWESOME! Last year is rainied.  Mac kept me going the entire way, since after mile ten I wanted to be done and drop dead…that always happens to me around mile ten.  After it was over…I was thinking that I can’t believe that I signed up for a marathon and I have to run double what I just did!  I better get to training! 

We planned a big after party/keggar at Erics for friends, family, and the runners.  Good times!

 

The group of runners that participated were:

10K: 

Trisha and Rick (they plan on doing the half next year)

Half Marathon:

Azure, Eric, Mac, Ryan D McCoy, Tara, Heather, Chuck A., Nick, Kim, Bruce Candy

Here is some pics from the race:

   Eric and I near the finish line in Hillsboro Stadium.

Erics sister Trisha and brother-in-law Rick

Me and Mac “Daddy” (he is looking very patriotic!)

Ryan D. McCoy and Chuck A. (no sweat for him, he just did Denali!)

Tara and I (I love my mirror pond :))

Candy, Ryan, Mac, and Heather having fun at the afterparty!

Most of the runners! Yay, what an accomplishment!  I personally think running is harder than climbing a damn mountain 🙂 Until next time…..

 

Run Like Hell! Half Marathon, 10/23/2007 October 31, 2007

Filed under: Half Marathons/Marathons,Running and other activities — azureraff @ 9:33 pm

Me and a group of my friends decided to sign up for the “Run Like Hell” half marathon.  We decided it would be a fun half considering everyone will be dressing up (and people didn’t like they said!).  Eric and I decided to go with the military “dessert storm” look.  Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures, we were running late the day of the race.  The race was hard I thought because I hadn’t been training much.  I could not get warmed up the whole time!  The race went up Tuwilliger Blvd. in Portland near OHSU which is a really hard hill! I ran it during the Shamrock run in March!  Beautiful course overall though!  This was the first half for Heather, Nick, and Tara!  Good job! 

We then proceeded to head to Ryans for a pumpkin carving party and plenty to drink! The party was at 4pm and I spent most of the day not moving out of bed…uggg.  I felt out of shape!  Here are some pictures from Ryans party:

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Everyone at Ryans that ran in the race! Some 5K some the half marathon…. A lot of us!!!

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Ryan…you rock!

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After a few drinks!!

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Tara, Janelle, and Mike…shot anyone?

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Strike a pose Nick! 🙂

 

Hood to Coast August 24-25,2007 September 10, 2007

Filed under: Hood to Coast,Running and other activities — azureraff @ 2:37 am

This year I was fortunate to get a hood to coast team.  They only allow 1000 teams from around the world to join and they refused 600 teams this year.  My team “Run Me Tender” consisted of 12 members and 3 volunteers.  Each of us run three legs over the course of 27 hours based on our team time.  Van 1 consisted of myself, Eric, Curt, Sheri, Rich, and Vicki.  Van 2 was Mike, Gretchen, Ryan, Laura (both from Colorado), Sarah and Jason. 

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The start of the race, on top of Mt. Hood

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A couple of our volunteers while doing our first legs…Jim, and my mom Angie

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Me look happy on the first leg (nearly 6 miles with 2500 feet of elevation drop) from Mt. Hood! YeeHa! I look happy now 🙂

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Van 1: Rich, me, Eric, Vicki, Curt, and Sheri

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Vicki posing by the picture I drew of her on the van…I did good 🙂

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Eric finishing his first leg after at 2000 ft drop!

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Van 2 at the beach: Jason, Gretchen, Ryan (forrest gump), Laura, Sarah, and Mike…Gretchen big bro the mascot is in the back

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Nice spandex Ryan! one of his three running outfits.

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Run, Forrest, Run! We did have some creative ideas on the team 🙂

….Until next year!

 

Sauvie Island Half July 4, 2007

Filed under: Half Marathons/Marathons,Running and other activities — azureraff @ 9:44 pm

On the fourth of July a group of us decided to run the Sauvie Island half marathon.  I thought it was great last year….great weather great organization.  This year, poor organization and it started a half hour late on a scorching hot day! My times keep getting worse as the summer goes along.  My friend Ryan organiazed the event and we joined him afterward for a party at his place for the fourth!

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Me (what the heck am I doing), Eric, Mac, Gretchen, Mike, and Ryan D. McCoy

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Ryan after crossing the finish line…bloody nipples and all!

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WooHoo! You Rock Ryan!!