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@supergirl21

Indianola, IA Raving since 2017 active 8 months ago

About Me

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    Des Moines Half Marathon

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  • I run because:

    I love how I feel physically and mentally after a good long run. I enjoy challenging myself and pushing myself to achieve more through running. I love how I can eat whatever I want.

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 21, 2018 1:51:46

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 21, 2018 1:51:46
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 15, 2017 1:54:43

My Raves

Des Moines Marathon

Des Moines Marathon

This was my second time doing this race event and half marathon, and definitely recommend it to friends and family interested in trying this race. The course is absolutely beautiful, … MORE

This was my second time doing this race event and half marathon, and definitely recommend it to friends and family interested in trying this race. The course is absolutely beautiful, and for half marathoners, it’s a pleasantly flat course with some mild grade hills here and there. Plenty of hydration stations were scattered throughout the course, and options for porta potties sprinkled here and there during the course. I thought it was extra sweet they offered tissues to racers, because it was so dang cold that day! The jackets that participants received this year were absolutely awesome! Liked these way better than last year’s swag. Packet pick up went really smooth. I felt like signage was good throughout, so you didn’t get off course, and you always knew what mile you were on. My husband followed my progress with ease, using the IMT app, so that was really cool. The medal was pretty, and I’ll just cherish it, because I am proud of what I accomplished that day, so I’m not incredibly picky about that. My biggest complaint was where they decided to block the road for racers coming down Indianola Ave from the south…we ended up parking quite a long distance from the start of the race, and had to jog to the line up to make it in time. There was plenty of closer parking that was wasted, and it wasn’t like this last year. I’m afraid I didn’t stick around for the after party this year, because truth be told…I’m not a huge fan of cold weather =)

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Des Moines Marathon

Des Moines Marathon

This was my very first half marathon, and I think I picked a good one! Most of the path was fairly flat or low grade inclines/declines. The scenery was gorgeous...I … MORE

This was my very first half marathon, and I think I picked a good one! Most of the path was fairly flat or low grade inclines/declines. The scenery was gorgeous…I mean, can’t get much better than Iowa in the fall anyways. I thoroughly enjoyed the bands that were playing here and there along the way. Lots of aid stations, and WONDERFUL groups of people cheering you on, offering you water, gatorade, and energy gels. I got a real kick out of some of the signage I spotted along the route. I absolutely LOVE the long sleeved shirt that all runners received, and the medal you get at the finish line is gorgeous, and I’ll cherish it forever! I love that my spouse could track where I was on his phone while he waited for me, and catch me at different spots along the way. Finding parking at the event was no big deal, which was surprising and awesome. Just a great area to hold an event, extremely well organized from packet pick up to finish line and post party. I highly recommend this race, especially for any first time half or full marathoners. I thought it was fun the extra activities you could participate in, and how there was some options for your kiddos as well. Definitely something I plan to get my whole family involved in when my little boys get a bit older =) Thank you Des Moines!!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5
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