Our Addiction - Road Races




While we lived in Hawaii, we enjoyed the ability to run together a few times each week along with all of the other
great active things we could do. The arrival of Thelma, combined with a move to Connecticut (with it's associated
winter) and a return to sea duty had a big impact on our activities and our waistlines. After a few years of sea
duty, we both got a bit fed up with ourselves and decided we were going to have a weight-loss competition during
Dave's six month deployment in 2009-2010. We kicked off the competition with a couple 5K road races in October 2009.
After Dave returned from deployment almost 30 pounds lighter (but soundly beaten by Shala's 60 pound weight loss), we
jumped back into road races. After a couple races, we went whole hog and bought a very expensive running stroller for
the kids to replace the one we had been using. We continued racing through the transfer to Kansas and now we attempt
to race as often as possible. We have even gotten the kids into races of their own and Shala raced well into her 7th
month of pregnancy (and kept kicking butt, too). We've run on abnormally warm days and stupidly cold days, we've run
races in the rain and even underground. If there is a race, we will probably try to go do it.




Our Races
ShalaDave
Jack O'Keefe Strides 5K
4 OCT, 2009
Jack O'Keefe Strides 5K
4 OCT, 2009
Autumn on the Sound 5K
11 OCT, 2009
Autumn on the Sound 5K
11 OCT, 2009
Lawrence and Memorial Spring Stride 5K+
1 MAY, 2010
Lawrence and Memorial Spring Stride 5K+
1 MAY, 2010
Riverfront Run 5K+
15 MAY, 2010
Riverfront Run 5K+
15 MAY, 2010
N. Stonington Ed. Foundation 5K
29 MAY, 2010
N. Stonington Ed. Foundation 5K
29 MAY, 2010
SNA 5K by the Bay 5K
4 JUN, 2010
SNA 5K by the Bay 5K
4 JUN, 2010
Eudora Horsethief 5K
10 JUL, 2010
Eudora Horsethief 5K
10 JUL, 2010
Farmstead Stampede 5K
14 AUG, 2010
Farmstead Stampede 5K
14 AUG, 2010
Helen Gold 5K
11 SEP, 2010
Helen Gold 10K
11 SEP, 2010
Capital Pursuit 5k
26 SEP, 2010
Capital Pursuit 10 Mile
26 SEP, 2010
Running with Heart 5K
3 OCT, 2010
Run for the Roses 5k
10 OCT, 2010
Age Group - 3rd place
Run for the Roses 10K
10 OCT, 2010
Three Mile Creek Run 5k
16 OCT, 2010
Age Group - 1st place
Three Mile Creek Run 5K
16 OCT, 2010
Age Group - 2nd place
Harvest Moon 5k
23 OCT, 2010
Harvest Moon 5K
23 OCT, 2010
Age Group - 2nd place
Chocolaterie Stam 5K
31 OCT, 2010
Chocolaterie Stam 5 Mile
31 OCT, 2010
Five Sullivans Brothers Vet. Mem. 5K
6 NOV, 2010
Pilgrim Pacer 5K
13 NOV, 2010
Pilgrim Pacer 10K
13 NOV, 2010
Living History Farms 7.2 Mile CC Race
20 NOV, 2010
Thanksgiving Day 5K
25 NOV, 2010
Thanksgiving Day 5K
25 NOV, 2010
High Noon Rudolph Run 7.2 Mile Race
04 DEC, 2010
Great Santa Run 5K
05 DEC, 2010
Great Santa Run 5K
05 DEC, 2010
KC Jingle Bell Run 5K
12 DEC, 2010
KC Jingle Bell Run 5K
12 DEC, 2010
Polar Bear Strut 5K
29 JAN, 2011
TLC Groundhog Run 5K
30 JAN, 2011
10K for Tin Cans
20 MAR, 2011
Slim Down Ft Leavenworth 5K
26 MAR, 2011
Month of the Military Child 5K
2 APR, 2011
Age Group - 2nd place
Broadway Bridge Run 10K
10 APR, 2011
Wickedly Fast Half Marathon
16 APR, 2011
Midnight 5K
30 APR, 2011
Indian Creek 5K
1 MAY, 2011
7th Street Casino 5K
7 MAY, 2011
Blue Devil 5K
7 MAY, 2011
Overall - 3rd place
Drum Run 5K
22 MAY, 2011
Age Group - 3rd place
Cleats for Feet 5K
28 MAY, 2011
Cleats for Feet 5K
28 MAY, 2011
Hospital Hill Half Marathon
4 JUN, 2011
Firecracker 5K
4 JUL, 2011