I’m going to be a 4-time Iron Girl!

February 4, 2013 at 6:25 am

I’m still kind of on a post-race high after the Best Damn Race 10K on Saturday. It felt so good to be back out there running a race with my friends in my IRunMommies uniform.

So while still elated about my last race, I’m excited to announce that I just registered for the Iron Girl Clearwater 5K in April!


I’m really excited about this race, because it will be the fourth Iron Girl event that I have attended. In fact, the Iron Girl 5K was the first road running event that I ever did!

In 2008 I walked the Iron Girl 5K with a friend.

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I seem to remember that we got medals, but I can’t find it. Aflac was the sponsor that year and we did get those little Aflac ducks. When you squeeze him he says, “Aflac, Aflac, AFLAC!!!” He has his own little medal, so maybe we didn’t get one that year.

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I remember feeling very proud to cross that finish line…my first!

The 2011 Iron Girl 5K was the first event that I participated in wearing the IRunMommies uniform and I was so proud of myself for running the whole distance.

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Then last year, in 2012, I was newly battling my hip issues, and I walked the Iron Girl Half Marathon.

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I think that was the hardest race I’ve ever finished. Walking a half marathon is no joke!

Here are some details about this year’s Clearwater Iron Girl:

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013

Location: Coachman Park

Entry fees:
1/2 Marathon Race
Women’s Individual
$95.00 until April 10
$105.00 race week and expo
(you must be 14 years old to participate in the 1/2 marathon)
5K Race
Women’s Individual
$35.00 until April 10
$45.00 race week and expo
5K Race Team
Mother Daughter 2-person teams
$70.00 until April 10
$90.00 race week and expo

Through February 28th you can get 10% off registration by using the code TBBLOGGERS13. Come on, you know you want one of these:

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Click here to register!

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I love the message of the Iron Girl Event Series.


Several of the Tampa Bay Bloggers have teamed up to help spread the word about this year’s Iron Girl Clearwater. Iron Girl believes that it is important to empower, encourage and support women of all athletic abilities. The women of the Tampa Bay Bloggers share that belief. You can share in this vision by following the women of the Tampa Bay Bloggers as they embark on their Iron Girl journey.

Asha of The Dansha Diaries – 5K
Beth of Discom-BOB-ulated Running – 5K
Callie of The Wannabe Athlete
Caroline of My Fascinating Life – 5K <—hey, that’s me! Smile
Chrissy of Loving Life – half marathon
Denise of Run DMT – half marathon
Heather of 321 Fit Life – half marathon
Holly of Ask the Fit Coach
Jen of Putting on My Girl Panties and Just Doin’ It – half marathon
Jenny of Metamorfit – 5K mother/daughter team
Jessica of Cuban Running Crisis – half marathon
Jessica of Life with My Loves – 5K
Jina of Behold the Turtle – half marathon
Katie of A Full Plate – 5K
Kat of Sneakers and Fingerpaints
Kelly of Shape Daily
Lauren from Modern Day Wife – 5K
Liza of Addicted to Savings
Margarita of Cardio Cupcake
Marisa of Fit Kids Playground
Meghan of Little Girl in the Big World – half marathon
Mindy of Mindy’s Fitness Journey – half marathon
Nicole of Healthy Girl Adventures
Rachel of A Mom with Minions and Opinions
Rachel of Runner’s Tales
Raffi of Running Betty
Rebecca of Fit Runnin Momma – half marathon
Rebecca of Rebecca Roams – half marathon
Steph of Kitchen KM – 5K
Tori of In Love and Peanut Butter – half marathon
Xiomora  of Parkesdale – half marathon

(Thanks to Denise of RunDMT for doing all the legwork on those links! Whew.)

Check out the Iron Girl website for more information about Iron Girl.
Click here for more information about the Clearwater event.
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Follow @TheIronGirl on Twitter and follow our Iron Girl tweets using the hashtag #IronGirlTBB .

[Disclosure: Iron Girl comp’d my entry into the 2013 Clearwater Iron Girl event, but all opinions are my own.]