I know we are already into the third month of the year, but I’ve pretty much decided on my race schedule for spring. (And a few for winter as well). I will try to remember to update with times and info after each race. I’ll also link to any race reports I typed up.

I am doing the Cactus Flower Trail Series again this year and hope to improve my times even more from last year. My plan is to go out on my Mondays off and get my miles on the same, or similar, trails.

I will probably add a Thanksgiving day Turkey Trot (fun family tradition), and maybe another fun run in December. I love Christmas themed races!

5th Resolution Run 5K – small race (maybe 60-70 people), came in 3rd in my age group
6th Resolution Run 5K – hilly course but I was prepared, thought I did really well (for me/the course), and LOVE the medal
19th Rock n Roll 5k – shake out run, took it pretty easy
20th Rock n Roll Half Marathon – Ugh, awful run, you can read the blog about it. I don’t want to think about it anymore. LOL

No races scheduled

16th Kiss Me I’m Irish 8K – Goal: finish in 52 minutes
24th Wonder Woman 10K – Goal: finish under 60 minutes (That will be a STRETCH)

20th Saguaro 7K

4th Grandad Half Marathon – Goal: PR with 2:20 or better
11th Desert Marigold 6K
25th Estrella Cactus 5K


HA! Who would race this time of year in Phoenix?



12th Estrella Cactus 5K

16th Desert Marigold 6K

7th Saguaro 7K


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.