Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A year of running in review 2012 style


So much yet so little happened! In the running field!

I started of 2012 with a running injury and ended it with 100+ miles in December.
It has taught me so much.

I borrowed this format from Beka.  She had a pretty kick butt year!

Best race experience Women's Half Marathon was by far the best from start to finish. I came into this race as ready as I was going to be.  I was training hard for the NYC Marathon so my legs were nice and fresh.  If I was going to PR, it was going to be this race.  I went in with the intention to enjoy myself, which is exactly what I did.  I didn't go in beating myself up if I didn't PR.  The day before I did 9 mile, my IT Band hurt and so did my stomach.  I managed to pull out a 9 minute PR from a half I did less than a month ago.  I love the support out there, I was there with friends.  I ran with a pacer for the last 5 miles which helped pull me along.  I was on cloud 9 because I wasn't sure this was something I could pull off.  I didn't tell anyone I had the goal of a 2:30 half.  I was just going to go out there and have fun!  I did and it paid off.

Best run 
- This is a toss of between the Color run, which I have yet to do a recap on or my 22 miles before before NY.  The color run was amazing!  I had so much fun.  I was able to run it with my (blood) sister, sorority sisters, and friends!  It was so laid back, had no expectations and smiling ear to ear after it *for about a week*.I don't remember too much about the 22 mile run, just that it hurt, I did it, and I knew I was ready for NY.  I knew I had 4 more miles in me, I ran that 22 smart:)

Best new piece of gear - My compression gear!  I have never ran or had these items before this year, and I love it!!!!

Best piece of running advice you received - Don't over do it!  Or anything that comes out of my Coaches mouth.  Maybe to stop whining?

Most inspirational runner -
 Oh this one is tough.  I have this idea in my head to do an ode to my inspiration runners.  These runners I met through blogging or have gotten closer with through blogging.  They are ordinary people who totally rock my world!  They are always so positive and motivating!  I am happy I can call them IRL friends :)Meghan, ToriBekaKat
They show me that anything is possible.  

If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be? Overwhelming, Amazing, Educational

To recap the races I ran this year:
Feb: Rock N Roll St. Pete- injured
September: Tower of terror 10 miler
Turkey Trot 10 miles
December: Color Run

Not cute, but first run with the TEAM for Goofy!

30 pounds of ice for after 22 miles!

13.1 mils for Sandy Hook

Before the NYC Marathon was cancelled

Halloween Halfathon- best race pic ever, with Brandi! We will be famous one day for this picture

Sisters first 5k

Tower of Terror 10 miler

How was your 2012?


  1. Awwww I'm so flattered to be one of your inspirations :) It's funny, because you're one of mine- Girl, you can put down some mileage! <3 I am excited to see all that 2013 brings for you!

  2. Whoo hoo love the recap. Great job!

  3. Happy New Year. Your year was similar to mine except I ran 100 miles in the beginning and the got injured. It was great meeting you this year!

  4. What a year! I hope 2013 is a great year for you.

  5. are you going back for NYC next year?? I think I am, so hopefully we can meet up!

  6. Great post and great year! Thanks for the shout out too :-)

    Congrats on all you've accomplished in 2012 and all you will accomplish in 2013!! Excited to run more races with you!


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