Happy New Year!!
In December I ran 142.39 miles compared to 104.65 in November. December was the month where I ran the most miles. Plus, according to my cool spreadsheet, I finally ran over 1,000 miles this year.
I signed up again for the Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak. I wasn’t able to complete it last summer nor last winter but three times is a charm right? I did it…but barely. How hard can it be to run one mile per day? Ha, it was definitely more work for me. Or maybe I was just lazy? During the week the last thing I wanted to do was go to the gym for that mile. Yeah, I guess I could have ran outside but this crazy weather was not helpful. Well, with all complaints aside, I completed this streak and that is all that matters.
Total miles ran in 2013 was 1018.59 miles compared to 848.41 in 2012.
This year I ran 24 races. 14 of those races were Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Races. I PR’d in the ING Hartford Half Marathon and at the Community Bank of Elmhurst 4 on the 4th.
My best race experiences were the ING Hartford Half Marathon and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon. Other cool races were the Little Rock Half Marathon because I met Bart Yasso and the Manchester City Half Marathon because I met the lovely Kathrine Switzer.
Best medals I received were from the Mississippi Blues Half Marathon and the Little Rock Half Marathon. I would love to go back to Little Rock to run the full marathon because the medal is as big as my face.
I ran in the Mizuno Wave Elixir but fell deeply in love with the Brooks PureFlow 2 and the PureConnect 2. I love them so much that I’ve purchased several pairs from Running Warehouse. Are 8 pairs enough?
2013 was a frustrating year for me. I could not even get close to a sub 2 half marathon (which was my goal in 2013) but I was also frustrated for being hard on myself and not being able to fully experience and enjoy each race. However, after various pep talks from several people and a big change of attitude, I was no longer frustrated and instead made the best of each race. I loved traveling to each state and look forward to many more this year.
Follow my journey as I travel to run in more states, each RunDisney Half Marathon, and a 50K all in 2014.