Hard to believe that it is the last day in December!  Oh and it is the last day of this decade.  The plan was to stay home today, go to bed early, and wake up to 2020.  However, my cousin invited us over to her house to celebrate.  It is supposed to be cold and it snowed this morning so I am not sure if my mother would want to go.  We’ll see.

This week’s Tuesday Topic: End of the Year Review.  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

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I like to look back and write about my running stats.  I like seeing how I did and think about what I want to change or do different next year.  In late November I started working with a new coach and am excited to see how I do next year.  I have a lot of old PRs and I would like to set some new ones in 2020.


For now let’s check out my stats:


146:27:24 hours




June 2019 Mileage

  12:02.  Last  year it was 12:06

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28 Comments on Tuesday Topics: End of the Year Review

  1. I’m so glad that you loved the Detroit Half – My mom, a friend and I are planning on running the Detroit Half in October.

    I hope that you have a great NYE and hope to see you at a race in 2020!

  2. I remember reading about Detroit….still on my bucket list! I am hoping one of these years it falls on a different weekend than Des Moines LOL I’m a Brooks gal, too 🙂 Happy New Year!

  3. I love your detailed stats! Not only miles, but hours, cadence, average pace and what have you. A really nice running year!
    And I need to know as well: why were you banned from the Brooks website? Sounds like an interesting back story.

    • I had to enter my passport number when I signed up. I also needed it to pick up my bib. And yes I had to run with it just in case one of the border patrols asked me for it (no one did).

  4. Thanks for hosting this link-up – what a great community you and Kim have built. I’ve recently switched to Brooks and I’m really enjoying the experience so far. They don’t sell them in Botswana though so I’ve had to be quite creative in getting myself a pair! Well done on your year of running and wishing you even more miles this year! 2020 – let’s do this!

  5. I’ve loved following along with your training and of course all of the cute cat pictures. Happy 2020 and all the best for you this year!

  6. Congrats on a great year of running! I didn’t run as many races this year, hopefully I’ll be able to find some shorter distances in 2020 that don’t require a lot of training! Happy New Year!

  7. That’s crazy that Brooks banned you from buying shoes from their site!
    I really want to run the Detroit Free Press event. That’s my target for when I run in Michigan!

  8. Congrats on your great year of running!

    Brooks banned you from ordering shoes from their website? I missed reading about that. That’s terrible business practice, what happened?

    Here’s to a happy, healthy, and fit 2020!

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