I've had many PR's.
Gasping Gobbler 5k - 21:24
January Thaw 4.5 Miler - 33:52
Tufts 10k - 46:39
Race The Runways 1/2 Marathon 1:44:04
MDI Marathon 4:00:27
|rocking the start at MDI - another marathon in the rain!|
I also ran my first 200 mile relay race with team Need for Speed at Reach the Beach: MA last May. I see myself doing another relay sometime, just not right now. Not only was a part of a fantastic team, I came out of it with some great friendships.
I decided to try out trail running. I realized that I have no sense of direction and that I have to really pay attention to the trail markers. But after a few races, I think I'm liking it and will do more next year!
I've continued to run with the rail trail chicks - and continue to find them to be the most enjoyable runs of my week.
Well - next to being able to run with my husband. I've been loving these recent times we have gotten to run together.
Running with my kids has also been quite enjoyable. I do enjoy involving them in fitness.
And also running with another girl in my life - Pepper.
I ran 1600 miles as well - up from 1300 miles in 2011.
After over-analyzing if I should stop at 1600 miles or continue on. I received lots of feedback on facebook and decided to just stop at 1600 miles, call 2012 a success, rest today and start off 2013 running again.
It wasn't all great running either. I did have a rather shaky/vomitty KRRT half marathon. I came out that half learning quite a bit about refueling,
I also learned my lesson when running while sick. I took on my first Midwinter Classic 10 miler last February and really shouldn't have. I ran with a fever (103) which then resulted in my body shutting down and developing pneumonia.
|with my girls here - smiling, but barely holding on|
So, that brings me to 2013. What do I have in store for 2013?
My biggest goal is to earn a sub 4:00 marathon. I was so close at MDI. 28 seconds away from hitting that goal. Darn! But the good news is that it's only 28 seconds and if I train properly and run a smart race, 28 seconds should be nothing. We'll see
Moving on to goal 2 - I'd love to take another 15 minutes off my marathon time. So far I have two marathons on my schedule. I'm toying with the idea of adding on another marathon. Which leads to goal 3 - I'd really love to earn Marathon Maniac status. Which means I'll need to add another marathon into my schedule. I haven't decided which one yet. There are many factors leading to which one. As the year goes on, we'll see which one it turns out to be.
What are your goals for 2013? Have you accomplished what you set out for 2012?
Happy New Years friends!