Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 in Review and a Fresh Start

Happy New Year! 

Let's do a quick recap of 2013, shall we?

Races run: 7

PR's achieved: 3 {KRRT 5K in June (by 2 seconds),  Sugarloaf 15K in May, and Bath Heritage Days 5-Miler in July pushing the double stroller (the latter two by default as this was my first time racing these distances), oh and I completed my first Spartan with the girls in November so I guess I could count that as a PR too}

KRRT 5K (age group win!)
Sugarloaf 15K

Bath Heritage Days 5-Miler in 94 degrees
Scaling the cargo net at Spartan: Fenway Park

Miles run: 491.8 {yup, I didn't reach 500 but I'm not the least bit upset about it. My theme for 2013 seemed to be "the year of whatever". I didn't follow any sort of plan throughout the year and still managed a pretty decent year. Though not fast, I did complete a second marathon at MDI in October. 

Looking back at my goals post for 2013, I didn't really set any goals. I mentioned that I wanted to run somewhere between 750-1000 miles...that didn't happen. I wrote that I'd like to go sub-1:50 in the half and sub-4 in the full. Well, I didn't even run a half marathon, but that is still a goal. And of course sub-4 is still a goal for a marathon, but I'm not even sure I'll be running one this year. And that was it. Like I said, it was the year of non-stressed running - run when I want, as far as I want.

That being said, I think I'm ready to start training with purpose again. 

Once I digest my huge breakfast of eggs and sausage I'll be headed out for a few miles. I might wait until mid-afternoon so it can warm up to the forecasted high of 19 degrees. It's stinking cold out there! 

4 comments:

  1. 19 degrees? Maybe I will wait a bit and run outside. Great job girl!!!

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  2. Great job with the PRs this year! those always feel so good. Have fun on your run!

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  3. Good luck in 2014 runs & challenges :)

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  4. no matter what your year was "supposed to be", you had a great one!!! hope to see you more in 2014 :)

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