I can't believe it has been a whole year already. The years keep going by faster and faster and I am loving where they are going. I have grown a love for fitness over the past year plus. It's hard to believe that I considered myself a newbie runner at this time last year, yet I still have so much to learn and improve on.
This year I did many races.
Point Bock Beer Run
Fox Cities Half
Turkey Trot 5 Mile
Race to the Light 3.25 miler
One of my favorite parts of this year is all the amazing people that I have met through blogging. Kim once said to me that she thought the best part of blogging was meeting all of the other amazing bloggers and at that time, I had only met a couple. Now that I've met so many of you, I couldn't agree more. You are what makes me keep going. You encourage me. You are all so wonderful. So truly wonderful.
I don't have a picture of everyone but I promise to do better with pictures in 2013.
I ran my first half marathon and full marathon. My half marathon I had a great time and felt strong the entire time, minus some pretty bad ITB pain. My marathon was another story. It did not go well and is still a sore spot in my heart after all the training. I will have marathon redemption in 2013.
I started yoga and taking classes at the YMCA. I also have started lifting weights in hope to gain more core strength.
I drank too many beers to remember. Running makes me thirsty and nothing tastes as good after a long run than a beer.
I had two cases of an allergic reaction to running...and I still keep running. Running may very well kill me like my mom has been telling me from the start.
On a family note:
My babies are both in school all day this year. That is still hard to swallow.
I started my first day job since 2004, before I had Katelyn. I am enjoying it and seeing the possibilities of staying and growing with a company for many years to come.
Mike and I had our 10 year anniversary. That's a long ass time to be with the same person. We need a vacation. I would prefer somewhere warm.
My total miles ran this year is approximately 850 miles. Way short of my 1000 mile goal for the year but I'm okay with that. I had some unexpected things come up this year and life happens so I ran when I could. It's a heck of a lot more miles than the 350 I did the year prior.
Here's to another year of meeting new people, making dreams happen and enjoying every moment that life throws at us.