Yes, it’s time for my annual year of running review. It’s really hard to sum up an entire year of running in one post but that’s what we do at the end of December, right? I like to break down the good and the bad in one post. Don’t worry- not every race performance is mentioned. That would be a really long post. While much of the year was dominated by plantar fasciitis I still managed to get in an alarmingly high number of races. Yes, this actually may have helped contribute to this pesky injury and why it lasted so long!
By the Numbers:
Most miles in one month? 281 (April)
Least miles in one month? 72 (July)
Total Miles Biked: 582
Total Number of Races: 30
Most races in one month? 6 (March)
|my kids watching me… at a college track meet!|
|every. step. hurt.|
This race was the low point for my plantar fasciitis. I knew as I limped away from the finish line that I needed some solid rest to heal my foot!
I had another female right behind me the entire race and I knew it. It was very exhausting mentally and physically but I picked it up the last mile and finished 10 seconds ahead of her and was able to place in the top three. (Top 3 = a little prize $$)
|The girl that passed me at the end is on the far left!|
Worst Finish Honorable Mention- River Trail 15K in February
|Smiling on the outside but kicking myself on the inside|
I missed going sub 60 (and the 60 minute club) by 5 seconds!
Best Race Picture- Capital City Classic Kids Dash in April
|It doesn’t get any cuter than this!|
Worst Race Picture- Go Mile National RRCA 1 Mile Championship in June
|Oh, the pain of racing all out for one mile!|
First Birthday Race Ever- Great Duck 10K in Stuttgart, AR (November 29)
|I used the Alter-g treadmill at physical therapy several times as well|
|Proud physical therapy graduate in September!|
|Ok, I’ve been running with this group of ladies for a few few years but I’m still very thankful for them!!|
My family, particularly my husband, is my rock. They support, encourage, motivate, and believe in me. I know I pushed the envelope with 30 races this year and I’m thankful that my husband was on board. He came to many of my races and we often made it a family thing.