Happy New Years, kids!
No beginning of the year race for me, and a good thing too since I ate all the foods and drank all the wine last night.
I like to wait for the beginning of the New Year to do my last years recap. Better late than never I suppose? (I'm lazy.)
Our nice friends/family gave us some fun ornaments which I really, really like and plan to use year round. You know you've had a bang up athletic season when you can have a legit ornament to commemorate your accomplishments.
Here they are:
|Only the ones on the left are mine.|
I'm only awesome at running.... Which is the only thing that counts anyway! Heehee..
What did I do in 2012?
EVERY DAMN THING, UGH!!!
Total Miles: 1,587.88 (I WILL do 1600 next year!)
I had NO mileage goal in mind for 2012. I will say that this is at least twice as many miles as I ran in 2011 if not more. Probably more.
Total Races: TWENTY FIVE WTF????
Total pairs of shoes that I wore out: 3, with another pair well on its way...
Races: (yes, I PR'd in every distance this year. ughhhhhhh)
5K: 10... I think.... We'll call it 10 and be ok with that.
PR: 19:59 (Tri for a Cure 5K)
Merch: 3 AG wins and 1 overall female win. Winning, winning galore blah blah.
I had something insane like 5 consecutive 5K PR's this year before nailing the sub 20 and retiring the 5K distance from things I care about. I don't love the 5K and I'm never going to be fast enough to really dominate!
PR: 43:43 (Cohasset Rotary 10K)
This might never, ever happen again unless I'm actually training for a 10K. As unlikely as that is eventually I might get sick of marathon training and need a new fun challenge (I just misspelled hellacious horrible idea, didn't I??) My 2nd best finish this year was 44:49 which (for whatever retardo reason) felt MUCH easier. Go figure.
Merch: 2 3rd place AG finishes
4 Miler: 1
PR: 26:53 (Bridgton 4 on the 4th)
Merch: 4th place woman
I am fine with this being my 4 mile PR forever. I owed this course a solid ass kicking and I delivered.
10 Miler: 1
This was my first 10 miler...1:15:11
That can be another life long PR for all I care.
Half Marathons: 6
PR: 1:36:40 (at Great Bay Half)
Merch: 3rd AG at GBH, 4th AG at the AWH, 4th female at the Indoor Half
I smashed my Half PR by something silly like 9 minutes. I don't have a lot of Half's planned for 2013 which makes me sad- it's my favorite distance! I love Half's because it's a legit workout without taking up your whole day with running. Training for a half is easy (relatively speaking!) You are usually done running a half by lunch, which is important. I plan to run a Half faster someday, but probably not in 2013.
16 Miler: 1 (because who runs a 16 mile race...??)
Never had done one.. 2:09:58
I am running this again but don't expect to PR. No need to.
25K Trail Race Of Stupidity: 1
Another 1st time... 2:07:22
I absolutely refuse to ever, ever run this even one second faster.
Merch: AG WIN at MDI. Let's not talk about it as I'm still sad that I didn't pick up the award. I'm almost over it, I swear....
In my head I have zero plans to run this faster but that is a lie. Unless I want to spend my life BQing by the very smallest of margins then a 2013 PR seems likely. It will be a one second PR though, I don't really want to hurry that much faster because it hurts!!!