This morning I was up and out the door for a few chilly miles in the ‘hood. And boy was it chilly – to the tune of 30 degrees! We had just a little peep of sunshine though so that’s always a plus.
Just a couple of short days left til the New Year’s Double. Back 2 back full marathons, one on New Year’s Eve and the next on New Year’s Day! I know, I’m a little cray cray (those of you that have been reading for a while should know that by now!!). It will be lots of Marathon Maniacs out there too like myself. Good times. I can’t wait to get this colorful bling added to the rack.
So let’s get to my incredible year of running! And what a year it was. Lots of firsts for me this year…first ultra run (50k), first MUDDY trail marathon, and first time I’ve run so many 26.2s in one year (5 so far…soon to be 6)…16 total!! As well as half marathons & other distances.
Rock n Roll Vegas Marathon – Nov 2015.
Best race experience? I would have to say the Tyler Rose Marathon out in East Texas back in October. Awesome weather, challenging course (yes I love me some HILLS), and that charming country vibe. Huge/popular marathons with tons of spectators are nice, but when you’ve been running 26.2s for a while there’s nothing like a small, intimate race. Plus it was the fastest marathon I’ve run in a few years which also is the icing on the cake! You can check out the recap here.
Best run? Running out on the beach in Oahu, Hawaii. Talk about some killer views! Waimanalo will have my heart forever.
Best new piece of running swag? My flashy neon green Newtons. They make my tootsies oh so happy.
Best piece of running advice you’ve received? To run often and run long…but to never outrun the joy of running. My mantra for life.
Most inspirational runner? Fernando Cabada…he came from humble beginnings & has an amazing story on the Run to the Top podcast. You can check it out here.
If you could sum up your year of running in a few words what would they be?
How was your year of running? Answer any or all of the questions!