To make finding time to train fun, I thought it would be a good idea to buy a new house. Six months later I still have unpacking to do and pictures to hang. A few short months after moving day my son started school, this added a whole other dimension to our lives. I thought I would have more time when school started :/ Needless to say, there is never a
During the summer I quit drinking Diet Coke and decided to start eating clean
My ITB band protested my running for most of the year (9 months), but I think I finally have a handle on it. Since completing the last of my scheduled races in October, I have been taking it easy with running and have kicked up my strength training in hopes of thwarting any repeat ITB or other musculoskeletal problems.
I've began blogging in January and I think I hit 100 posts in 2012. :) I know I am not an award winning writer, but it is fun for me and it has been a good way to connect with other runners and like minded people. Thanks to everyone that took the time to read even one post! If you would like to follow me on Facebook, my link is https://www.facebook.com/somanymilessolittletime and if you would like to follow me on Instagram my name is somanymiles. Thanks to all the bloggers who have shared so much information and inspiration! I have enjoyed reading your posts as well!
Overall I can say that 2012 was anything but boring.
Half Marathons: 2, PR 1:51:10
5K:2, PR 24:24
Half Marathon Relay:1
Obstacle Races: 2, signed up for 4
6 Virtual Races
The Cupcake Classic
The Jelly Bean-Won Lululemon Gift Card!
The Great Cupcake Race
Frosty's Great Cupcake Race
Freeze Your Thorns Off 5k
Hot Momma Virtual Half Relay
SJA 5k, 1st place age group
Run Like a Girl Trail Run, 2nd place age group
I didn't meet all my goals as I was unable to compete in 2 races because of my knee and we all remember the Tough Mudder debacle that had me sitting in 5 hours of traffic! I am happy with my two age group awards, especially since I think the older I get the more competitive my age group gets, but I would be lying if I said I was ok with only coming in second in RLAG and not placing in the All Access 5k. I want to blame it all on my knee but falling short also had to do with time constraints and just not putting in the work.
I hope you all had a great year in all aspects of your life, not just running. Enjoy what is left of this year and I hope you can look back on 2012 and find joy and happiness and as you look ahead to 2013 you see nothing put promise!