I knew I wanted to blog today, but was at a loss for words (yup, clearly I’m in a funk when that happens!). I had no idea what to write about, but I found my answer once I came across the latest post from Work in Sweats Mama (that woman always writes great posts!). She linked up with Miss Zippy’s Year of Running, and I’ve decided to do the same!
Although I didn’t end up running the Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon this year, I’d still like to reflect on the accomplishments that did happen.
Best race experience?
I didn’t race much this year. I completed my first half marathon while living in The Netherlands, which was a really cool experience, but that actually took place in the fall of 2012 (hard to believe it was that long ago now!). Of course my move to Africa prevented me from following through with my first marathon, but I have high hopes 2014 will be my year. That being said, the St. Patrick’s Day 5km I ran in Dublin, Ireland last March was a blast – and it was my best time of 26:xx!
I can’t pick just one. I was so fortunate to literally run through Europe last year as I traveled the continent.
Best new piece of gear?
No question here – my beloved Garmin Forerunner 410. Too bad it currently resides in Canada…
Best piece of running advice you received?
Janae said it best: we can do hard things. I repeat this to myself all.the.time. when my brain tries convincing me my body needs to quit that run early.
Most inspirational runner?
My friend Steph took my bib for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and ran a 3:36! Not only is she a super speedy runner, she is also one of the nicest people I know. We’ve actually run a few races together, including the Boxing Day 10 miler in Hamilton, Ontario last year, as well as my first 10km back in our junior year of university, which she totally encouraged me to do!
If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be?
Huge progress – within and outside of the sport.
I am looking forward to a great year of running for 2014!
Thanks Miss Zippy for hosting #yearofrunning13!
How was your year of running?