Thursday, December 20, 2012

Year in Review

We still have a little time left in the year, but I have no plans - so I feel like its safe to review my year.  I started the year strong with two new PRs for me in a 5K and the St. Patricks Day Dash. After that my goal was to get a half PR, but it never happened and I ended up just having fun during my halfs.

When I changed my attitude and took away the time pressure, I started to enjoy running again and having a blast.  In August, I started running 5Ks with Julie's daughter and we were able to shave 3 minutes off her 5K time by December. 

This year I experienced a Foam (semi mud run) and the Color Run for the first time. I would do a Color Run again in a heartbeat, the foam run - I am iffy on. With the right team of friends and maybe a flask along the way I could be talked into it.  My big goal for 2012 was the 3-day cancer walk, while I didn't accomplish all of the miles it was a once in a lifetime experience I would recommend it to anyone interested.
Lake Sammamish Half - 3:14
St. Patrick's Day Dash - 44:53 - PR
Heroes Half - 3:05:02
The Color Run - untimed
PDX RnR Half - 3:09:31
SEA RnR Half - 3:56:12
Foam Fest 5K - untimed
See Jane Run Half - 3:16
Snoqualime RailRoad Run - 49:18
IronGirl 5K - 48:42
Issaquah Run 5K - 50:24
Snohomish River Run Half - 3:12:10
Pumpkin Dash 5K - 48:46
SGK 3-Day Walk San Diego - Day 1, Day 2, Day3
Christmas Rush 5K - 46:02
2012 was a great year for me fitness wise - I accomplished a lot in 11 months of running (no races in January).  Who knows what 2013 will bring me, but I hope it will be as fun as 2012.


  1. That's an awesome year of races! Good luck for 2013, I hope you continue to enjoy running and racing :)

  2. Wow...when you look back can you believe all that you did??? Mine is pretty pathetic ...I will be making more goals for 2013. ;-)

  3. Wow, I love how you listed all your races like that... what an accomplishment! I'm sure 2013 will bring even more good things. Thanks for linking up!

  4. Fun is most important, IMO. Hooray for a great year! Here's to a fabulous 2013!

  5. Congrats! Here's to a great 2012!

  6. I'm new to your blog (I just came over from the link-up hosted by Laura), and I wanted to say I'm really impressed by all your 2012 races. Here's to fun running times in 2013!

  7. What a great year! You did a ton of races in 2012--congrats!! It was fun getting to know you in this post.