With the worst race of the year, I have successfully finished another year of running!
As I started to look at my list of races for 2013, I noticed it was significantly less than my previous 2 years (which both doubled with 25 races) and I think that has a lot to do with taking a much needed break after the WDW Marathon and then focusing on the NYC Marathon. I didn't travel for races as much this year either, but for the ones I did, ate up all of my racecation budget (coughcoasttocoastcough). There are 2 races on the runDisney schedule I haven't run yet (Tink and Wine and Dine) but I think I'm going to have to wait until 2015 or beyond to accomplish that goal. I liked visiting new places and it would be nice to start doing that again, but who knows?
3 half marathons
1 10 miler
3 5 milers
2 4 milers
Not to bad! 8 less races than 2011 and 2012, but only 10ish less miles. . how did that happen? And who knew BOTH of my official marathons would be in 1 year?! I started the year in full taper mode (which I wasn't nearly as nervous about as I was the 2nd one) and I ended the year a NYC marathon finisher. I don't think I can -or even want to- top that.
In 2014, I would like to resolve signing up for races as training runs, and focusing on speed- neither of which are new concepts for me, but maybe if I keep saying them, I might do it? I have no need to sign up for 9 NYRR races this year (but who am I kidding? I'm sure I will anyway for the fun of it) but I would like to run most of the 5- borough series races and get automatic entry to the NYC Half 2015. If all goes to plan, I will be more than half way there by April. And as much as I like adding a 50 minute workout to my running days in the comfort of the gym, I seriously need to get my butt out to the park and do speed/ hills.
There is a trend on instagram right now with the Statigram video. It shows your top 5 most liked photos of 2013. I originally only got the video to see for myself, but when it turned out to be my signature eye-patch photos, I had to share.
How was your 2013?