2012 was a great year for me and I think 2013 will even be better! I think I have better odd years and since my birthday is on the 13th (of February) then 2013 should be awesome!!!
A few highlights from 2012:
In January I went with an awesome group of ladies to Houston to watch the Olympic marathon trials and then ran the marathon the next day. I hadn't ran a marathon since 2005 and had a great experience!
February I participated in the Nighthawks program at Eldora ski resort and snow shoed at night. This made the winter go by so fast. I enjoyed snow shoeing at night in the cold more than ever! I can't wait for Nighthawks 2013!
In March my husband and I traveled to Sedona, AZ and had a great week of exploring, hiking and relaxing.
I ran a half marathon in May and in April while training my career world changed quickly and I got a new job! I didn't train as much as I wanted to. I most likely will run the Palisade half marathon in 2013.
In the summer we had my dad and step mom come and visit and showed them a great Colorado time.
We also road tripped to South Dakota and Santa Fe, NM
August we traveled to Charleston, S.C for my step sisters wedding and had an amazing time.
In the mix also was lots of biking, thrifting/antiquing, Colorado road trips and fun adventures.
I ended 2012 on a high note with a 5k in November (22:34) and a great 10k in December (47:24). I was thinking I hadn't raced in awhile and wanted to run one a month for the next few months.
The 10k I was very pleased with as my splits were very consistent. I am usually not a consistent runner and my splits were between 7:38-7:42! I also placed 8th in my age group and there were some great sponsored athletes. I wanted top 10 so I was happy with 8th. The course was a little icy so I feel like I can still improve my 10k time.
I started 2013 with a fast 5k in my neighborhood (22:34 same time as race in November..WEIRD). I had run the same race/course last year and was 56 seconds faster this year!I also miraculously ran a negative split!
I think this is because I have been doing more tempo runs and my overall fitness is improving! I am so happy. Next goal break 22 minutes!
For now my 2013 goals are to run a race a month. I also plan to run a half marathon in May.