Monday, January 7, 2013

2012...a good year

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

We hiked 12 14er's the most that we have ever hiked in a season! My favorite was our Chicago Basin trip. One of the hardest things I have done.

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.

Happy 2013!

1 comment:

  1. Loved seeing your photos, especially the snow and the SC pic with the rainbow :)
    Jealous you got to go to the Houston Trials. I made it to the Eugene trials this year. SO much fun!!
    Nice work on your 5k!