I am going to lump those two months together because all I can say about them is that they were colder than normal, snowier than normal, and windy. I think I only ran outside a total of ten times. The rest of the time I was in suffering on the elliptical and doing Bodyrock.tv
First 5k of the year. The Shamrock run that the local running group puts on. I did not get a PR but I did beat my time from the previous year. I felt good and was so excited to be running in my running skirt for the first time of the year. My older sister ran it with me which doubled the fun! Also ran another 5k with a new PR.
Ran three 5k races, PRd in two of them and WAY overdressed for the light rain for the third.
Started my blog. :) I got under 7 minute per mile splits for the first time in my life and broke a mental barrier.
Did the Women's Run 5 mile, got a 5 mile PR by 4 seconds. Joan benoit Samuelson also ran this race, but I hardly saw her after the second mile, that woman is AMAZING! I also ran a 5k.
Did my first ever 10k so that was an automatic PR although my time was a bit disapointing to me. My splits averaged 7:15 and I felt like I should have been closer to 7:00 minute miles since that was where my 5 mile splits were. It gave me something to go off of though.
My third half marathon. Mentally this one last year kicked my butt. I went out too fast and it was hot out. I took a different approach this year and got a PR by a couple of seconds. I felt strong physically and mentally. I also did my first ever mud run and had a great time.
I did my second 10k and went into it feeling well rested, and ready for redemption. I PRd barely and mostly felt like the 10k race distance has not been conquered by me. The next weekend I had a 5 mile race and went into it feeling tired and a little mentally stressed by the previous weeks performance. 1 mile into it I knew I was going to PR and I was STRONG. My second favorite race of the year. A new 5 mile PR, by over a minute.
My 4th half marathon. The one I had waited all summer for. My favorite race of the year, perfect weather, perfect course and another new PR by over three minutes.
October, November, and DecemberThese months were all about loving running and taking time to just run. Just run is what I did tallying up more miles each month than I did most of the rest of the year. I also ran my first ever street mile race and won it. :)