Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in Review

2012 was a busy year for me.  It of course did not go quite the way I had planned it, but what does in life.

I was feeling great and running strong.  I was putting in a lot of miles and enjoying the mild winter.   Cola got really sick and nearly died.  I didn't do any races in January except for a virtual one I think.
I ran 156 miles. 

Still running strong with 150 miles this month.  Beginning to toy with the idea of doing a marathon this year thanks to the Marathon Training Academy podcast, which is a much less scary podcast to listen to then Anything Ghost. Again no races this month. Just running for the joy of it. I also had jury duty that lasted a whole week of my life!

168 miles this month! Feeling great.  I did a 5k and got a PR for that course.  I offically signed up for my first marathon. 

An amazing 183 miles were ran.  I did my first Peaks to Prairie Adventure Race as part of a team.  I also ran a 10k where I got lost and only ran 5 miles. 

173 miles ran.  I did the Montana Women's Run 5 mile and PRd on the course.

184 miles ran  Did a 10k and set a PR, barely! 

108 miles ran
First marathon.  I ran the Missoula Marathon and felt great for 20 or so miles and then the wheels came off the bus and the last 6.2 were the hardest miles I have ever run.  I had planned to do a half marathon later in the month but never did enter.  I had a harder time recovering from the marathon than I anticipated.

138 miles ran
Hood to Coast Relay.  Pure awesome and so much fun! 

58 miles ran.  I felt like I was dealing with some burnout and my hips were bothering me, my hamstring was injured.  Not a good month for running.  I did start using my bicycle more. Didn't enter the half marathon this month I had planned too.  Just not feeling it.


108 miles ran.  Cola got hit by a truck and broke his pelvis.

98 miles ran.  I did a 5k Turkey Run on Thanksgiving and surprised myself with a great time despite no speedwork in months. 

I was really bad about keeping track of my miles this month for some reason.  I only have 15 miles in DailyMile but I know I ran more than that.  Cola is back to running effortlessly.

DailyMile has my year total at 1664 miles ran even with December all messed up.  That's a lot of miles!  Whew!

Overall I am happy with how the year went. I didn't run as many races as I had planned to, but that's okay.  I think it is better I sat them out than ran them. I had a great time with Team Beef and am looking forward to another great year of running with them.


  1. Sounds like ou had a GREAT year! Love the pic of Team Beef!! I always love reading your blog - you keep it real! I am looking forward to reading more in 2013!!

  2. You're the first 2012 review where I've seen it broken down monthly, I like that. You had some serious mileage months, and quite a few PRS. Can't wait to see what's in store for 2013!

  3. Great year and congrats again on the first marathon! My year was sort of similar, it started off strong but then started to go downhill!

  4. Here's a dumb question - maybe you've covered this before - is there a big push from the beef industry with marathons and races? I see the "Beef, it's what's for dinner" all the time in races, and several "beef" racing singlets everywhere. Just curious.

  5. Cola dog had a rough year. I'm happy he's back to him self now :)

    I really enjoyed following your progress to your first marathon. You had a great 2012, can't wait to see what's in store for you in 2013.

  6. I feel like you just ran the marathon, can't believe that was in July! Glad cola is doing well now, want to keep seeing those amazing hazel eyes!

    Cheers to another great year for you in 2013!

  7. Oh girl I've been AWFUL at keeping track of my miles.... ever since my hamstring/hip injury in August I've been trying not to focus on my lack of running so I just haven't been keeping track at all really. Maybe as part of the end of the year I'll enter in all my miles on my spreadsheet.

    You are SO smart how you sign up for races depending on how you're feeling. You never know what's going to come up and it's better to make sure you're "feeling it" before committing and later discovering that you're injured or not interested in doing it. Love how you listen to your body and run when/because you want to.

    Cheers to an awesome 2013!!

  8. I love that final picture of you all! Here's to a great 2013, one where you crush all your running goals!

  9. Sounds like an amazing year to me! Congrats on your many accomplishments. Here's to a great 2013!

  10. You had a great year Christy!! Running a marathon is quite the accompishment and you did awesome.

    I am glad that you got to experience all of the crazieness of running through the night at HTC. Running HTC is by far one of my favorite running memories from 2011. I hope I can get on a team for this year.

  11. That's quite a running year! Despite a few setbacks you had some great accomplishments! I guess I didn't realize the dog was so sick it almost died - holy crap! So glad she (he? sorry I don't pay close attention to any dogs, it's not just you) is back in action!

  12. Poor Cola's had a tough year :( You've done well though!

  13. You had a great year!! Poor Cola is tough dog!!

  14. You've had a great running year, and I've enjoyed reading about it all on your blog! May this year be even better, especially so for Cola!

  15. Talk about a lot of! Glad cola is back to running too :) Happy New Year!

  16. You AND Cola have had a big year! I love it.

  17. Congratulations on a great year! So glad it ended with Cola being healthy again. Congratulations on the miles, too. Impressive.

  18. Love the Team Beef picture! Here's to hoping that Cola has a safe and healthy 2013!


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