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.