Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 in Running Recap

I didn't set any resolutions last year, so it is safe to say I didn't break any this year. Here is a brief look back at my year in running and some of my favorites

Injuries this year:
  •  Seems like I had a lot of back/SI joint issues that sidelined me from running a half marathon in March as well as several smaller races throughout the year, most notably in October and November. 
  • Shoulder thing.. that we never really figured out,it just sort of resolved, but I know that it sucked the life out of my marathon and I think I would have had a much better time if I wouldn't have been in so much pain. 
Races:  This may be the least amount of races I have done in years! 
  • Run for Ryan 5k  22:50 1st in age group
  • Heart and Sole 5k 22:08  good enough for 1st in age group!
  • Bozeman Marathon 3:56:29 a PR barely! 3rd in age group
  • Ragnar Hawaii  total of 25.7 miles in 3:57 
Favorite Race: Ragnar Hawaii.. so much fun and my running besties

Favorite Run: The run with my little sister when she came home in August.

Miles run:  I didn't keep track and I have to admit it was a liberating.  I suppose if I went back through my instagram I could figure it out, but I don't care that much. Some months I ran a lot of other months I did not.

Running shoes:  These are the main shoes I wore this year
  • Asics Kayano 22
  • Altra Torin 2.0 x2
  • Altra Olympus x2
  • Brooks Pure Cadence
Favorite running clothes:  Anything by INKnBURN especially their tanks, camis, shorts and skirts. The skirts were my go to for long runs. 

Fueling for the long runs:  I used Nuun, Honey Stingers, Tailwind and Cocogo mainly, although I did try some other things on and off.

Socks:  I love my ProCompression socks, SLS3 makes some great compression socks as well.

Favorite running partner: Cola

Cross training:  
  • Yoga: I didn't do as well keeping up with the yoga this year, but still did it at least once a week
  • Rowing: not much.. doesn't agree with back and shoulder issues
  • Strength: I did quite a few HIIT workouts both bodyweight and with weights.
  • Cycling: Practically zero
  • Elliptical: Only when weather conditions were drastic. I would much rather run
Stay tuned for what will I have in store for 2017!  How was your year?


  1. Congrats on placing in your races and running 25.7 miles in 3:57 in Hawaii! I really like that peacock top!

  2. Sounds like a great year to me! Keep on running....I was in Missoula for Thanksgiving (my son lives there now) and ran in their turkey trot. Maybe someday I'll pass through Billings on my way to S. Dakota and look you up. Happy New year!

  3. Damn, in spite of your injuries, you still did well! I loved your Ragnar Hawaii recap. Glad you got to do that.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Ohh! You seem to be a very strong woman and inspiration to many out there. You are chasing and accomplishing your gaols and this is something you should be proud of. Good luck for more


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