Wow, I can’t believe it’s time for another ‘Year in Running’ recap! It feels like no time at all since I did the last post. Why does it always feel like a year goes by so fast? I’ve done a lot of races this year and signed up for some I didn’t get the chance to do, so here’s the scoop on my year! So glad Courtney is hosting this link up!
Best Race Experience: Definitely runDisney’s Star Wars Dark Side Challenge. Leading up to this race, I was despondent and not at all excited about it. When I got there it all changed though. I was so thrilled to be able to get a hug from Chewie! This race was literally full of happiness and fun for me.
Best Run: Hmmm…there are a few that definitely stand out. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Best New Piece of Gear: My Garmin Forerunner 230. Was so worth the investment. It’s a great watch and I love using it!
Best Piece of Running Advice You’ve Received: “Just do it!” Said to me by a friend when I was vacillating over whether or not to run a race. Best summed up in this awesome video.
Most Inspirational Runner: This guy- Moose! His commitment to his kids fitness and dedication to his family is super inspiring. Even though kids aren’t for me, I think it’s so cool how much he encourages his kids to be active and supports them. I wish someone had done that for me when I was their age. Plus, his daughter is the next OCR badass. Just watch her sometime.
Favorite Picture from a Run or Race this year: I have to choose just one?
Race Experience You Would Repeat in a Heartbeat: Tough Mudder Atlanta. That whole weekend was pretty much perfect.
If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be? Friends, running skirts, compression & medals! I run for the bling- all the time. Or headbands. Whatever they give out. I’m also obsessed with running skirts and compression gear and I wouldn’t be able to have as much fun running if I didn’t run with friends!