I want to bring you my 2015 Running Year in Review. It has been an amazing year. And don't forget to link up with me and Dani! You can add your Year in Review link to the link up at the end of the post!
So let's get right to it!
This year, I completed 2 marathons. Holy cow! That is 2 sets of 26.2 miles ALL AT THE SAME TIME! Phoenix Marathon was fun. I met all the friends and I got to be a part of the creation / beginning of the We Run Social movement.
And let's not forget the super awesome always fantastic Revel Canyon City! PR by 10 minutes! Join me next year on November 12, 2016!
1 Amazing Coach
I decided that I needed a coach this year to keep me healthy and most of all, to keep me sane. Jenn from Sole Health and Wellness has given me all that and more.
I cannot recommend her enough. If you are in San Diego or far away, call her and set up something with her. She rocks!
5 Half Marathons
In 2015, I have done the Mermaid Half Marathon (February), Rock n Roll San Diego Half Marathon (June), Rock n Roll LA Half Marathon (October) and the Del Dios Trail Half Marathon (December).
I have to be honest and say the most fun was the trail half! Those twists and turns are fun! Slow but fun! I also did the San Diego Holiday Half Marathon yesterday (12/27). Awesome course if you are looking for a PR!
4 Virtual Runs
Thru my partnership with Gone For a Run, I got to do some really fun Virtual Races this year. Virtual races are not tied to a location but they send a bib, a medal and a shirt! Good swag without any travel pressure with a traditional race. Clockwise starting at top left: Faster than Boo, Sole Sister, Run Now Beer Later and Road Shark!
Thank to my favorite "goat" Jenn, I discovered the trails more than ever. All over San Diego and the Pacific Crest Trail thanks to her badassery in her 50 miler! Trails are so much fun but so mental. Have to pay attention to foot falls and twists and turns. But so beautiful and so freeing! And when you run them with the best girls you know, then they are magic! And much easier on your body in terms of impact.
I even volunteered at the SD100 race with Team Running Skirts this year.
What is next for me with running?
This is a tough one. I am signed up to do the LA Marathon in February. I am not sure it will be a PR race or even a run for time race. My high school best friend is running the race too so I may want to use 26 miles to catch up with her. But Jenn is running too and maybe she will lead me to a PR like she did wth me at Canyon City Half last year.
To be honest, I am a little burned out of running. I think I need a break. I want it to be a joy again. I want to feel free and light when I run and not bogged down with training miles. So, I think 2016 will be the year of the Half marathon. Where training runs could be 3 miles and not always 7. I also want it to be the year of yoga and strength training. I want to be a girl who lifts!
So tell me about your year! What was the best thing about 2015? What are you looking forward to in 2016?
As always, I wish you Happy Feet,