Running: Year in Review

>> Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 was a big running year for me. Not really in terms of impressively high mileage or number of medals added to my collection. Instead, last year marked my first full year running after being pregnant and having Ada in 2011. I PRed in the half marathon (1:46:42) and had a recent PR in the 5K (22:48). I am also proud to report I kept up with running 4 days a week most weeks.

Here are some highlights/workouts . . .

Overall, I learned a lot about moderation and dedication as necessitated by sleepless nights, breastfeeding, and a host of other changes and challenges. In all, I gained a much better perspective for how I'll fit my favorite activity into my life as life, well, changes throughout the years. The best part: Being a new mom didn't mean sacrificing the runner part of my identity.

What will 2013 bring?

I had toyed with running a marathon, but in all honesty, I'm just not into that distance and the time needed to appropriately train. So far, my goals include running 5 days a week and trying to average 25 to 30 miles (which I've done the last 3 weeks!). I'd also like to shave a few minutes off my half marathon PR as well as my 5K time. To put a number on these goals, maybe 1:40 for 13.1 and 21:59 for 3.1.

What are your running goals for the coming year?

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