HERE, I will warn you that it is a very loooong post but kind of entertaining.
job change that seemed like a good idea but it wasn't!
Jake, Jorge, Holly and I went to New York and Boston so that Holly and I could run the Boston Marathon, that was definitely memorable.
Utah Valley Half Marathon while over trained, that was really somethin'!
I ran my own version of an Ultra Ragnar at the Wasatch Back Ragnar. I actually quite enjoyed that, crazy huh?!? I would love to do an Ultra Ragnar again!!!
Freedom Run 10K another PR but again I was disappointed with my time. I'm starting to see a trend, maybe I should be happy with my PR's rather than compare myself to others who are much speedier than me. There will always be someone faster you know!
20 Mile Half Marathon which sounds odd and it was!
I started pacing races which is my favorite. I paced the Top of Utah Half Marathon and loved every second of it!
Mt. Nebo Half Marathon and found one of my new favorite races! If you want to PR this is the race for you.
Another PR race would have to be the Big Cottonwood Half Marathon. That was an amazing race. I totally forgot to post this fancy video they sent me. They made videos for every runner which is just awesome! Big Cottonwood Video! You can try the link but I don't know if it will work or not :(
I ran my most favoritest race EVER!!! No race will ever live up to the Nike Women's Marathon! That family trip was amazing...SO FUN!
I quit as soon as I got back from our San Francisco trip and truth be told I wasn't working enough to make it worth it anyway. Basically since I quit I have been caring for McKenna with her migraines or either one of my kids for different illnesses. I truly do think that everything happens for a reason and I think that I needed to be home these past 2 1/2 months. It was hard for me to accept that training wasn't for me. Rather it was because I wasn't a good trainer, motivator or that I just didn't fit in where I was working or maybe all of the above. I know that I needed to be here for my kids no matter how horrible I felt about myself being a jobless twit. Where do I go from here? Quite frankly I don't know. I am working on getting certified as a cycling instructor but will that really be enough? That is a good question. I guess I am on a quest to find what I want to be doing. Actually, I know what I want to do. I want to get paid to workout and blog, is that too much to ask? Not, if you ask me :)
Paced the Halloween Half Marathon, this one was tough for me, I don't think I was quite recovered from my marathon but still managed to finish in time! I was shocked!
Thankful 13 Half Marathon. I loved the race but it was very hard for me! It was a great way to kick off Thanksgiving!
That is 8 half marathons, 2 full marathons, a 10K and partridge in a pear tree! I also ran 2 5K's with Kobe which was sooooo fun! Jake and McKenna ran them too but Kobe and I ran together. I really wish I would have done a blog post on those races. If Kobe could run every race with me I would be pleased as punch! I ran a grand total of 2405.59 miles (I don't know how I ended up with such an odd number, that will drive me crazy for eternity) and here are some other interesting facts that the DailyMile told me.
2,516 Total Miles (I thought this was what I ran, I was so sad when I found out that it included my walks)
426.40 Total Time
48 Lbs Burned
329 Total Workouts
0.10 Around World
351.92 TVs Powered
132.42 Gas Saved
918.30 Donuts Burned
Overall I would say it was a year full of awesome races, fun trips, lots of trials and even more self doubt. Maybe my new year's resolution should be to believe in myself a little more.
If you made it through that post you should get a medal!