I feel like my Year of Running post wrapped up a lot of things over the past year. Honestly, I don’t feel like THAT much stuff happened this year. Nothing mind blowing or life changing, that’s for sure.
If you want to laugh at the goals I set for myself, you can look at them here. Some were accomplished, like running for run, and running less races. But, probably the one I am most proud of is to do more cross training. This happened mostly in the second part of the year due to my stress fracture, but it’s something I think will stick around into 2014.
The one I failed at completely (minus all my time related goals), was the stay injury free goal. Ha! Yeah, if anything, 2013 was the year of the Stress Fracture, the biggest running related injury I’ve ever endured.
Anyway, if I had to recap the year, it would be this.
I trained through the winter for the Vermont City Marathon where I ended up having a pretty awful race in pouring rain. Lauren “ran” the last 10 miles with me while she was pregnant with #cheesebaby. Along the way, I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and had a fantastic girls weekend in DC.
I also went to Eugene, had a blast hanging with running friends from all over the country, including a ton of Oiselle Teammates! Had an awful race (that I never blogged about), cried after, and then got over it and had a great time cheering for the marathoners. And then as soon as I got back from this trip, I had to put my poor cat, Leela to sleep.
A few weeks later, I was diagnosed with a stress fracture. Wow. The first half of the year was pretty awful, huh?
Anyway, the stress fracture helped me to cross train more and I actually stayed in pretty good shape along the way. I returned to running after 7 weeks, trained my butt off carefully and ran a pretty awesome race in Rehoboth Beach with my husband and best friends.
This year also solidified some pretty great friendships.
To Em, my best friend, my neighbor, I love you, and I can’t wait to see you and Nick get married this year. It feels like we’ve been friends our whole lives, it’s hard to believe we only met in 2010.
To Beth and Abby, you two have become so important to me over the past year! I love that I can be myself around you guys and I’m so happy we have become such great friends. You both inspire me every single day, in real life and in running and I honestly don’t know what I would do without you ladies.
And with that, I will leave you with one of my favorite gifs of the year.
Drunk Big Bird
Hopefully I won’t be as drunk as Big Bird tonight!
Happy New Year!!!