I didn’t plan to participate in Miss Zippy’s Year in Running post this year, because I have a number of “wrap up” posts coming in the next couple of weeks. However, Patty, April, and I decided to make this a free week and I couldn’t resist since I did this in both 2013 and 2012. I enjoyed reading the older posts, so I’m doing this for me – so I can look back again next year.
Best Race Experience: This year was full of amazing races. In fact, I’m going to go more in depth on that tomorrow, but I’d have to say that the Riverboat Series was the best experience of all. Some of the individual races kind of sucked, but I was surrounded by friends and that made even the worst race the best.day.ever. (To quote my one of my favorite bloggers.)
Best Run: I just love to run. Even when running isn’t awesome, it’s still the best thing ever. It completes me. So, every single time I manage to get out the door is the best run ever.
Best new piece of gear: My Garmin 220. I love it. I tried to love the Bia, but we could just never get there. But from the first moment I put on the Garmin, I was happy. Apparently I’m brand loyal…
Best piece of running advice you’ve received: “If you run, you are a runner.” I’ve been struggling with my speed and some issues with my foot and sometimes that brings me down. But the fact that I am out there running, means I’m still pursuing my dreams. It’s not about speed for me. It’s about continuing to run until I’m running with a walker. I figure I have at least 40 more years of running ahead of me. ;o)
Most Inspirational Runner: I can never name one person for this. If you are out there running, you inspire me.
If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be? Goals met. I started the year with a stretch goal and I did it. It was an unbelievable ride.