Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to recap all the running fun I’ve had this year. I’ve been doing Miss Zippy’s Year in Running post for several years now. I’ve done it in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012, so I’m thankful that Courtney has taken it on. I write this post for myself, but I hope you enjoy reading it as well. I paired down the questions to only 5 for Friday Five 2.o with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness.
Best Race Experience: Rehoboth Half Marathon was amazing this year. It was well organized, in a great location, and a ton of my friends ran. I had a fabulous time at the race, with one of my top 10 fastest finishes and then I got to spend the rest of the morning/early afternoon drinking good beer with friends. Totally awesome.
Best new piece of gear: This year I added Altra’s Escalante to my shoe rotation. They are some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever put on my feet! I can’t wear them for anything over a half marathon, but they are great for any race where I’m planning for speed.
Favorite picture from a run or race this year: This year I woke up on Mother’s Day to find myself highlighted on the Marine Corps Marathon page. I had never even seen this picture because my bib is hidden.
Race experience you would repeat in a heartbeat: GW Parkway. I had a near perfectly executed race this year. It was my “A” race for the spring and I hit all of my goals and then some. And a friend took my other favorite picture from the year.
If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be?
A wild ride.
This year was interesting. I had some great races (GW Parkway and Rehoboth) and some not so great races (MCM and Georgetown Half). I got to spend time with friends, travel with family, and see some cool sights. I also set my stove on fire and spilled soup in my computer (thankfully both are still working.)
I’m looking forward to 2018. I’m a #Rocknblog ambassador again this year and expect to continue with Ragnar Relay as well, so I should have some fun racecations coming up this year. I also have a few other fun things in the works that I’ll hopefully be talking about soon. But the big news for 2018 is that MCM Mama Runs turns 10! I’m pretty sure that there will have to be some sort of big celebration for that!
How was your year? Share one of the highlights of your year with me.