As of today I’m signed up for three 2013 races! Today I signed up for the Goldy’s Run 10 mile race. As much as I love looking forward to my favorite races each year, it’s always fun to run one for the first time. Last year, I cheered my husband on when he ran this race. It starts at the University of Minnesota (my alma mater) and ends right on the 50-yard-line in the stadium, with your finish projected on the Jumbotron! Looking ahead to 2013 made me start to think about all of the races I completed in 2012.
No races in January
Climb for a Cure: climbed 50 floors of stairs with friends!
Lifetime Fitness Indoor Tri
Point Bock Run: first road race of the season!
Swim – 18 lengths
Bike – 24.2 mi
Run – 2.05 mi
I came in 9th place and was the 5th female overall!
Be the One Run 5K: our first Girls on the Run 5K. I started out as a running buddy and then my duties switched over to social media!
*Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon: One of the most amazing experiences ever. Half marathon PR and such a fun race.
Chisago Triathlon: my first triathlon! Didn’t go as well as I had hoped — but I finished!
No races in August
Get Ready to Rock 20 miler: 20 mile training race for the marathon.
*Cloquet River Run 5k: My first 5K PR of the year! My husband made it on the podium at the race.
South Metro Human Services 5K: fun race with our friends. Raised some money for a good cause.
Twin Cities Marathon: my first marathon — incredible experience!
*Monster Dash 10 mile: 10 mile PR just a few weeks after the marathon.
*Diva Dash: second 5K PR of 2012!
Girls on the Run 5K: our first very own 5K. Ran as a running buddy.
Turkey Day 5K: got some miles in before the big meal.
Race for Recovery 5K: awesome race for a great cause.
I came a long way as a runner in 2012 and there were some PRs and “firsts” (triathlon, marathon). Most importantly, in 2012 I learned to push myself to be uncomfortable during runs and races and to recognize the difference between discomfort and pain/injury.
Bring on 2013!
By the numbers and other randomness
Total number of races: 16
Total miles (so far, according to Dailymile): 801
* – denotes PR 🙂