In terms of life, 2013 brought lots of ups and downs (including ones I haven’t been brave enough to share here yet, but probably will one day) and to be honest, I’m SO READY for 2014. Running was kind of the same story also. 2013 brought PRs in almost every distance (it didn’t hurt that I ran 19 races over the course of the year) but it was also the year that I dealt with more injuries than ever before. So here’s my top five running moments of 2013:
1. The Marathon
The Big Ten 10K was a lot of fun (got to show off my U of M gopher pride!) and it was a 10K PR for me, but the entire trip was also a blast — Andrea and I ate our way through Chicago and I got to finally meet Hillary in person!
No words can express what it felt like to see my husband achieve something he had worked so hard for — he didn’t just qualify for Boston, but absolutely crushed that qualifying time.
This was definitely the highlight of my year and if this list was in any particular order (and if I weren’t too lazy to go back and rearrange it) this would be #1.
Yup — this is my big news! I officially have a running coach! I’m THRILLED to be working with Coach Kevin Granato and join the Granato Racing Team. I love everything about the GR training philosophy (in three words: purpose. quality. PRs.) and the results his racers achieve are incredibly impressive.
So what’s in store for 2014? I’ll definitely be focusing on quality, not quantity (in terms of racing) this year. With Coach’s help, I hope to set some new PRs; but more importantly, take my running and racing to the next level. And of course, I can’t wait to cheer on my husband at Boston!
What did your 2013 look like?
What does 2014 look like for you, fitness-wise?
(I wrote a similar post, linking up with Miss Zippy over at We Run This Blog if you wanna check it out.)