Wow, what a year! I feel so blessed with everything I accomplished in 2012.
Early in the year, I was selected to run for the Oiselle Team. I am so honored to be part of this amazing group of ladies. They are all very inspiring and motivating!
I trained throughout the heat and humidity of the summer and rocked the Don McCluskey Seafood Festival 5k in September with a PR of 25:43, shaving almost 3 minutes. This was my very first 5k in Pensacola in 2011.
My best race experience would have to be the Pensacola Half Marathon in November. I met another runner around mile 3, who ended up sticking with me the entire race. We pretty much pushed each other to a PR. I ended up with a 19 minute improved time from last year. This was my second half marathon.
I logged exactly 990 miles of running. Gosh, 10 away from 1000. Looks like I’ll be adding that to my goals list for 2013!
In late November I started training for my first full marathon and ran my longest run of 15 miles. Unfortunately, the weekend I was supposed to do my next longest run of 17 miles, I had a gallstone attack, was admitted to the hospital and had surgery to remove the gallstones and my gallbladder. Now, because of recovery, I will not be able to train properly to run the Mercedes-Benz Marathon in February. I’m disappointed but it’s going to be okay because there will be some many other marathons I can choose to run.
My running in 2012 was definitely amazing! I am so grateful that I went through the year injury-free. I proved to myself that hard work really does pay off. I also proved to myself that I have more push in me, even at 40. I am very excited at what 2013 has to offer!