The saying “the days are slow but the years go by fast” is so true! Some days and weeks certainly seem to drag on but wow, another year has come and gone! This is my third end of year running review post. In case you missed them: 2016, 2015 and linking up with Eat, Pray, Run DC again.
I love looking back on the year and actually seeing what all I did. In 2017, I ran 12 races including 3 half marathons and 3 new race states.
- 3 half marathons
- 1 – 15k
- 2 – 10ks
- 6 – 5ks (including one on a boat!)
- 3 new race states – Arkansas, Alaska, Alabama (almost got all the A states!)
Most Unique Race Experience
The Alaska On Deck for a Cause cruise ship 5k was definitely my most unique race experience – and my first race on a boat! It was awesome and I am so glad they do that!
Best Race Medal/Swag
I got a couple medals this year that I really like.
The Little Rock half marathon bling was huge!
The Nashville half marathon medal lights up:
And the Hot Chocolate 15k medal is awesome because I love chocolate!
I also love the jacket I got at the Hot Chocolate 15k race:
Favorite picture from a run or race this year
Running with Team Beef TN, I got the opportunity to meet up with other members for races, which was awesome but also fun to have other people in my race pictures.
Race experience you would repeat in a heartbeat
Hot Chocolate 15k. I normally don’t run the same race more than once (other than the annual Turkey Trot), but as part of Team Beef TN I will have the opportunity to run some races again and I am definitely looking forward to the Hot Chocolate race again next year.
If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be?
Lots of changes, getting outside of my comfort zone, hopefully continuing to learn & grow from it all!
Best running advice you’ve received this year
I don’t know that I receive a lot of running advice, do you? If so, where does it come from (and what was it?)?
Looking forward to most in 2018
I have 3 spring races on the docket – Mississippi Blues half marathon, Hot Chocolate 15k, and the Fly Pig half marathon. Here’s hoping for a great running year in 2018!