Sunday, January 8, 2017

Looking Back on 2016

I thought today I'd look back on my year running in 2016.

January- Nothing. Absolutely no races.

February- Princess 5k, Glass Slipper Challenge (Enchanted 10k, Princess Half Marathon)

March- Nothing. I was driving across the country though.

April- Run Through the Vineyard 10k

May- Neverland 5k, Pixie Dust Challenge (Tinker Bell 10k, Tinker Bell Half Marathon)

June- No races.

July- No races.

August- Bobby Doyle Summer Classic

September- Another no race month!

October- Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women, Cause 4 Paws 5k

November- Mickey's Holiday 5k, Lumiere's Two Course Challenge (Wine & Dine 10k, Wine & Dine Half Marathon), Forge Pond Park 5k, Hanover Turkey Trot

December- Ugly Sweater Run, Bill Roger's Jingle Bell Run

Virtual Runs- Molly Weasley's Ugly Jumper Run, HRC Umbridge Run 13k (Or Until it Hurts), The Half-Blood Prince Half Marathon, Orlando Untied 5k, #OneHRC House Marathon, Fantastic Beasts 5k, Platform 9¾k (Year Three)

Personal Bests:
5k- Bill Roger's Jingle Bell Run (34:07)
10k- Enchanted 10k (1:13:17)
5 Miler- Bobby Doyle Summer Classic (58:49)
Half Marathon- Tinker Bell Half Marathon (2:31:02)

Did I reach any PR this year? Absolutely not. I can't say that I haven't beat myself up over losing my speed. I will say that I was proud of every start and finish line I crossed last year. I always make my Goal A to finish. I ran in freezing cold weather and extremely hot weather. And everything in between! I still have hopes of breaking a 30-minute 5k and breaking 2:30:00 in a half marathon again, but I'm happy to have the opportunity to run and do my best at that moment.

Will 2017 bring on big things? I'm sure it will. Guess I'll have to look back at it a year from now.

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