I spent some time yesterday reflecting on 2014. I went into the year hoping to run a half marathon. December of 2013 I ran my first 10K post having my littlest, and did NOT feel prepared for the Hypothermic Half I was set to run in February. I'm excited looking back that not only did I run that half, but by the end of the year, running a half became an easily accomplishable goal. I even ran my first full marathon in June!
|Running in Banff beginning of December.|
|Such a beautiful course. This is on my must do list now!|
|What a treat to train for the Calgary Marathon in Hawaii!|
|Running becomes a way of life when you look for local races to run every time you travel :)|
|Even my kids ran their first race!|
As for my half distance, yesterday I ran a new PB (on a long run, not a race) of 2:02. That's a cut of 13 minutes from when I ran the half in February! I'd love in 2015 to see that time chip below the 2 hr mark.
|Seeing my family for the first time on course at the Calgary Marathon. My family are my pit crew, my motivation, and support.|
|Never thought I'd see the day where I would get to "run" with family. Wonderful to celebrate with my older brother at the Marathon as he completed his first Ultra of 50K.|
|Finishing off the year yesterday with a new half PB!|
This morning I'll be signing up for a couple more races for the upcoming year. A trail race, and a run in a new town. Might even add in one more race (or two!) on the west coast.
I'm so pleased to be back in the place I was before kids, where running is a big part of who I am. As my husband says, I'm happier when I come back from a run. It decompresses me, gives me time to think, and makes me a better me.
Have you set any fitness resolutions/goals for the year?