I had the opportunity back in October to spend a weekend with Amanda, Miss Zippy, at the RW Half. I love her blog and loved her post asking about running in 2012. I usually do a year-end review, but this is more specific.
1. Best race experience
Very tough question. I ran A LOT of races this year. Obviously #NUUNHTC goes up there as best race experience. BUT, I have to add the Oak Barrel 1/2 Marathon, Kiawah 1/2 Marathon and Big Sur Marathon as the top three races. All three are so well put on and really add a lot of nice extras to the race experience.
2. Best run
Going with my race at Kiawah this past weekend. I executed a nearly perfect plan, felt good, was focused, and pushed myself further than I thought I could. It’s a great feeling. Funny that my year end was my best run.
3. Best new piece of gear
Lawd, yall know I love to shop and love my running clothes. I’m going to go with my Mizuno Wave Riders (thanks to the Mezamashii Project) and my ifitness belt. I use both on every run. It’s too hard to pick my favorite new running clothes.
4. Best piece of running advice you have received
Believe in yourself. This really deserves it’s own post-and it will get one-but learning to realize my full potential is really, really cool. It’s sad to say I didn’t realize what I was capable of doing.
5. Most inspirational runner
Ooh, so tough. I think each and every runner I know inspires me in some way. I think my coach, Jess (Pace of Me), has been my biggest inspiration this year. She is ALWAYS so positive and encouraging. It’s infectious. Even though her marathon didn’t go as planned this weekend, she was still so positive and genuinely happy for my race. I wish I could be this way all the time-it’s something to strive for.
6.If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be?
More highs than lows and couldn’t be more thankful for it.
Your turn. Write up a post of your own or answer a few of the questions here! I’d love to learn more about your 2012 running year.