Today I ran my last miles of the year. I started thinking about where all my Saucony’s went this year, what races I did, who I got to see, etc. It was a damn, good year. I’m not sure I could have asked for a better year after how 2013 went. So here it is in a nutshell….a lot of pictures, links and a summary of my 2014 running.
Total Miles for 2014: 1530.14
I did a lot of base building the first few months of the year and then focused on speed work and really training. I worked with 2 different coaches and it paid off.
Marathons: 1. NYC Marathon. 1 PR and BQ. # of PRs: 5
Not a bionic hip. Just a lot of hard work. PT, pilates (thank you Laura!), and cross training helped balance out the running.
1 trail race: Ragnar ATL
1 relay race: Ragnar ATL
AG awards: 6. 1 5k, 1 8k, 2 10k, 1 half marathon, 1st place womens trail team award.
Places my Saucony’s took me: GOODNESS. SO many awesome places. I had really forgotten about the places I went outside of racing.
I was able to run in GA and AL A LOT. My usuals included Savannah, Birmingham, and Montgomery for work. I obviously ran a lot in Mobile and ATL because they are home. In addition to my new states/cities:
New OrleansNashvilleCarefree, AZ
Asheville (even though it was the hilliest and pretty ugly during the race, Asheville is gorgeous!)Barcelona Amsterdam Madison, WINYC, twiceSanibel, FL Friends I got to run with: 18
SO lucky to see so many friends (too many to tag) this year all over the country, meet a few new ones, and be lucky enough to have found a couple of great local friends to run with regularly, too. Thank you to each of you for being my support! Meet a boy during a race: 1
All my friends had said that’s how it would eventually happen, and they were right. Thankful for Rich and being able to train with him, race with him, and have him join me on my race adventures and be my cheerleader.
Yep 2014, you very much surpassed 2013 (couldn’t get much worse). I’m approaching 2015 with the same hopes, dreams, and excitement.
What were your top 3 running moments of 2014? Could you pick a favorite? Did you keep up with how many miles you ran for the year?