Alrighty then, since my last post covered most of the dull, it’s time for the shiny!
2015 saw- 14 races with quite a few shiny moments.
My first 25K– Mom ran it too!
I finally ran Surf City. I watched as NikeC ran this race years ago and it inspired me to run my first half marathon in 2011. It was nice coming full circle.
Wine Country saw one of the best half marathons I’ve run in a long time. Fitting that Wine Country was also that first half marathon years ago.
Fastest mile– Holy crap, somehow in a year of stomach issues and less than stellar training, I threw down a 7:48?!
New PR!!! Similar sentiments to above 🙂 I ran a 27:10 at the Central Coast Challenge Cancer. Say what?!
Part of a team- HOB Fun Run saw the biggest bunch of matching shirts. 🙂
Kara Goucher! The beach! Big Sur Half Marathon had one of the prettiest courses and I saw elites! Ok, they looked like a blur as they zoomed past me but it was still awesome. 🙂 Oh and I actually paid for a race photo!
Race I was most proud of-
SLO Half marathon. 2:15:06 The one where I ate asphalt.
No where near the finish time I had hoped for but by the far the strongest race run both mentally and physically. Combine the fall at mile 5 with the horrible GI issues from mile 7-finish and it was a rough race. However I stayed focused and positive and I have no regrets about any part of how I ran this race. I was also lucky enough to be a SLO Marathon ambassador for the second year in a row. I do love this race.
Oh this was a hard one. I think it’s a 3 way tie- a surfboard, a barn and an otter. Oh wait, 4- stained glass has to be included too!
What was your Shiny?
Happy New Year’s Eve!!!