Its incredible to look back and think about all that I’ve accomplished this year! At this time last year, I was training for my first half marathon, and now I’ve crossed the finish line of three half marathons, as well as a handful of other races. I love looking back and being able to see all that I’ve accomplished this year!
With my last race of 2014 having been last weekend, now’s the perfect time to start looking back. I’ll share a couple of different year end reviews over the next couple of weeks, but I thought it would be fun to start the end of year reflection with the linkup that Miss Zippy is hosting.
Best Race Experience:
Crossing the finish line of my first half marathon, the Disney World Half, back in January has been my best race experience to date. There was no greater feeling than having my sights on accomplishing my goal to finish my first half marathon (which I set in March 2013), and then doing everything necessary in order to ensure that I accomplished my goal. And doing so with Preston by my side made the experience that much sweeter.
I absolutely loved my last half marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach. There was no sight better than finishing the race on the boardwalk while overlooking the ocean, and then being able to put my feet in the sand post race. Not only did I PR and meet my goal pace, but I was able to celebrate my accomplishment with several other bloggers at the finish line.
Best New Piece of Gear:
My PRO Compression marathon socks and sleeves. They have been critical to my post long run recovery, especially after races.
Best Piece of Running Advice You Received:
To keep up with cross training, weight training, and yoga. Being a successful athlete means taking care of all of your muscles and incorporating a variety of exercises and stretches to make you the strongest runner possible.
Most Inspirational Runner:
My husband continues to be my #1 inspiration. Not only is he my #1 cheerleader, motivator, and supporter, but his own accomplishments inspire me everyday. I am still in awe that he completed the Dopey Challenge back in January.
If You Could Sum Up Your Year in a Couple of Words, What Would They Be:
Continuing to Make Progress
QOTD: How was your year of running? Did you accomplish everything that you wanted to? What did you learn this year?