Its always fun to look back at the end of the year, and one of my favorite end of the year posts is always my “Top 5 Posts” of the year. What were the most popular posts in 2017 on From Dancing to Running?
This race was by far the coldest race that I have ever run. The sub freezing temperature made this a very challenging race for me. This race was a good lesson for me about how no matter how well training goes you never know what conditions you will face on race day.
After receiving some much needed advice from many friends and fellow runners, I reflected on all of that advice and used it to help shape my marathon training plan.
In this post I reflected on five lessons that I learned from training for and running my first marathon. One surprising lesson for many was the discovery that doing the bulk of my marathon training during my summer break and running an early fall marathon works best for my family’s calendar. And surprising to many, heat and humidity actually don’t bother me that much. I would much rather be hot than cold, including when I’m running.
The week after running the Chicago Marathon I shared my short term plans for the remainder of 2017, as well as looked ahead to the beginning of 2018.
I’m not surprised whatsoever that the recap of my first marathon was my most popular post this year. Running the streets of Chicago, and doing so on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities and in memory of my childhood friend Tammy, was such a powerful and moving experience. Although there is nothing quite like your first marathon, I’m excited to run Chicago again in 2018.
QOTD: What was your favorite From Dancing to Running post from 2016?