2013 in Review
2013 has flown by…It’s almost 2014 and I’m going to look back on the success and set backs from this year. This was also a huge year for me, in general. I moved, got a new job, finished my very first marathon, and got married!
I accomplished more races than I ever thought possible. Here’s some back story you may need. In late August of 2012, I hurt my knee. I was running hills (bridges…) in Miami and something popped. I was suppose to run the Baltimore Marathon in 2012… well that wasn’t going to happen. After some physical therapy, a brace, lots of ice, and more reality TV than I care to mention, I got cleared to run the Miami 1/2 Marathon in January 2013. Well I got hooked…. again.
I forgot how amazing it feels when you finish a race. That sense of accomplishment is second-to-none.
This year in races:
Miami Half Marathon, Miami FL, January 2013
Disney Princess Half Marathon, Disney World FL, February 2013
Run For Your Lives – Zombie 5K, Hialeah FL, April 2013
ROC Race – DC, August 2013
Shape Diva Dash, Frederick MD, September 2013
Baltimore Half Marathon Baltimore MD, October 2013
Seaside Heights Half Marathon Seaside Heights NJ, October 2013
Race for the Park 10K, Washington DC, November 2013
OBX Marathon, Kitty Hawk NC, November 2013
You’ll notice a gap between March 2013 and August 2013. Well, Michael and I got married on March 9th, 2013 in Turks and Caicos. We were fortunate enough to have 50 people fly out to join us!
We then took a 2 week honeymoon in Italy. (AMAZING!)
It didn’t stop there, in the following months I got a new job. We moved to Arlington, VA & Michael graduated with a MBA.
This was a hectic year, with lots of exciting events! The one thing that suffered was my training. I was able to complete many of these races, but I didn’t race them.
Which is a great starting point to discuss my 2014 goals. Get Faster! But I’ll talk more about that in another post.