Monday, December 31, 2012

Review of the Highlights From My 2012

In January 2012  I ran a freezing 10K, the girls and I enjoyed the snow, and I ran my longest run up to that date.

Sledding by our house.
In February 2012 I ran on a trail for the first time and also ran for close to two hours for the first time ever.

In March 2012 I was a wee bit sick. It was the first of only two "sick days" I took in 2012. Whew! Anyways, on that sick day I reviewed some great running books and movies that I was able to catch up on while I laid on the couch. Maybe sick days are actually pretty awesome? I also ran what was probably my favorite 10K yet, even with the terrible weather, thanks to my runner mama friend, Tara. I also fulfilled one of my New Year's resolution by running a sub-55:00 10K! Matt and I also eliminated our credit card debt in March 2012. We haven't carried a balance for more than a month ever since!

Tara and I at the St. Patrick's Day 10K. 
In April 2012 I became a half-marathoner! This is a good post, if I do say so myself. If you read any of these links, read that one! I also went on  a mama vacation to Marco Island, Florida, sans husband and kiddos. It was pretty awesome. I wrote several posts about the trip, the first one is this one.

All smiles post half marathon. (See my sidebar for a pic from the race)
In May 2012 I felt like I was at the top of my running game. I registered for the Portland Marathon. I will spoil the surprise and let you know I didn't end up running it. I also ran my first and only 15K with both of my running besties. I also "ran" (okay, walked) my first 5K with the entire family at The Color Run on Mother's Day. It was So. Much. Fun. A perfect Mother's Day. 

Post-race, colored head to toe! 
In June 2012 I got a minor surgery. My older daughter turned eight. I ran the Rock-n-Roll Seattle half marathon with my friend Ray. We had an absolute blast, though the race kicked my ass. Right after that the wheels starting coming off of my running. 

Ray and I at the RnR Seattle.
In July 2012 I fulfilled another resolution by running my fastest 5K ever and I also went on a beautiful hike up Rattlesnake Ridge. 

On top of Rattlesnake Ridge.
In August 2012 my family went on an epic road trip to Michigan. I wrote many blog posts about the whole thing, including a post about our car accident derailing our plans and a fantastic visit to South Dakota. Admist all of this, my younger daughter turned six (bad mama, no birthday post for her!).

The girls and I in front of a big rock.
In September 2012 I answered 10 personal running-related questions and ran the Athleta Iron Girl 10K with Tara.

Tara and I after the Athleta Iron Girl 10K. 
In October 2012 we took a family vacation to San Diego, which so happened to coincide with my birthday! We had a blast. We did these things, these things, these things, and these things. I also ran the Snohomish River Run 10K and won 3rd Place in my age group! 

My favorite running picture ever.
In November 2012 I got diagnosed with a stress fracture. I also had a blast cheering the Seattle Marathon with my daughter, Eloise. If you can't join 'em, cheer 'em? 

Cheering the runners.
In December 2012 the tables completely turned and I was the one on the sidelines cheering Iris on as she ran in her very own 5K for Girls on the Run. Matt ran with her and Eloise jumped in to run, too! We also had a very Merry Christmas at Grandma's house and at home

Matt and Iris finishing strong.

Here we come, 2013!


  1. May 2013 be injury free for you!

  2. Love your organized highlights! And I know its not that new, but I dig the new design too.
    Happy New Year!


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