I am linking up with my awesome running gal pals to share my yearly wrap this week!
At some point this year, I think I experienced every emotion under the sun.
Powerful. Exhausted. Elated. Discouraged. Gratified. Apprehensive. Fulfilled. The list goes on and on...
I actually did very little running in April other my races.
My hilliest half ever….at 864 feet of elevation. Whew, it wore me out!
|Thank you Wendy xo|
|Thank you Holly xo |
I was fortunate to have motivational reminders from blogger friends to get me through summer training, which almost had me near tears more than once. I am proud I hung in there and did it, but I doubt I will ever train through summer again!
In case you didn't notice I got very attached to my blue Old Navy shorts, I wore them like a uniform all year :)
It also felt like every time I turned around I was running a race without much training, but really it was about half and half. Each race holds some really fond memories for different reasons.
It really is good to take a moment to reflect on the past year and all your accomplishments. Reflection gives you perspective, helps you to grow and learn, and can give way to new ideas and bigger dreams.
Although, my feet continue to be an issue, I refuse to let them steal my joy. I am happy using intervals so I can still do some longer runs and I am already signed up for a few races in 2017. I don’t think I’ll be in PR shape again anytime soon, but I am perfectly content to show up, smile, run, and soak up the good vibes.
I can honestly say I appreciated every step.