Over 600 miles
My first half marathon
3 pairs of shoes
My first running injury
Countless new running friends
3 months on the figurative bench
My first 30 mile week
One new lease on running life
Best race experience.
Running down the 2 hour pacing group
and beating them to the finish line
at my first half marathon.
A perfect-weather 5 miler in June with
Siri and Greg that introduced me
to one of my favorite new routes
and a gorgeous side of this city
that I hadn't known before.
Best new piece of gear.
My Brooks PureCadence
Best piece of running advice.
Make friends, join a group, make it social.
Not from anyone in particular, but
something I've picked up and taken to heart.
The difference it makes is staggering.
Most inspirational runner.
I was inspired by all of the ladies of the
Run Like a Girl running group,
who went to Boston
and brought it, even in the hot weather.
And the 80 year old man who I had the
honor of giving a medal to
at the end of the Richmond Marathon.
Sum up your year in a couple of words.
Wonderful, heart-breaking, elevating