Overall, 2015 was a good year! Sure, there were hiccups and some challenges, but that’s life. And since I’m a glass-half-full kind of gal I thought I’d share some of my “greatest hits” of the year.
New Year’s Day Run – This annual run is a one-person event that takes place in Pismo Beach. While it’s usually only 3 or 4 miles long, it sets the tone for my year and my intention to make it a good one.
Challenge-Palooza – If you are a regular follower of the blog I ran a bunch of challenges this year. My feedback is that people like them and it helps them stay motivated and focused, even if it’s for a short period of time.
Ragnar Relay Series – I did the SoCal and Napa relays this year and have found a crazy new way to experience, share and enhance my love of running. 200 miles, 2 vans full of 12 sweaty runners, very little sleep and some wacky, middle of the night hj-jinks added to the fun. Having my final leg of the race as a 13 miler on a hilly course and warm day wasn’t ideal but I earned some badass cred on that race! For more info on the race, click here.
Sunday Runs – When I trained with Team in Training I finally “got” how important a running group is. Having not found one that worked for me I formed my own. When marathon training was over it morphed into a trail run series which is even more fun! Click here and join in the fun!
Training for Races – Training runs trump non-training runs. I trained for 2 Ragnar races and a marathon this year. For me, that’s a big year and I was in a constant state of training for most of it. I relaxed training a bit over the summer and I think that explains why my 3rd leg of the Napa Ragnar was a bit more challenging than I expected. Needless to say, I function better when I’m in-training.
Annual Turkey Trot – This 4 mile Thanksgiving Day tradition has grown over the years. Sure, we’ll never rival the other “official” races but the intent has always been to provide an easy and fun way to get out of the house on Thanksgiving, get some exercise under your soon to be stuffed belt and enjoy the great outdoors!
Personal Growth – I know. Gag. For the past few months I’ve felt that I need to make some changes on a professional and personal level and have spent a lot of time identifying what my next steps should be. I’m going to put on my big girl panties and make some things happen. Happy New Year indeed!
Your turn! Take a few minutes to list some of your accomplishments from 2015. Post your list where you can see it and let it help propel you into the new year.
Now go run!