Races: 1 OCR, 2 5ks, 4 half marathons
Running Miles: 529 (doesn’t count the miles before I officially started training on Jan 23)
Cycling Miles: 358
Hiking Miles: 189
Yoga Practices: 32
Blog Posts: 215
Overall, I’d say this was a pretty damn good year. I’m so very happy that I got back into running. I’m also very grateful for my PT doc and everything he has done to keep me running. Although I’m not as fast as I was a decade ago, I’m proud of myself nonetheless.
All of my races were quite memorable for different reasons. The Spartan was fun and horrible at the same time because of one grumpy volunteer. I ran my first official 5k is less than 30 minutes! The very next morning I ran a half marathon and jacked up my IT band. And I did the 5k/half marathon thing two weekends in a row! I ran the next half marathon in Chacos! And the last one I ran while sick and still had a blast.
COVID “messed up” my race plans for the spring because the down time prompted me to reschedule my April 50k. This actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise because I am wicked stoked about having so much time to train for the Beaverhead 55k.
I started off the year with a personal trainer. When our time was done I got back into Body Pump…for a bit. A month ago I started using Volt Athletics for a strength training program. Sometime in the spring I acquired a running coach, and in early fall I got rid of him and eventually decided to come up with my own training plan.
This year was also full of adventures! My husband and I rafted down Hells Canyon for five days, and two days later we hiked more of the Teton Crest Trail. I went on a road trip with my sister and busted up my car. I did a nine-day canoe trip with friends that was memorable and also something I never want to do again. And there were tons more mini-adventures sprinkled throughout the whole year including cycling, hot springs, sunburns, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and more.
I’m excited to see what 2022 brings!
Endlessly seeking adventure.