So I realized I didn’t have a post summing up my running in 2013! I spent all that time tracking everything in Google Docs, I might as well record it all on the blog right?!
2013 was a great year to really get me back into running again. I met some great friends from the Chicago Running Bloggers group and did several long runs with friends, which up until this point, I had been a solo runner. Just me and my music. But running with people makes for so much more fun! It was definitely a fun-filled year with lots of miles!
Here are the stats…
Races ran: 8
Trails run on: At least 7?!
Places run: IL, IN, WI and somewhere in the middle of the Caribbean…
Total miles ran in 2013: 617.51
Highest mileage month: July – 86.32 miles (most of my long runs for Fort2Base were during this month)
Lowest mileage month: October – 27.12 miles (this is during the time when I started my new job)
New PR’s: 5k (24:14 at Iron Girl Tri), 10k (51:45) and 10 NM (1:44)—first ever 10NM but hey it’s still a PR!
Favorite race: Fort2Base (loved training and focusing on this race throughout the summer as my goal!)
Running shoes: 2 pairs (Saucony Mirage and Guide 6)
Best running purchase: Garmin 405CX watch!
Other workouts tried: Boot camp, pole dancing, FlyBarre, BodyPump, Shaun T25, various workout DVDs and Pinterest workouts
2013 Races (click the links to see the full recaps, where applicable):
Ringing in Spring 10k (Valparaiso, IN)- April 6, 2013
Color Run 5k (Racine, WI)- May 25, 2013
Run for Boston 5k (Libertyville, IL)- June 15, 2013
Didn’t track my time and can’t find the results anymore :-(
Firecracker 5k (Chesterton, IN)- June 22, 2013
Time: 26:00 (and my Mom’s first 5k!!!)
Iron Girl Triathlon (Relay) (Pleasant Prairie, WI)- August 11, 2013
Time (5k run): 24:14, 2nd place team finish! (Overall team time: 1:12:48)
Fort2Base 10 Nautical Mile (11.5 Miles)- August, 25, 2013
Hero Half and 10K (Indiana Dunes State Park)- October 20, 2013
Time: 56:31, 3rd place in age group
Cheers to a wonderful, active 2013 and to another
healthy, running-filled 2014!