I Ran This Year!

What a year it was !! this year I raced my longest race, AND the shortest. I didn't set out to run a marathon in 2016, it sounded too scary, but I started the training and did it! I secretly gave myself a goal of 20 races this year, but realized by October, that was not going to happen, and I was ok with it.

Here are lots of pictures of my running
My first 5K of the year
Ice Fest 5K- 24.19. My fastest 5K of 2016

Washington DC RnR Half Marathon 1:58:59
My fastest Half marathon of the year
 Gettysburg Marathon 4:49. When I look back at this picture, I wonder my I lifted my foot and can't remember.
My son did his first 5K at the Kennett Run this year! I was so proud of my boy! I hope that in 2017, at least 1 brother will join us on the 5K.
July was the month of the 10K and Age Group Awards 
Sister #4 did her first 10K!! We are working on sister #3 running a 10K in 2017

Dewey Beach Lifeguards 10K- 3rd AG
Carlisle Fair 10K
Carlisle Fair - 1st AG

My son did his second Kids race and was very proud of his medal!


I also did the Harrisburg Mile
My son also ran the Harrisburg Mile
September was all about the half marathons
Bird In Half 5K
The most awesome medal I got this year!
Philly R'n'R Half Marathon 
 In October, my son did the Kids Fun run the night before the Half Marathon

Another Awesome medal
Hershey Half
And November was all about the 5Ks
I have lost speed on my 5Ks, and it was a bit disappointing. I look forward to
working on speed again in 2017
The Best Moment in Running - I loved all the races, I had fun in each and every one of them. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be Bird In Hand; but the best running moment was this one day that I didn't feel like running. I wanted to go stay home and take a nap, but I got up and met the Fleet Feet Group and had a fantastic run with running friends. Whenever I don't want to run, because it's too hot, because it's too cold, because I'm tired... I lace up my sneakers, re do my ponytail and head out anyway.
15 races
1 Virtual Race
1 Marathon
4 Half Marathons
How was your running year?
What was your favorite race?
What are you working on next year?


  1. 15 races is HUGE. 2016 was a weird year of running for me. I just wasn't really feeling it. I had fun racing some 5Ks & I would say it was the year of the AG awards for me. I'm excited to work more on speed in 2017 & get back to running some HMs!

    I love all your fun medals! I need to search some out, I feel like my races always just give out standard round ones. Blah.

    1. It was the year of the AG award for you!! and that is amazing!! keep up with your training! I am sure you will nail that sub 25 5K this year!!

      I lucked out on amazing medals this year!

  2. Wow, lots of running this year! You should be very proud. What's on your race calendar for 2017?

    1. Thank you! you are very kind!

      Right now, I am registered for two races a 10K and the DC RnR Half. I'm very excited for both!

  3. You had such an amazing year!! I'm so glad I found your blog and I got to follow along with your journey. I bet 2017 is going to be great for you, too!

    1. Thank you Ali! I am so glad to have found your blog too!! I know 2017 will be a great year for all of us!

  4. I'm pretty much going to copy your year for 2017! You sure you don't want to do Gettysburg again?! I could use some moral support ;)

    1. That's awesome Gretchen!! I'll keep Gettysburg in Mind... maybe i'll surprise you!

  5. INCREDIBLE YEAR! I am really looking forward to following along with you next year! 15 races... WOWOWOWOW!!!!

    1. Thank you Kristina!!

  6. It's been fun getting to know you and following you via your blog! You've had a great year and I'm looking forward to what 2017 has in store for you.

    1. Thank you Wendy! it has been an amazing journey to follow your blog as well.

  7. You ran a lot of races even though you didn't hit your goal. Do you have a number goal for next year? Do you think you will run a marathon?

    1. Yes, I have a marathon in mind right now, but wont' register until January. A few things need align for it to happen.

      If you want to run BIH, check out registration now, it sells out by April, and right now it's the best prices.

  8. A marathon and PR's in the 5K and half is awesome! and your times were speedy. Kudos :)
    It is great you have encouraged your son to run :)


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