So today I’m linking up with Courtney to share my Year of Running in 2017! Be sure to check her site and see how everyone else did!
Warning. I’m not good at picking just one or even two. Lol
- Best Race(s)
So what determines a “best” race? Fastest??
Well, the Steel Rail is my half marathon PR. And it was totally unexpected. In other words, stress-free and so it was enjoyable.
So was the Polar Cap Run for 4 Miles.
I loved all of my 35 races. Each one was special in a different way.
- Best Run(s)
My runs are not usually very good or very exciting.
One of my best ones was with a new running friend who convinced me to do my long run slower and NOT walk. (I ran 11 miles without walking!!)
I would be remiss not to mention that my new job has allowed me run on some neat bike paths (Onondaga Lake Ste Park in Liverpool, Lake Ontario and Erie Canal Path in Rochester and of course, Central and the river paths in Manhattan). That has been exciting (the running not the job or the traveling).
- Best New Piece(s) of Running Gear
It’s a tie here.
First my Knuckle Lights. They will allow me to do my runs on routes that aren’t lit.
Secondly is my Garmin 205. This was my first watch. It died finally and I tried a few others but this dinosaur is my favorite so I bought another this year.
- Most Inspirational Runner(s)
Well, there are quite a few.
First Shalane who kicked a$$ and won the NYC marathon.
Secondly, two bloggers that I have met in person: Wendy from Taking the long way home who was diagnosed with RA and has not let it interfere with her running journey and Marcia from The Healthy Slice who got injured and still completed the Berlin Marathon.
Finally my local running friend Judy from Chocolate Runs Judy who has PRd in all her half marathons this year. Now that’s impressive.
- Favorite Picture from a Run or Race
Again there are a few:
Of course my fall at my last race. Lol
Running down Las Vegas Strip
And running at a French-themed race in Central Park.
- Race Experience(s) you would repeat in a heart beat
Well you know I love race-cations so there were five in 2017:
Treasure Coast Half Marathon in Florida while visiting friends.
Shape Half Marathon and France Run, both in NYC.
Wineglass Half Marathon in Corning, NY with new running buddies.
And of course, the Rock n Roll Vegas 5k and Half Marathon.
I doubt I will be able to repeat any of these but I would if I could.
- If you could sum up your year in a couple of words what would they be?
Since today is Tuesday, I’m also linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for
Seriously, the words you used to sum up your year? It doesn’t get any better than that! At this point on my running journey you know I’m all about healthy fun with friends and new adventures. It was great to see you this year!
Same here. Hope that we both have similar 2018 running years and that we meet up again.
A huge congrats on your half marathon PR!! I’m so sorry I missed you this year! Your new job certainly allowed you to run in some neat places! Here’s to a wonderful and HEALTHY 2018!
Yes I was bummed about missing PCB and not seeing you. Maybe things will work out better in 2018.
As you know, PRs are hard to come by esp. as we age so I am happy to have one.
Racecations are the best! Even better when we get to meet fellow bloggers in person that we have been connecting with.
Definitely. So I guess I need to meet you!
I probably wouldn’t be sharing my falling photo so widely — you have a good sense of humor about it!
You had plenty of cool travels/races and I know you have even more for 2018. I bet there’s a PR in there somewhere, too.
I think that photo was funny and not often captured.
No vacation days and little $$ will be making 2018 race-cations scarce but you know I’ll do my best to make it happen.
I’m happy with my half marathon time. I’d like a 5K PR, though.
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You already have at least 2 racecations planned for 2018 — and one is MAJOR.
I’d like a 5k PR too. Of course you actually have to run them to PR them, LOL — I only ran 2 and both weren’t even close for different reasons.
The Paris one may not happen. The trip is with a non-runner visiting friends is another part of France. There are also lots of hoops to jump through to run in a race in France. So we’ll see.
I ran 13 5ks – all were close but none were PRs but running fast is not what it’s all about.
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I hope the race happens for you. I remember all the hoops Denise had to jump through when she did her half in Italy, and it almost didn’t happen, but it did & she really enjoyed it.
And at least you speak the language, which is a big help!
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Ahhh, this post had me smiling from beginning to end. I love how much you enjoy running and racing!
Thanks. You too. We would make a good pair.
You are a chronic racer LOL I love reading about all of your adventures!
Thanks. And you are just as active.
wow you really did do a ton of races this year! The Vegas RnR will always be one of my fave races too and hope to run it again some year.
Maybe someday. Glad I had the opportunity this year.
You’ve had such a fantastic year –but you always do. You just never quit! I’d love some of your energy, please. Hopefully we’ll meet up at a race in 2018. And now I’ve got those Knuckle Lights to keep me moving all winter long!
Yes. I hope connect with you this year. I’d live done if your flexibility and strength.
I’d sum up my year in one word …blessed! I loved reading your post from beginning to end ..you exude energy and life and it’s contagious! Hope to meet up with you in 2018!
I would love to meet you. I know we would get along fabulously.
Absolutely we would 😍
Some fabulous pictures, it sounds like a great year! Here’s to another good year of running in 2018
Yes and for you too.
You had a great year of running! My year was just … crazy–mostly in a good way. 😉
In a good way is “good”. Lol
OMG that picture of you slipping at the end of that race! What a year. Thank you so much for linking up. You rock!
Wow – 35 races?! That’s awesome!
You certainly had a fun year of running and races.
Here’s to an awesome 2018!
Thanks. Hope you have a great 2018 too.