Are you tired of my 2018 recaps yet? I hope not.
One of my most favorite things to do is look back at my photos.
They remind me why I love running and racing.
Here are the highlights month by month:
a bunch of free local races and runs with friends
some cold temps and then some unseasonably warm temps, lots of work travel runs and two races
A race-cation in Florida helps get me through this long winter. Then it is back home and two local races.
Spring racing has begun with three races
my birthday month, an annual tennis vacation in Florida and of course races, like FIVE of them
the racing season continues with four races as boating on the lake begins
warmer temps mean less racing (just one race) and more boating and tennis
A few races cancelled and only one mid-week race
Finally one of the race-cations I’d been looking forward to and the re-scheduled NYC race in addition to lots of work travel to NYC
the long awaited trip to France and another NYC race
The racing season winds down with a 15k and my last (and hardest) half marathon of the year
and so it ends with a holiday 5k and a free local race
I realized that after picking those pictures above that they had nothing to do with age group awards or finish times.
In fact, many of them were not stellar running/racing efforts yet they were memorable for many other reasons.
I ran a lot of races in 2018 and each was special in a different way. Some were new experiences and some were races that I’ve run over and over again. Many were with friends but many were solo attempts. Very few were PRs and I’m sure a few were PWs.
But I think I had a smile on my face during each and every one.
Happy Running! What is memorable for you in your running? Does it show up in your photos?