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 weather runs, a warm race-cation and two races including my first half marathon of the year
My stepson’s wedding, a new kitten, my second and bucket list half marathon and a wet local race
Spring racing has begun with three races including a fun group race-cation
my birthday month, an annual tennis vacation in Florida and of course races, like FOUR of them
the racing season escalates with five races, some volunteering, work travel, as boating on the lake begins
warmer temps mean less racing (just one race) but some trail runs and more boating
More trail runs and again just one race
A visit to a college roommate, a half marathon and lots of long runs in addition to work travel
marathon training is heating up with a half marathon as part of the dreaded 20-miler and there was a bucket list 10k in NYC as well as a fun trail race.
The big day arrived – my first full marathon followed by a recovery 15k and two Thanksgiving races
and so it ends… with a DNS 😦
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 2019 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. None 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?