I guess there aren't any significant events in Jan-March. I should try and change that in 2014 and ensure that I do something memorable each month!!!
April 2013 - my bestie Heather runs in the Boston Marathon (good!)...I find out that bombs have gone off at the finish line and I can't get in contact with her or her husband for a bit (bad!). Luckily, everyone from NS returns unharmed (good!). You can catch Heather's recap of the marathon here.
|Heather, myself, and Matt at the Boston Memorial Run|
June 2013 - Soul Sisters 5k. This race was so much fun despite having Tropical Storm Andrea hitting Nova Scotia during the day! I mean who doesn't love chocolate stations and having firemen giving out hugs!!! Heather and I also did back to back 5k races at the end of the month in the pouring rain. Despite the conditions, there were lots of laughs!!!
|And yes...we dressed a like at a lot of our races.|
August 2013 - no races this month. This was the month that I had to make the hard decision not to continue to train for my first 1/2 marathon. (bad). I had to change the focus of my running and worked on the shorter 5k distance. Heather and I were 'inked' with a symbol of our running passion.
September 2013 - Maritime Race Weekend - once again a Tropical Storm descended on Nova Scotia the weekend of the race. Despite this, I ran my personal best 5k time of 27.13 (how the heck did I do that?)
October 2013 - Valley Harvest Race - I chose to do the 5k. It was a bad race for me for numerous reasons but it was a great race for many others...and that made it a fun time. Oh yes...and a bird pooped on me. This is also the month that my 4-legged baby girl Jenny passed away. I think of her every day knowing she is running in some big farm field having a blast. Miss you baby girl!!!
November 2013 - The Lucky 7 Relay Race. It was a bit chilly but loved the costumes and the route. Hope to be able to do this next year as well.
December 2013 - The Tundra Pounders run their first race together with many of the group joining. It was so much fun!
It was an eventful year in terms of running for me. It was the first year that I was a bit more consistent with my training and races. It felt good to have this consistency and I hope that I can continue this into 2014.
What stood out for you in 2013? Do you have top 5???