Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011-unexpected success :)

Yesterday I ended the year with a great early morning 16 miler with the Team Athena girls. If it were not for them I would have ended up watching Felicity on my new Ipad (thanks honey :)) while logging more boring treadmill miles. It was really icy this morning and I was a little afraid of falling but the girls would not let me wuss out. It is so nice to have running partners that join in the fun with you :)
I logged my last miles of 2011 in my running journal and then added up all the miles :) Also hit a milestone of 71 miles this week :) No I am not in the middle of marathon training, nor do I have a race planned. Do I need to pick a marathon, YES!!! Anyway it was fun to reflect on the year and think about all that has happened and how those 2700 miles have kept me sane through motherhood, building a house, selling a house, and all of my party planning craziness.
My fancy running journal :)
2011 was a very successful year for me as far as running goes. I guess I realized that I have more potential than I ever thought I did. This year I got more serious about my running, I want to see what I can really do, how far I can push myself. I am starting to realize that I need to set some pretty big goals for myself. That is the only way I am going to reach my potential. I have met some pretty amazing women runners this past year and it is because of them that I have started to believe in big dreams.
My 2011 races
Del Sol Ragnar Relay female ultra team- we took 1st (huge challenge, very rewarding :) I ran 40 miles in 22 hours.
Run For Risa 1/2 marathon-1st female
Helvetia 1/2 marathon- 4th female overall, 1st in AG, PR 1:32:05
Sauvie Island 1/2 marathon 7th overall ( I think), 1st in AG, new PR 1:27:49
American Fork 1/2 marathon 2nd AG, new Pr 1:27:34
Hood to Coast Relay
St. George Marathon with my sister :)
Runaway Pumpkin 1/2 marathon 3rd female, 1st in AG

It was a successful year ad I am excited to see what 2012 holds :) My biggest goal is a new marathon PR. I am not quite done deciding what my racing is going to look like in 2012 but I am close. Maybe my next post :) Decisions, decisions :)


  1. I can'twait to hear what you choose!!! 2011 has been an incredible year for you!! you have done amazing things and 2012 is going to be super exciting! I'm so glad I get to log some of those miles with you! I have def run more miles the last few months b/c of you!! thanks for helping me on my road back!

  2. Steph, I've always said that I think you have some amazing potential. To run these times off little to NO speed work...girl, you have so much in you! I'm so excited to watch you lay the Steph hammer down and get after it! Love that I've grown to know you...lucky to have you in my life. Great year for you and awesome job on the 71 miles!! Oh, and I love your style here with the running journal. :)

  3. May I just say, STELLAR mileage! Both for the week and for the year! I think I am rocking it when I hit 40 miles a week. Awesome PRs on the half marathon. I am hoping to get below 1:35 this year and this really inspires me when I see other people getting new fast PRs.

  4. You are just so amazing and inspiring!! What an awesome 2011 you had!

  5. You had an awesome 2011 too! 2700.6 is ALOT of mileage, great job. Looking forward to hearing about your accomplishments in the upcoming year.