Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I ran 3295 miles in 2012.  That is a lot of miles :). 2012 was a year that brought failure and success for me.  I learned so much and met so many great people through running :). I feel blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful mentors and friends in this running community!

So what's next?  Right after Seattle I was pumped and really wanted to find another marathon and crank out another one.  I am still pumped and know that there is a faster marathon in me but I don't think I will run another marathon until spring.  I don't know which one, any suggestions?  I have considered Newport, Utah Valley, Grandmas, and maybe Windermere redemption :)

This year my goal is to run at least 1 race very month.  So far it looks like this:
January 19- St. George 1/2 ( yes in 3 days, I was going to be there visiting my sister and was going to run anyway so why not :)
Feb. 9- Heartbreaker 1/2
March 2-Champoeg 30k
April-? Maybe Ragnar So. Cal
May11- Hippie Chick 1/2
June-?  Maybe Utah valley full or Grandmas full
October-? Maybe St. George full, Portland full

Another goal is to race a 5k.  I really don't want to do this one but I need to step out and do something that is really uncomfortable :)
Life is so busy and I have written so many blogs in my head but that is where they remain :). Life is good!
Hope to have a good race report from Saturday, although it may take me awhile :)


  1. 3,295 is a lot of miles!!!!!! Wow, I am really impressed. I got nowhere near my goal of 2000, but hopefully that will change this year! I am going to try and do 8-10 half marathons this year and two full marathons. My first half is next month in Richland, WA. The half I am most excited about is San Francisco in April. I love race-cations!

  2. Whoa that's a whole lotta miles!!! Good for you girl!

  3. Grandma's is such a great race!!! I really liked that one! That's A LOT Of miles! Great job!!

    I need to make racing a 5K a goal too.....I dread these like the plague and I know this is something I need to conquer at some point.

    Best of luck to you on Saturday!!

  4. well, for one of those question marks, you need to plan a Denver race so we can hang out!

  5. That is a lot of miles! Did you know the total on December 31st? The Type A part of my personality would have had to run 5 more miles just to get to an even 3,300. Ha! I will never get close to that number in a year myself, though. Way to go!

    Looks like I will see you at the Heartbreaker Half next month! Woohoo! I have never run it before but it looks like a new course this year, anyway. Did you look at the elevation chart? Just saw it the other day and there is a monster hill at mile 4!

    I signed up for Newport on June 1st so I think you should sign up for that one, too. :) Otherwise, your schedule looks great. I'm too scared to do a 5K -- that sounds just way too hard!

  6. WOW. That is A LOT of miles!! Great job girl! I love your monthly racing goal! I did that last year and it was a fun way to to stay motivated each month. I also found races to run in that I would probably not have done if it wasn't for that goal. Summer months were the toughest because of the heat but I always found at least one.

    I'm anxious to hear how your half went today!! I hope you post a recap soon. I have a HM coming up in a few weeks and I'm trying to get into half mode.

    Your upcoming schedule looks good so far!

  7. That is Portland -> NYC -> Columbus, OH.

  8. I knew this was you!! Fun to have a quick warm up with you... and I heard after from the pacers you rocked that race. Recap it soon:)

    Next time we will have to chat for a bit longer!

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