Running in 2012: A Fun Q&A

Following suit, I wanted to complete this Q&A/reflection on running in 2012 that Amanda from Miss Zippy started! 2012 was a great fitness year for me. I started my blog and I met SO many new friends through this community. It is nice to reflect on my year of fitness. As runners, we dedicate a lot of ourselves and our time to the sport!

1. Best Race Experience: 09/27-09/28 - Ragnar Relay Adirondacks (Leg 1, Leg 2 and Leg 3 recaps). I experienced a lot of firsts during this relay! It was the first time:

  • I ran 30+ miles in 24 hours
  • I ran at 4 am, in the rain, near a cemetery.
  • I ran with temporary tattoos all over my body. Theres no turning back now, it is now a must-have accessory during a race.
  • I genuinely felt confident in my ability as a runner (in the present and for the future).
My injury time-out that lasted 5ish weeks left me a wreck. I had no idea I would be able to pull this relay off. With the help (and motivation) from my teammates, I got through the tough runs, we all did. It was an amazing experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

ULTRA RUNNER

2. Best Run: 10/13 - ING Hartford Half Marathon! New (and current) PR: 1:45:39! I went in with the usual A, B and C goals. I surpassed my A goal and cried when I crossed the finish line. I love the half marathon distance and I had no idea I was capable of that finish time. Like I said above, my injury during marathon training threw me for a loop (physically and emotionally) so a huge PR was the perfect “high-five, you’ve still got it” moment for me!

3. Best new piece of gear: 100% Mizuno Elixirs. After running in the Wave Riders for years, I had a new need for a stability shoe. Enter: Elixirs coupled with huge PRs and no more injuries.

4. Best piece of running advice you received: Both come from my amazing friend Erin, different range of topics but both extremely beneficial in a race environment!

  • “The body achieves what the mind believes!” – I never stop repeating it to myself, ever.
  • “Don’t wear underwear when you run with shorts.”

5. Most Inspirational Runner(s): Erin, Abby, Lora, Jess & Beth. Each one of these ladies helped me in a different way during the year. I am very grateful to have each one of them in my life!

6. If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be? Emotional, unpredictable & exciting as hell.

I am adding one last piece of information:

7. Most exciting (running) moment of 2012: Being featured on Fitness Magazine’s blog, The Fit Stop. Holy crap, I am still so excited! I want to hang it up on my fridge or my parent’s fridge. I am positive they will love that :)

Bring it on 2013!

If you decide to write-up a post of your own, leave me a link in the comments so I can read it or answer a few (or all) of the questions here! I would love to hear about your year of running!

21 thoughts on “Running in 2012: A Fun Q&A

  1. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    What a year! We had a similar year – injury during marathon training with a comeback of new PR in a 1/2! When I did my year in review it was a real eye opener. I kind of forgot how much I\’ve grown as a runner since the beginning of 2012. Congrats to you on your success! I wish you nothing but the best for 2013!

    Here\’s my recap: http://www.happyfitmama.com/tell-me-about-your-2012/

    Laura (http://mommyrunfast.com) is doing a link up for everyone too!
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  2. Abby

    Thank you for including me as inspiration!!! I\’m SO glad we met and got to run so much together this year! Can\’t wait for even bigger things for you in 2013 and more runs together!! Xo

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  5. Raquelita

    I just came over to your blog from Laura\’s link-up and am loving it! I\’m definitely adding you to my regular reads. Congrats on your achievements this year, including the half-marathon PR and the feature!
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