Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Races

It's that time of the year again, time to recap all of the races I ran in 2017. This year was definitely not a year of a ton of races (although there definitely were quite a few), but the ones I did held a special place in my heart. I got in 19 races total - five Marathons, seven Half Marathons, one 20K, two 10Ks, one 5K, one 1-Miler, one Ultra Relay and one 25 Mile Bike Race. I was even able to run away with a HUGE Marathon PR and my second Boston Qualifying time (which will hopefully qualify me for the 2019 Boston Marathon). But, for me, I enjoy celebrating the finish lines (and who I share them with) more than my finish times. Running has brought so much into my life (including so many amazing friends, a strong work ethic, a way to push myself towards goals I once thought impossible and a platform to encourage others through), and for that I am forever grateful! Now, let's recap the races I participated in throughout this last year, shall we?!

Carlsbad Half Marathon

Pasadena Half Marathon

Phoenix Marathon

Los Angeles Marathon

Rock 'N' Roll Carlsbad 5000 All Day 20K

Ragnar So Cal Ultra [Part I / Part II]

Cinco de Mayo Trail 10K

Fontana Days Run Half Marathon

Rock 'N' Roll San Diego Marathon

San Francisco Marathon

Disneyland 10K

Disneyland Half Marathon

Chicago Marathon

Bike The Coast 25 Miler

Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas 5K

Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon

San Diego Santa Mile (with Santa's Little Helper)

Del Dios Trail Half Marathon

San Diego Holiday Half Marathon

And with that, 2017 comes to an end! It has been an honor and a privilege to run all of the races I have. I thank God for the ability to not only run my little heart out but to also be able to do it with a HUGE smile on my face. Running is something I truly enjoy and am beyond blessed to have found an obsession a hobby that allows me to meet so many amazing people and see so many amazing places. Running has given me a platform, running has given me a passion, running has given me peace of mind, running has given me pleasure, running has given me a push to pursue dreams that I never knew I had (or thought I would be strong enough to tackle). Here's to 2018 being even more amazing!

PS I was able to tally up my mileage from the year and beside the 19 races, I was able to get in 1,955 miles (yes, I did count about a week before the end of the year and then made sure my runs hit specific mileage so I could end on an even number ;)). {January: 161.45 / February 127.2 / March: 138 / April: 144.21 / May: 129.62 / June: 157.27 / July: 211.74 / August: 220.98 / September: 194.85 / October: 94.9 / November: 165.17 / December: 209.61}  I'll take it!

How many races did you run in 2017?

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