It is the last day of 2015!
2015 was a great running year for me. I ran 1,042.59 miles, which is almost double what I ran last year (566.59 miles). (To be fair, I didn't have a newborn, nor was I nursing a child this year!)
My goals for 2015 were to:
1. Qualify for the Boston Marathon:
This was the focus of the first 4 months of 2015 and I did it! I ran the Wisconsin Marathon in 3:25:50 on May 2. I received confirmation of my acceptance into Boston 7 weeks ago and our hotel and one leg of our trip are booked!
2. Incorporate more core work:
This is a poorly worded goal and maybe that is why I didn't really nail this one. Certainly I had periods of time where I was doing great with my core work, but nothing consistent.
3. Break 19:00 in the 5K:
Alas. I was 20 seconds from this. I gave up on this after my 4th try in September. Will this reappear on my 2016 list? You bet.
Other Fun Facts
A. I ran 8 races in 2015.
1. Wisconsin Marathon 3:25:50 (May)
11th female, 4th age group (AG), 63rd overall
PERSONAL BEST TIME!
2. Run Tosa Run 5K 19:41 (May)
1st place female, 7th overall
3. Silver Linings 5K 19:51 (May)
2nd place female, 2nd place AG, 18th overall
4. Walleye Run 2 mile 12:13 (June)
2nd place female, 2nd place AG, 12th overall
5. Not Just A Walk in the Park 5K 19:52 (August)
1st place female, 13th overall
6. TosaFest 5K 19:20 (September)
4th place female, 2nd place AG, 27th overall
7. Briggs and Als Run 8K 32:17 (September)
9th female, 2nd place AG, 87th overall
8. Harvest Fest Half Marathon 1:33:23 (September)
1st female, 4th overall
PERSONAL BEST TIME!
(Thank goodness for Athlinks!)
B. I also joined Oiselle Volee this year, which has been a fun opportunity. Word is they are opening up the program in 2016 again! (Sign up for their email list on their website if you are interested.)
C. I was accepted as a Nuun Ambassador for 2016!
D. I ran 17 miles on a treadmill on Valentine's Day. Seriously. I don't know that I will ever forget this!
E. I started a running streak on Thanksgiving that to date has lasted 36 days! (#RWRUNSTREAK)
F. I used 5 pairs of shoes. To be fair only 2 of these are no longer in my rotation.
Thanks for reading! I am looking forward to 2016!