2011 Year of Running

The ever-inspiring Miss Zippy has encouraged us all the answer the following questions as a  ‘year in review’ of sorts.

  • Best race experience? Mississauga Marathon in May – my first BQ and the best race I’ve ever run – and best of all I got to share it all with hubs who also secured his first BQ that day.

227279_10150615911505454_644290453_18652410_599570_n-225x300Best run? Our annual Santa run last weekend – as uncomfortable as it may have been, I have never smiled so much on a long run in my life.

389935_10151072766655454_644290453_22045221_84055616_n2-223x300Best new piece of gear? My Saucony Kinvaras – my first time in a light-weight shoe and they make me feel super speedy in my short (10K or less) races.

271088_10150700035280454_644290453_19449005_1699016_n-300x225Best piece of running advice you received? “You didn’t come this far to give it up now.”  – These are words of encouragement rather than advice, but this is what Coach said to me as I struggled to make my goal on the home stretch of my most recent marathon. It was exactly what I needed to hear and I will bring these words with me to many races in the future.

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  • Most inspirational runner? My husband – the best and most dedicated runner I know. His passion for the sport is infectious and he has made me a better and more dedicated runner than I ever would have imagined.

308780_10150788289395454_644290453_20543358_1993088_n-214x300If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be?

222930_10150614620075454_644290453_18646651_2478168_n-224x300 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Your turn!

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25 thoughts on “2011 Year of Running

  1. What a fun post..fun photos…and memories! I always love thinking about what the “next year” will bring when we are close to the end of a year. Praying 2012 is all that everyone wants and more!

    • Oh I’ve been eating plenty… that’s why I have to keep using old photos. Now I wear big cardboard boxes to cover my flab. 😛

  2. Your husband might be one of your most inspirational people but you are one of mine. Your love for your sport(s), your dedication to training and your determination are inspiring and infectious. I hope 2012 is great for you.

  3. You had one freaking fantastic year, there is nothing that will stop you girl! I think it’s so cool that your husband is such an amazing athlete like yourself, I can imagine that would be just so incredibly inspirational!

  4. Whoa…goosebumps.

    You’ve had such an incredible year! I feel like you’re just scratching the surface of your running abilities, and really learning what is possible with an extra ounce of dedication and a few extra miles per week. Those things aren’t always easy to scrounge up in the motivation, but you always seem to do it!

    Anything is Possible – 2012 will only reinforce that for you. 🙂

  5. YAY! Congrats on your amazing 2011! 🙂 It’s been very inspiring to watch you accomplish so many of your goals. I know 2012 will be even more awesome for you.

  6. What an amazing year! I’m so glad we got to meet! Lets make some plans to meet up this summer or early fall! i want to see you again! 🙂 Plus we live too close not to!

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