Monday, December 5, 2016
What I've learned from Running this year
This year of running has been much different for me than years past because I was more focused on staying injury free than anything else.
The greatest thing that I learned this year was that it can indeed be done. Yes it's going to take time and DEDICATION, but I can do it. I may not be as injury prone as I thought. Like anything in life, you get out of it what you put in.
I learned that I can indeed PR again. I got a marathon PR this year (which I don''t know if I should actually celebrate or not because it was only my second Marathon and the first was ran injured. I'd be pretty bummed if I didn't PR..haha)
I learned that I actually enjoy running local races! Up until this year all my races have been Race-cations! I've really enjoyed running smaller races. I like the familiar courses and having friends and family there.
I learned that I can win AG awards! 2016 was the first year I actually placed in any race. That is a great feeling. I don't know if I'll be able to do it again next year, but that's okay. I enjoyed snagging two AG medals this year!
I also have to give credit to Wendy from Taking the Long Way home for confirming a thing or two when it comes to running.
I've learned that if you have the right pair of running shoes, there is no need to "break them in". Wendy confirms this. I bought my favorite Mizunos on Saturday and then wore them to the 4th of July race on Monday with out incident!
I've also learned that there really is no need to stretch before a run! If you don't believe me, read Wendy's post HERE!
And a big Thank you to all of you for your encouraging words and words of wisdom throughout the year. I'm sure both Lacey and I learned a little something from each of you this year.