Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Run Down

2012 Run Down

Although 2012 had some amazing adventures and unbelievable accomplishments, it also came with sickness, shock, and loss. So, needless to say, I ran a lot. I ran to mask the pain. I ran to have alone time to cry so my kids wouldn't see it. I ran to find inner strength. I ran to help gain awareness and money for cancer research. I ran for those who were too weak to run.  I ran to see DD's eyes light up when I put my finisher medals on him.  I "ran" in a sock monkey costume (in horrible weather) when a friend couldn't make it to complete the "trio."  I ran with new friends and encouraged (maybe pressured) three others to complete their first half-marathon!
I welcomed some new Sole Sisters to our group

I completed eight half-marathons in six different states. I ran four other shorter-distance races, at which one I pushed Fats in the stroller rolling in to earn 2nd place in my age group!

My sister, parents, aunt, uncle, cousins, and friends all traveled the countryside to see me race (or race with me too, right Sissy!).  I'm humbled and blessed to have you all in my life!

Although it was an amazing ride, I'm glad it is over.

For 2013, I'm going to lay low and stay close to home only traveling twice, once out of state. I've decided to take myself out of my comfort zone and registered for a full marathon this May in Spokane. This quote inspires me: "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." -Jessica Russell, another mother runner

Time to cherish all the memories of 2012 and step into 2013 without looking back. On your mark, get set, go!

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