|Trail running between Grasmere and Ambleside:|
The Lake District, Cumbria, England December 2015
- Run 2,015 miles in 2015
- Run a sub-1:45 half-marathon
- Run a sub-4:00 marathon
- In 2015, I ran 1,712 miles. In 2014, I ran 1,102 miles. Over 600 miles more!
- I ran my first full marathon since I broke my kneecap in 2012. It took me over 2 years to finally register and run a race this distance. I'm still not comfortable with it, but I did it!
- I set personal records in all race distances I attempted:
- 1/2 Marathon: 1:47:38 (Surf City, Feb 2015)
- Marathon: 4:24:09 (LA Marathon, March 2015)
- 5K: 22:44 (PossAbilities, April 2015)
- Not only did I PR in a 5K, I won it! First place, overall female. And as a prize, won some cash--enough for a new pair of running shoes, a marathon race registration and a couple of GUs.
- I learned I have weak glutes, especially my right side (the side with the broken kneecap). But because of this, I am working with a kick-ass physical therapist who has been challenging me and torturing me with exercises that will only make me stronger and more well-rounded.
- I met a lot of strong, awesome Oiselle Volée teammates throughout the year for group runs, Ragnar Wasatch Back, cowbell corners and of course, brunch. Oh, and even a NFL fantasy football league (ha ha).
- I was selected to be an ambassador for Nuun and joined the team.
- In December, Paul and I were able to travel to England for most of the month where I was able to enjoy some breath-taking, gorgeous and pain-free running (I tried to run or walk at least 3 miles everyday while there, never running more than 2 days in row).
Right now these are all nebulous ideas floating around my head and I'm still a bit jet-lagged from my trip, but I'll formalize them soon.