This post is SO overdue, but with the holiday season in full swing, I just haven’t had a chance to write it! Last Sunday (12/5?) was my final race of the 2013 racing season, and oh, what a season it has been! I ran the Pacers Jingle All the Way 8K starting at Freedom Plaza and working its way past the Capitol building & museums. I ran this race last year and it was really fun, so I knew I had to end the season with it. We had a winter storm warning for the day, but it was supposed to start later in the morning. Luckily, all that happened during this race was snow falling down! What could be more perfect for a holiday race? The goal for this race wasn’t to PR (I think my current PR is 42 & change from last year) but just to have fun, and it was TOTALLY fun. For this race, Pacers gives everyone bells to wear on their running shoes, so we all sound very festive while we race. There were so many fun costumes, too, and even a Santa photo booth! I am a little sad that I can’t close out 2013 with Pacers’ Fairfax Four-Miler on NYE, but we won’t be in town :( .
I can’t believe what a crazy racing year it has been. It’s definitely been a very unexpectedly busy 2013! I never intended to accomplish what was accomplished, but I just sort of naively kept signing up for things…
Here is a summary of my 2013 racing (give or take):
Five 5Ks, two 4-milers, two 8Ks, one 5-miler, one 10K, one 12K, three 10-milers, one 12-miler, four half marathons (+ one postponed one due to shutdown), two 20-mile races, and my first marathon! It’s exciting to think about what 2014 will bring, but also a little stressful, too. 2013 was so great – how will 2014 compare?!