January Ran 46.5 miles while in the beginning of my training plan for the National Half Marathon. It was a great start to the year, high aspirations and a lot of motivation. Looking back I noticed that I never finished The Count of Monte Cristo!
February Ran 44.7. I fell short of my planned mileage for the month (even ran less than January) thanks to being sick. I did run my first 10K and met my personal goal of having a sub 10 minute pace. The winds were said to be about 50 mph so I think breaking 1 hour won’t be that difficult next time.
March Ran 70 miles. My longest run was obviously the National Half Marathon. I accomplished my goal of beating my previous PR and Paula Radcliffe’s FULL marathon time. I am impressed with my time of 2:11:55, however, I am even more impressed that after the race I felt like I could have gone a bit farther. I wish I was running this race again in 2012, it was a lot of fun.
April Ran 24 miles. With the scar tissue causing me problems my mileage was cut drastically in April. This was the beginning to a stretch of crutches and no running.
May Still on crutches so no running.
June – August According to Daily Mile I ran a grand total of 29 miles in 3 months.
Jun – 13
Jul – 5
Aug - 11
If you think that is bad wait till you seen September and October!
September – October Zero, zilch, nada, nothing. Sad huh.
October was highlighted by the Weekend to Remember trip. It was great to spend some time with Lady M and not worry about the kids.
November – December Ran 23 miles. The good news is that I finished with a decent month, compared to the previous seven! The best part of December was running a race with Lady M, the worst part was that it was the 5K Hot Chocolate DC.
Nov – 3
Dec = 20
Recap I met some of my goals yet failed at some as well. I hope to be more consistent with running throughout the entire year and achieve my new goals. After giving the idea of running a full marathon more thought, I’ve decided to stick with my original goals. If I’m feeling extra spunky I will run another half, with the goal of breaking the 2:00 mark.
On a side note I realized that I read 17 books throughout the year, an all time personal high!