2018 Running in Review

When I started 2018, I had no aspirations to become “a runner”. I had run a few times here and there, but had no plan to drastically increase my frequency/distance running or make it such an integral part of my life.

Somewhere along the way, in April I believe, I decided that I would train to do one of the runDisney Virtual Running Short 5Ks. And that kicked it all off!

Over the course of 2018, I spent 51 hours running 429 kilometers over the course of 126 runs.

Distance per month

I completed four local races, in addition to the runDisney virtual 5K mentioned above:

I also did two “fun runs” while down at Walt Disney World in the fall:

For 2019, I plan on competing in a number of 5Ks, and also will challenge myself with at least one 10K and a half-marathon! And, I’ve just started incorporating some trail running into my routine for variety (as the photos at the top of the post allude to).

Who knows what else 2019 has in store?!

Finish Lines

This morning while I was in the middle of a benchmark run, Don’t Let This Feeling Fade, by Lindsey Stirling (which I posted about last week) came on.

I’m pushing myself to run as fast as I can. Lecrae delivers this line in the song…

And what if finish lines make us happy?

And right away, the Nike+ Run Club trainer cuts in…

There is no finish line!

I wish I could have recorded this! The timing was absolutely perfect. 😄