2011 in Review

Today’s Workout:  20 minutes lower body weights, 8 miles running in 63 minutes***

I just read my 2010 recap and it made me so happy that I started this little blog.  It is incredibly fun to reflect and look back on my progress and my growth over the last year.

The only goal I set for myself in 2011was to continue improving in every aspect of my life and enjoy more of the simple things life has to offer.  Wow I seriously haven’t changed a bit.  My main goal in life is still to be the best me that I can be and give everything I do 100%.  There is always room for improvement and I cannot wait to continue growing in 2012.

Running the 2011 numbers:

4-Ragnar Relays I ran.  Florida Keys, Wasatch Back, Napa Valley, & Las Vegas.
6-5k races I ran
4-10k races I ran
8 – Half Marathons I ran
4 – marathons I ran
1 – 30k I ran
27 – total organized races I participated in.  Holy crud!  I will definitely not be running this many races in 2012, but hey it sure was fun while it lasted. 🙂 Some of the Highlights from 2011:

January

Went to Florida for the first time and ran the Key West Ragnar Relay.

I also placed overall for the first time ever taking 3rd place female at the Hale Freezes over 10k. 

February 

Ran my 2nd Half Marathon and placed 2nd in my age group. 

March

Traveled to Moab with my Mom to run my 3rd half marathon the day after my 25th birthday. 

My Sister Amber ran her first 5k in March and I was able to watch her cross the finish line.

April

Ran a 30k in Eden, UT in 20 degree weather.

May

Ran my first marathon, Ogden Marathon.  Passed out at the finish and nearly died but learned so much from the experience.

June

Ran Utah Valley Marathon where I qualified for Boston.

July 

Set a new Half Marathon PR running without a garmin.

August

Participated in the first annual Dash for Donation in honor of my brother Trevor.

And won first place overall at the Utah Runner Girls half marathon.

September

Set another new PR in the half marathon distance at the Mt. Nebo half and placed 3rd overall female.

Traveled to California to run the Napa Valley Ragnar Relay.

October

Ran my 3rd marathon in St. George.  I trained for an “A” race and was humbled by the not so great experience.

Halloween Half marathon.  Pushed myself harder than I ever have before in a race and placed 8th overall and 2nd in my age group.

November

Set a new 5k PR at the Fleet Feet Turkey trot 5k.

December

Ran my 4th Marathon of the year with my bestest friend Julia.

It was a freaking awesome year to say the least.  I grew so much as a person and as a runner and I cannot wait to see what 2012 has in store for me.