Tuesdays on the Run: Highlights of the Year


Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life

This week’s topic is Highlights of your Running Year

Here are a few of mine:

  • Racing in NYC

This was on my bucket list for years and I finally got to do it.

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I ran the Dash to the Finish 5k and crossed the NYC Marathon finish line. I loved this race!!

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  • PRing in a Half Marathon

This was totally unexpected but it turned out to be such a perfect race…great weather, scenic course….

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As a bonus, I came in first in my age group.

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  • Meeting Frank Shorter

I met him at bib pick up for the Stockadeathon 15K.

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And he signed my bib for luck.

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  • 15K PR

Frank Shorter did bring me luck.

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A 2 minute PR at the Stockadeathon in November.

  • Other PRs

I had 4 mile PR at the Runnin’ of the Green in March.

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and a 5 mile PR at the Delmar Dash, also in March.

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It’s always exciting at my age to have a fast race.

  • Running a Trail in Palm Desert, CA.

I never expected to enjoy it so much.  My friend, Mary (who lives there) & I did it twice.

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I hope to be able to visit her again someday.

  • Running Over the Walkway Bridge

This was part of an inaugural half marathon in Poughkeepsie, NY.  The bridge is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world.

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I even won an age group award, though my finish time wasn’t exceptional.

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  • Running the VCM Relay with AJH

This is another race that I’ve wanted to do but I don’t run marathons.  I was excited when AJH applied and we got into the lottery for the relay.

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we met Deena Kastor at the expo

The course is great and it is much more enjoyable to do a race with a friend.

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  • Taking a Running Tour of Denver, CO

I was at a conference and had some free time, so why not?

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It was so much fun.  I can’t wait to do another one.

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  • Mentoring Other Runners

I was a Running Buddy in the Girls on the Run program in the spring.

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And for the second time this fall, I participated in the STEM program.

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I was paired with a 5th grader in the first one and in the 2nd, a 29 year-old unwed mom who was a victim of domestic violence. It was so rewarding to share my love of running with someone else and hopefully positively influence them.

  • Being part of a Running Group

Although I’ve run the Freihofer’s Run For Women every year since 2008, this was my first year participating in their Training Challenge.

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one of the group runs where we ran with the mayor

For the 2nd year in a row, I joined the Troy Turkey Trot Training Challenge.

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I can’t say for a fact that it improved my running but running with a group is certainly more fun and I’ve met a lot of great people through these 2 groups.

I could go on and on. I had a great running year.

Any year where you can run for 12 months (38 races) with NO INJURIES is a great year.

Happy Running! What was the highlight of your running year?

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16 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: Highlights of the Year

  1. Oh yes, no injuries are the best & this is the first year since I started running seriously that I managed it Despite almost (almost being the operative word) face planting in several races.

    Funny how falling doesn’t deter me from running but it keeps me from biking.

    You did have a great year!

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  2. This is my 2nd year in a row with no broken bones and only one fall. (Yes I am a klutz). And you are way higher from the ground on a bike. Falling off a bike scares me too. But drowning is even scarier. You won’t see me doing a tri.

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  3. Darlene you had an amazing year! Wow, you have me beat on traveling too! I didn’t think I sat still long. I always loved reading about your running adventures. And you can say that again: “Any year where you can run for 12 months (38 races) with NO INJURIES is a great year” Indeed it is!

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