Sunday, December 29, 2013

Running Year In Review - 2013

The year 2013 was full of running ups and downs, but mostly ups.  I wanted to honor the year in a special way, and I decided to make a little funny running slideshow to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."  This "Year In Review" slideshow began as a gag gift for Wendy, but turned into a nice memory slideshow of our 2013 running fun.  It's so silly, but will be fun for some of you who remember these fun/funny events, so I wanted to share it with my friends.

Instead of "days," I used categories for each round of the song.  Here was my outline:

Round 1 Theme: Wendy.  A large chunk of my 2013 mileage was run with Wendy, usually in matching outfits.
Round 2 Theme: Memories.  There were a lot of fun moments from runs or involving runs in 2013.
Round 3 Theme: Family.  My family supports me well in my running and racing.
Round 4 Theme: Finish Lines.  I was blessed to cross several finish lines in 2013.
Round 5 Theme: Medals.  Check out that shiny participation swag, y'all!
Round 6 Theme: Group Runs.  I enjoyed many holiday-themed group runs and races with teams in 2013.
Round 7 Theme: Gear.  Part of the fun of running is acquiring new gear.
Round 8 Theme: Small Group Training/Fun Runs.  Running would be a bore if I always did it alone.
Round 9 Theme: Injuries.  I had two or three cases of tendinitis and one very minor stress fracture (that was 90% healed by the time it was finally diagnosed). I also had lots of blisters and messed up toenails. I spared you the toenails.
Round 10 Theme: Training With Sam.  Sam Rightmyer of Anytime Fitness put me through the paces this year in both a six-week boot camp and weekly training.
Round 11 Theme: Weather.  I ran in all kinds of crazy and severe weather in 2013.
Round 12 Theme: Stats. I ran over 860 miles in 2013, which is 87% more than 2012, the former top-mileage year.  What fun!

Enjoy, and Happy New Year!

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