2012 was a year of just plain FUN! I did not meet all my goals, but I had SO much fun & plenty of adventures that I could not have imagined when I began to plan out my year.
By the numbers:
Run: 1339.4 miles run - Goal was 1500, however, I am going to count this as achieved because I converted more to 'time on my feet' training for the 50K. So by the hours, this is 278 hours, 36 minutes & 13 seconds ON MY FEET!!! Over 50 hours more running this year! WOW! (Now I know what happened to all my 'free' time ;-D)
Bike: 225.5 miles + untracked mileage spinning classes. All done from August - December....when I 'took back' my promise to stay out of triathlon. Glad I did as I feel better for it!
Swim: 9400 yards. Not much, but 9400 yards more than I wanted to do. I can DO the swimming & do fairly well at it, but I don't enjoy it. Too many years of forced lap swimming during waterpolo practice in University.
Crosstrain: Core & Strength training classes: 14 hours 40 minutes. Again, primarily from Sept-Dec.
50K: Finger Lakes Fifties. Hot, Hard & so so glad I did it!
Ragnar Relay: Ragnar Cape Cod....full on crazy fun!
Trail Races: The Hoot 5K, Tortoise & Hare 10K, Tanglewood 20K, Finger Lakes Fifties, Trail of Terror 25ish miler. 2nd place AG finish in the 5K & 1st overall in the trail of terror fiasco...LOL!
Triathlons: 1 Cortland Tri for the United Way (3rd place AG) I know I said I wasn't going to do it, but I'm SO glad I did! Got my tri mojo back & had such a great experience I might even brave clipless pedals & proper bike shoes this year...OMG, I'm scared already!
Half Marathons: Red Baron Half Marathon PR 2:05:02 (and for those who have wondered, SD is back biking and full strength, running easy & slow. Did his first run without the brace last week...says it still hurts & he is frustrated with his lack of speed, but I believe he'll get there in time.
Wildlife: 2 Bears & 1 Big Ass Rattlesnake! , plus too many grass snakes to count...which I still don't like even though I know they are harmless.
It is better! Since the spring I have been basically living with plantar fasciitis & really just hoping it goes away. It wasn't really bothering me much when I ran so I sucked it up through FLF. In August, I did some research/self-diagnosing and realized that I felt much better when I was tri training. Just overall stronger. So I registered for a tri on a months notice and switched tracks. Ended up with a slower marathon time but rocked the tri & best of all, loved it. The foot got a bit better, but I ended up relying heavily on KT tape and ibuprofin during races. The worst was that I was hobbling at work. So in December I went to see a chiropractor....what a difference it has made! Turns out my right hip way crazy mis-aligned (probably the result of my many trail falls) and was affecting my gait. Hip realigned, along with some fascia stripping (man, that HURTS) & I am a new gal....off the anti-inflammatories and tape and walking normally!!!! I am SO thankful I found what works for me!