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• runner’s log: stardate 365 (yr in review)

“Captain, I’m givin’ her all she’s got! I don’t think she can take much more!”

This is how the end of my running year felt. I’m a bit tired. A bit spent. A bit done. 7 races in 12 months including a trail marathon and my first ultra all while preparing for and selling my web development business, volunteering at the kids’ school and the 1.2 million other mommy-related tasks. All that said, I wouldn’t have traded any of those runs or races for anything. They are fuel for my spirit and sanity. Here are the highlights of the year:

Ok, maybe I don’t really feel “a bit done”. It’s a new year, right? Time to make those running goals, start the new log, pick the races, get excited. If nothing else, it’s definitely time to celebrate what you’ve accomplished. Congrats on where ever you are in your running. You rock, ladies!

What are you celebrating or looking forward to?

6 thoughts on “• runner’s log: stardate 365 (yr in review)

  1. Hi … been reading your site a little, not sure if I commented before (my memory loves to torment me by having recall issues from time to time)

    Love this recap of your running year.

    I am thrilled with the running (a few 5 and 10ks and one half-marathon) I’ve done this year especially since I wasn’t sure running would ever be a part of my world after receiving nasty injuries in an accident.

    Your recap is inspiring and makes me want to think through some running goals for 2011 and beyond. Not quite daring to dream about a full or ultra marathon yet … have to see how my body holds up to a few half-marathons this year, than maybe in 2012, I’ll consider it, maybe …

    Run on!

  2. Hi Janet! Thanks for your encouraging note. I think I commented on your blog a while back after reading the ENTIRE thing! 🙂 Seriously, so inspired by your story, guts and love of yourself to push through amazing adversity. Dreams are awesome. Keep me posted on them and let’s stay in touch. ~Laura

  3. I love your blog and I have loved our runs together and hope there will be more in 2011. Also, keep the pacing thing in mind…..2011 is going to be an adventure – thanks for your inspiration!

  4. I am looking forward to my first marathon this spring, and something I celebrate from this past year is meeting YOU! I am so happy to have connected with you, Laura, and to have the opportunity to meet you in person 🙂 Running that half in Oregon truly was fantastic. Cheers to 2011 from snowy Michigan – hope we get to run together in the future! – Heather

  5. Thanks, Lorraine! Cheers to a great 2011. I am enjoying out connection, let’s keep in touch. Your running, family news and positive (but real!) posts keep me thinking and laughing. Smiles back at ya!

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