I can’t believe 2018 has passed. Time is flying and what an amazing year 2018 has been. I ran a good 1612 miles, not as many miles as last year if you look back at 2017, but I accomplished my main goal, to BQ and actually make it in to Boston 2019. Check out the infographic I made. Most of the data is from Smashrun and Strava.Quality matters more than quantity I guess since I did PR in three distances. After a disappointing race for me at CIM in December 2017, I was determined to get another BQ with a good buffer time. I had signed up for two marathons early on, the Vernonia Marathon and Tunnel Light Marathon to try and get that BQ. I started training for the Vernonia Marathon with the help of my awesome running coach, Dawn. Her coaching has definitely made me a faster and stronger runner. I’m so grateful she’s been there to coach me the last couple of years. Thanks so much Coach!!
I didn’t run many races in 2018 but my first race of the year was the Oregon Winter 5k where I PR’d and actually managed to get first overall female. Gotta love small, local races and I won a pineapple 🙂 !In March, I ran the Shamrock Run Portland Half Marathon where I met up with some awesome ladies from my local Moms Run This Town group.
It was a hilly race and I was happy to get a good time of 1:45:56. I’ll probably run this one again this year.Then the Vernonia Marathon came and what an awesome race I had! You can read my recap HERE. I got my BQ with 5+min buffer. I was so happy. Here’s my favorite pic from the race: