It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on the blog. I know I’ve been neglecting it. I keep thinking in my head I’ll get to my blog but I just haven’t made it a priority. But now that it’s a new year, a new decade, I figure I should at least document how 2019 went. It’s always fun to later look back at my old posts and see what I’ve accomplished.
2019 was another amazing year of running for me. I ran the most miles I’ve ever ran in a year, 1,860 miles. My previous best was 1,785 miles in 2017. I started the year off continuing training for my first Boston Marathon. I was so excited to run it. In March, I ran my first race of the year, the Shamrock Run Portland Half Marathon. It’s a hilly course that I had run the previous year. You can read that recap from that year here. I didn’t get a course PR but still got a good time, 1:46:59. I was still training for Boston so I still felt good about it. It was great that the fam was there for support.here. Not long after was the Yosemite Half Marathon in May. I wasn’t expecting much from this race since I had just run Boston and was meeting up with my sister, Lenora, and Callie for a vacation race. But I ended up with a surprise half marathon PR, 1:42:46 and I got 3rd overall female. There was some rolling hills but a lot of downhill on this course. It’s an awesome race that I highly recommend. We all got PRs. How cool is that? great to spend time with my sister and friends.
After the Yosemite Half, I took it easy a little and did some cross training with running. Then it was back to marathon training for the Tunnel Light Marathon which was in September. This was the second time I ran Tunnel Light and it was great that my sister and Lenora ran it again too. You can read the recap from my first race here. But wow, what an amazing race I had! I got my marathon PR of 3:27:34.
That was my last race of the year. Here are more pics with awesome people from the year:
Salmon Falls 50k – 2/29
Shamrock Run Portland Half Marathon – 3/15
Boston Marathon – 4/20
HTC Relay – 8/28-8/29
Berlin Marathon – 9/27
Hope everyone has a wonderful new year! Happy running!