So, the year is coming to a close and it’s been a super busy one. I just looked at my race calendar and counted up all the races I did.
Here’s a summary:
6 Half marathons
5 Sprint triathlons
2 Obstacle course races (Spartan and Ruckus)
Several other distance races
Total so far (there’s still 5 weeks left in the year): 52 races
Highlights of the year have to be completing the Goofy Challenge in Disney, setting a PR in my first Boston Marathon, getting the coast to coast medal at the Disneyland half marathon and then breaking my marathon PR in my home town at the Portland, ME Marathon.
I have been neglecting this blog and not really writing much, but I will try to be better in the New Year. Some funny things have happened since the last entry and I really should write about them. I ran the Wicked Half in Salem, MA and although it was advertised as a costumed race, I was the ONLY person that showed up in costume (and therefore won the best costume prize). I dressed as a black cat and looked wicked cute.
A few weeks after, on Halloween, the same race organizers had the Devil’s Chase 6.66 miler in Salem, MA. It was a devil themed race. There were a ton of traditional red devils, a few devils in blue dresses, a Tasmanian devil, some deviled eggs, but I once again wowed them with my creativity and showed up in a homemade costume as Devil’s Food Cake. Some people didn’t get it right away so it was fun to watch the gears turn in their heads and the light bulb finally come on when they understood what I was dressed as and some people never really got it and I got a lot of cheers along the course for “Chocolate Cake slice”! It was awesome.
I ran the Spartan Race and the Ruckus Boston obstacle course race with a bunch of friends. Both were toughest ~ 3 mile races I’ve ever run. I can’t decide if Spartan race was tougher because of the terrain it was on. Ruckus was totally flat on a fairground and Spartan was wicked hilly through woods and trails. The Ruckus obstacles were way tougher, but the Spartan terrain was definitely tougher.
It has been a little over 3 years since I lost 100lbs and I have maintained my weight since then and continue to improve my body composition. I’m getting leaner and faster and I can’t wait to see what kinds of new personal records I can set in 2011.