Stats nerds: this one’s for you. I’ve done a yearly running recap for the past two years, and while I question whether or not others find it particularly interesting, I’m a huge fan. I ❤ stats, so, uh, hope you do too. Haha. As always, thanks to Kim for the template.
Races participated in: 10 — the most ever for me!
Races “raced” (of x amount above): Definitely two (Jingle Bell and the Santa Hustle), but I think you could make arguments for my racing the Shamrock Shuffle, the Chitown Half and Ravenswood as well.
10 Mile: 2
Half Marathon: 2
New-to-me distances: 10 mile.
States run In: 2-3, depending on how you want to count Washington, D.C. I ran in Illinois (obviously), D.C., and a tiny bit in Maryland. Although I suppose technically I also ran in Michigan, but I didn’t run any races in Michigan.
Trail: 1. Darn you, Georgetown 10! I was not ready for that!
Months run In: 12.
Hottest race: The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half Marathon by a LONG SHOT. I need to stop running half marathons in August.
Coldest race: Santa Hustle. Man oh man was I cold that morning. Running into a wind out of the north for the second half certainly didn’t help matters.
Windiest race: Hmm. I honestly don’t remember any races being particularly windy. We had wind at the Santa Hustle, admittedly, but not to such an extent that I felt like it made running impossible.
Wettest race: We’re going to go with the Georgetown 10 (even though it was sunny on race day) due to the mud situation.
Races I ran for free: 5
Race entries I paid for other people: 0. Hi, I’m the worst.
Total spent on race entries: $272.79 (I can already tell you that 2015 will blow that number OUT. OF. THE. WATER. I’ve already spent over $200 on just three races. Blahhhh 😦 ).
Average cost (total/races I paid to run): $54.56
Cheapest race: Jingle Bell.
Most expensive race: Chicago Women’s Half (of those I paid to run. Otherwise, the Chicago Marathon.)
Participation medals received: 7, 8 if you count my OAR team medal.
AG medals received: 1
And I am oh-so proud of it 😀
Yeah…guess I can’t complain too much about that 😛
Races run alone: 5
Races run with others: 5 in terms of “A friend or friends and I all ran this same race.” Two in terms of “I ran this race side-by-side with another person.”
Acted as pacer: 2, unofficially. I ran the BTN Big 10K and Women’s Half with some of my CARA friends, but we all really paced each other rather than I paced them. Though my one friend doesn’t trust her watch all that much, so I suppose technically we used my watch to pace us. Does that count? Haha.
Favorite medal: Oh boy. Tie between the Chitown Half medal (because I was so proud of that PR) and the Chicago Marathon medal (because of course.) Oh! And my Jingle Bell AG medal, because I’m really proud of that one, too.
Bib: Chicago Marathon? Maybe Chicago Women’s Half because I was in Corral B, and I’m never fast enough to be in that high of a corral? Haha.
Picture: My marathon finish line picture was pretty excellent this year.
Though I do really love those pictures of me and my new enemy at the end of the Santa Hustle. Sorry for being a jerk…kind of 😛
Miles run in 2014: 620.62 (+91.18 from 2013)
Despite spending far more time in physical therapy than planned, on the whole I’m really happy with this past year’s running. I wanted to PR my half marathon and marathon, and I accomplished both of those goals quite handily. I found a wonderful community in my CARA group and I feel like I settled into my “place” in the running world, if you will. I’m looking forward to some new adventures in running (and hopefully less injuries!) in 2015!
Linking up with the Chicago Running Bloggers 2014 Running Recap Blog Hop!
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