As I reflect back on 2014, it was a great year. We purchased our first home, and moved into it in April. I started working at the Army base fitness center in August as a trainer, teaching TRX, Spin and leading 2 running programs. In August I travelled to Bend, OR for Birdcamp.
November 15 I joined my Couch to 5k group that I had been coaching for 10 weeks to run The Drumstick Dash. I had several ladies complete the race, and I even PR'd!!
This whole experience of meeting with the group twice a week and coaching them in their 5k training was very rewarding. I am hoping to do another program in the Spring.
|Couch to 5K|
|At the Philly Expo with Sarah Bowen Shea and Karyn Ryan |
Looking back now, I most likely went out a bit too fast in the first half. The pace felt so easy, and I may have pushed it too much while I was feeling great. I believed I fueled well, taking a Gu gel every 4 miles, just like I had in training.
I am now looking into hiring a coach to help me in training for my next marathon. I would really love to achieve a BQ time before September of 2015 so that I can run Boston Marathon 2016.
I am proud of my running achievements this year though. I did achieve PR times in the 5k, 10k, 10 mile, 1/2 Marathon and Marathon. I was injury free the whole year, and I was very consistent with my running and cross training.
I would like to thank Oiselle and Nuun Hydration for continuing to support my training and running. I also loved having the support of the Another Mother Runner community. I absolutely love getting "Kudos" from all the ladies on Strava.
Here's to a great year in 2015!