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617 Doughnuts?

2012 in Review:

So, now that 2012 is behind us, I can sit down and reflect on what I accomplished.  And since I really am a numbers geek, this is just going to be a pile of statistics.

In early 2012, I made it my goal to get a marathon time that started with a 3.  I wanted that elusive sub 4 hour marathon.  I’m happy to say that in May, I achieved that goal.  I also managed to pull of a 10K OB of 49:02 just a week before the marathon.  Unfortunately, the rest of the year didn’t go as well.

On the bright side, my training was much more consistent in 2012.   I can officially say that I ran 453km further in 2012 than I ran in 2011. And, in December of 2012 I ran a total 85km! That’s 85km further than the big ZERO I logged in December 2011! Or, time wise, that’s a total of 9644 minutes in 2012, vs. 7118 minutes in 2011!

2012 statsI ran 163 times in 2012, vs 103 times in 2011. I raced 7 times this year, vs 9 times in 2011 and 12 times in 2010!!! If you’re a numbers geek like me, you can click the image to the left and check out more of my stats on DailyMile!  Over there you will see that I burned the equivalent of 617 doughnuts worth of calories!

I think the biggest thing for me is that I ENJOYED running this year, even with the fact that I am now more focused on results than ever before. I think hiring a coach, and changing the focus from running every run as distance for speed, to running with a long term goal, has brought back the pleasure. Now instead of going out run 5K as fast as I can a couple times a week, I’m going out and running a variety of runs for different lengths of time, with different purposes.

I’ve set some big goals for 2013, including setting a PB in every distance I race, with my first race just 5 days away! This years big race is going to be a marathon near the end of the year, and there will only be one marathon this year. Instead of a full in May, I will be focusing on the half, in preparation for my best marathon ever at the end of the year!

I can’t wait to see what the end of year stats look like for 2013!

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