One of the things I most like about this end-of-year period is the chance to think about the year that’s gone and remember the best bits, so I’m doing a little review of 2013. I did this last year and I’m going to use the same format again as it worked well! I nicked the format from Theodora’s blog so can’t take any credit.
Without further ado…
Best Race Experience
It would HAVE to be San Francisco. It was just a brilliant weekend. We had really lovely friends to stay. The Husband and one of our friends ran the 1st Half Marathon. I PR’d beyond my wildest dreams in the 2nd Half. All the local running bloggers were out and about, running or spectating. The weather was gorgeous…the whole weekend was just brilliant!!
Most Inspiring Runner
I think it has to be the amazing Zoe Romano, the girl who ran the Tour de France route this summer. I am in awe of what she achieved!! However, without meaning to be cheesy, I have to honestly say my main inspiration has been all of you girls who read my blog and have become my friends, both in real life and online. Your enthusiasm and achievements have spurred me on enormously, so THANK YOU!!
My Best Run
Without doubt, it was my Headlands run with Jen last month. I was on a total endorphin run for the whole thing (except maybe a few minutes on Miwok Trail). That running adventure was the cherry on the icing of the cake, the prize for the hours of bog-standard running I put in every week!! Jen and I have our next adventure planned for this weekend, unless it rains particularly badly. I can’t wait!
Best New Gear
I’m not really into gear but this would be a tie between my Moving Comfort Sprint skirts and the Nathan Intensity race vest. The vest would probably just pip the skirts to the post as it never causes chafing and sometimes the skirts do
Best Running Advice
I think very sadly it would have to be all of you who told me not to run the Berkeley 10k on a badly sprained ankle. It was the right decision, even though it made me glum.
Most Exiting Moment
This would have to be the moment when the Husband won his Age Group at the Apple Hill Blossom Trail Run. It was followed shortly afterwards by the Funniest Moment when we found out he’d been given the award by mistake, coming in half an hour after the actual winner.
This would have to be the time I invited an Internet Stranger to come and stay and race with us. Bean flew across the country and we had an utter BLAST!!!!
I would LOVE to know your answers for the questions above – what were your best bits of 2013?
HAPPY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE! x