Monday, 31 December 2012

2012 - The Year I Became a Runner

This time last year, as I got ready to start 2012, I was certain that this year would be wholly defined by my medical misadventures. I was sad. I was scared. I was frustrated and uncertain.

But as I stand here a year later, and reflect on the year that was, I prefer to think of 2012 as the year that I became a runner, not the year I toasted the ta-tas.

Running became my outlet. When times got tough - and they did - I ran. When I needed something to look forward to, it was a race. When need something to drive my recovery, it was running. When I needed to prove to myself that I was stronger and badder than anything my body could throw at me - I ran. Running has become an essential part of me and my go-to coping mechanism.

Running was never really just about running.
It was everything.

March 4th - Chilly Half Marathon
Time: 2:17:07
Recap: My 1st Half Marathon

June 2nd Met Con Blue - A 5km Adventure Race with the lovely Allie
Time: 1:13
Recap: Met Con Blue Recap

July 22 Warrior Dash - A 5km Adventure Race with the lovely Robyn and Jess
Time: 54:59 (*PR*)
Recap: Warrior Dash Recap

August 18th MidSummer's Night Run - 15km Run
Time: 1:34
Recap: My Midsummer's Night Run

September 23rd Run Ajax - Half Marathon
Time: 2:12:31 (*PR*)
Recap: A Half Marathon, An Olympian, and A Reality TV Show

September 30th CIBC Run for the Cure - 7 km
Time: 38:21
Recap: Boobie Tuesday - Race Recap

October 14th Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - Marathon
Time: 5:20:25
Recap: Marathon Recap - The Good

Goodbye 2012. You have been unfortgetable!
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