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
Recap: My 1st Half Marathon
June 2nd Met Con Blue - A 5km Adventure Race with the lovely Allie
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
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
Recap: Boobie Tuesday - Race Recap
October 14th Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - Marathon
Recap: Marathon Recap - The Good
Goodbye 2012. You have been unfortgetable!
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,