July through December Musings
It seems like the second half of my year was far more exciting then the first. I like to save the best for last right? Actually after the marathon my life seems to have simmered down.
I turned the big 23. I’m an old lady now.
I finally ran a 5k PR that I feel I’m never capable of again (18:35).
As with the rest of the summer I worked a lot between 50-70 hours and was really burnt out.
I ran an 8k PR and then was hit by a cylist who broke my arm.
I was accepted to run for Oiselle!
I ran the Rock and Roll VA Beach half marathon with Laura and Heather. It was awkward because I ran it with a broken arm.
I moved to Texas.
I ran another half marathon a week later in San Antonio. 1800 miles of driving, two half marathons back to back…only to go a few seconds faster in San Antonio and win a sweet Growler.
(one week later) I found out I was moving to New Jersey.
I drove back across the country seeing Laura along the way.
I moved back home with my parents (again!) for a few weeks before my marathon.
Kris and I dressed up like Pumpkins for a 10k that I missed my PR by 5 seconds.
I ran my first marathon.
I moved to NJ. After moving to NJ, I took some time off of running and just relaxed and looked jobs for a while.
I haven’t (honestly) done a lot of note worthy things this December. It’s been just assimilating into NJ and looking for jobs. I hope I have something to report by the end of the year. I guess I’ll work on that.
I did run my first and only race since the marathon, The Surf and Santa 10 miler.
Thoughts of 2013:
Although 2013 was anything but calm I truly enjoyed the year. It seemed like it flew by and that I was happier then I have been, especially in the later half of the year. It seems like I should have been more stressed being jobless and the 4000 miles I drove in 2 months but I wasn’t. It was a really good year. I have found the more stressed “I should be” is when I become less stressed. Little stressors that shouldn’t stress me out often are the worst for me.
Anyways upward and onward to 2014 from here!
Question for you: Most notable thing of 2013?