i joined daily mile! i decided this was the year i was going to track my progress and starting to time my runs. if i was going to really do it, i had to do it right. plus i was starting my nashville cycle and i was curious how many miles i was running in a cycle. no time like the new year to start keeping track!
the wheels were turning about what i wanted out of this year race wise and what i wanted to turn my blog into. i didnt blog nearly enough in february i realize now. but who doesnt love a little love:)
|my valentines day present!|
a few girls from work decided they wanted to join the runner craze and do a 5k with me. we had a blast and kristle took 2nd place in our age group, i took 3rd! plus i dipped my toe in the runner talk on my blog:)
|to catch a leprechaun 5k!|
i completed 1/2 marathon #4 where it all began! richard and i got to go to our 1st race by ourselves. i turned him around the wrong way, but he trekked his way to the finish line to see me at the end. amazing:)
|country music 1/2 marathon|
i learned the value of a runner group! i joined the sin city road runners and am soooo glad i got to met some new runner friends:) and i hit my 2 year runniversary!
|it gets hot in vegas!!|
i know its not running, but i conquered the grand canyon! we went hiking/camping up and down the canyon with great friends:)
richard and i celebrated our 2 year anniversary! plus we got to watch lots of womens soccer for the world cup and i got inspired for fitness. i know it sounds silly, but watching those women was sooo cool!
i decided to embarq on a crazy race season to join in on a few new fun things! after not getting into nike i signed up for long beach instead then joined into the vegas 1/2 marathon which was running for the 1st time at night and signed up for the inagural tinkerbell 1/2 in disneyland. 3 1/2s in 16 weeks? it was going to be interesting:)
|thank goodness for these guys keeping me on track!|
i turned 26 and had my highest mileage of the year! i was definitely getting ready for long beach:) and i got to the 9/11 run which was amazing and so moving.
|mandy chang #1212|
the return to long beach was complete, with a huge 10 minute pr from nashville! then a week later i joined debi on her 40 miler for her 40th birthday. seriously this lady knows how to rock!
|long international city bank 1/2 marathon|
long beach, ca
my mom and i completed our 1st turkey trot and our 1st trail run! it was cool to do it out at the dam, but i dont think trail running is for me, im wayy to girly for that:)
|the 12k turkey trot|
hoover dam, nv
i got to experience the craziness of the vegas rock and roll 1/2 marathon with 43,999 of my closest friends. it was also the 2nd stop on race season craze and it felt fantastic. i had a very quick 8 week turnaround and my body responded great! i felt so ready for the race and a finish just shy (38 seconds to be exact) of my dream pr.
|rock and roll las vegas 1/2 marathon|
the strip, las vegas, nv
|come run with santa 5k|
las vegas, nv
thank you for reading my all about all about living with a boy and my crazy running adventures. i cant wait to see what 2012 will bring! im ready:)