Today marked my first race event toward my goal of 10 for 2014. I’ve set out a goal of two half marathons, and then eight other organized running events, virtual or in person.

In 2013 I participated in six events, including one 5K snowshoe race. I ran a total of 386 miles. I don’t set New Year’s resolutions, but these are the fitness goals I’ve committed to for this year:

  1. Run in 10 events (including 2 half marathons)
  2. Run 500 miles 
  3. Complete Focus T25 Beta and Gamma rounds

Today was #1 of my 10 events, the Vancouver Chilly Chase. They had multiple distances and I opted for the 10K.  I hadn’t run more than 4 miles in a while so the last ten minutes or so proved pretty challenging but it was a good race. I’m not sure of my official time but it’s likely 2 minutes longer than I actually ran as I had to make a pit stop in the washroom! I think I will likely show as about a 1:08 but it was closer to 1:06.

As a bit of a re-cap, here are the races I did in 2013. My top two were the Tinker Bell half because Mr. Awesome and I (sort of) ran together and the BMO half because my family watched me cross the finish line.

runDisney Tinker Bell Half, January 

Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer 5K Snowshoe, March
Spring Run Off 8K, March

BMO Vancouver Half Marathon, May
My kidlets after cheering me across the finish line!

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, June
The Biggest Loser Half Marathon Seattle, October

Santa Shuffle 5K, December
2013 was a fantastic year for my fitness and I can only hope that 2014 will bring as much inspiration and motivation. I’ve registered for the Scotiabank half again as it was a great route and a pretty well run event. (Plus it’s largely flat or downhill!) 
I’m still searching for my second half of the year, so stay tuned! HAPPY 2014!!