It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…wait, not my words! 2012 was indeed a year that was full of accomplishments, hardship and fun. The highs were extremely high and the lows, although I didn’t harp on or discuss them much, were really quite low. But in all honesty, the good outweighed the bad and that is the focus of this post!
The Best of Times
I ran the Mercedes Benz Marathon Relay with my team from Black Girls Run! I ran the first leg 10K, had an unofficial PR and ran in 17 degree weather! That’ll make you run fast!
I met my goal of running 3 half-marathons in 2 weeks for my birthday celebration and ran each race faster than the last!
Locomotive half-marathon Kennesaw, GA
Disney Princess Half-Marathon on my BIRTHDAY!
Already a Polar ambassador, I became a member of the Polar Race Team!
I ran a Disney 5k in the Bahamas!
I was an ambassador for Zooma Atlanta and ran the half-marathon in Lake Lanier with my partner in crime Lorraine.
I taught my very first Zumba class…it was my last and I think I’ve realized I enjoy doing Zumba more than I enjoy teaching it!
I was a speaker on a panel at BlogHer Health.
I was a blog ambassador for Black Girl’s Run Race to End Hunger 5k/10K
me and oldest female bodybuilder Ernestine Shepard
I ran my longest solo run (21.5 miles) in beautiful Las Vegas.
I successfully followed a Paleo lifestyle and lost an ample amount of weight!
I ran my VERY FIRST MARATHON! The Marine Corps in Washington, DC and we beat Hurricane Sandy! OORAH!!!!
I was a blog ambassador for Rock n Roll Savannah Half-Marathon and ran it a week after my FULL!
I ran my very first long distance International race – The Reggae Half-Marathon in Negril, Jamaica with my good friend Lorraine!
I became an official #RunChat blogger.
And in total -
I ran my first FULL MARATHON, 7 half-marathons, 2 10ks, a 5k!
These are just the highlights of a great year. I am looking forward to 2013 and all it has to offer!