I know. It's 2016. Yearly reviews are SO December 2015. But my December was busy, and we're not that far into January yet. Besides, this review is meaningful because it's a recap of my pregnancy running. It's also fairly short since my races were few and far between this past year!
Alright, enough exposition. Let's talk races! Normally I divide these between races I love and races I won't be running again, but this year I loved almost every race I ran. It helps that most of them were repeats. I didn't venture too far afield.
Grunion Run -Of the 8 races I ran this year, 5 had water views. And really, how can you not love that? I ran this race with Thatmom, and it's been years since I've done that. Races when pregnant can be very depressing. For me, this one was empowering.
Sharon's Ride 5k - This is a really fun family event, with more than just the race itself. The "after party" is almost more fun than the run.
FroYo 5k - Honestly, the course is my favorite in San Diego. I would run just about anything here. Add in frozen yogurt and it's almost the perfect race. This was also the last race I ran while pregnant,
Grape Day 5k - I love this little community race. And this year was extra special since Thatkid ran a portion of it with me. It was his first real interest in racing. I can't wait till next year!
Surfing Madonna - Our first race as a family of four! And being on the beach together is always delightful. Even if this year was a bit of a disaster, I still hold high hopes for continuing our tradition.
Fit Foodie 5k -This may be my favorite San Diego run. It's on my favorite course, and the post-race festivities are unlike any other race. I'm a sucker for swag.
Jingle Bell Run - I'm never disappointed in this race, even though I walk it instead of run. Even though we rarely finish in under an hour. It is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season.
Holiday Half Marathon- This is the only race that I for sure wouldn't do again. Partially because I probably won't be in town, and partially because there are so many amazing San Diego half marathons, that I don't need to run one which doesn't wow me.