Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday Runday: A Running Year in Review

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.

1 comment:

  1. A recap of my pregnancy running = 0. Okay, maybe a few short (i.e. 3-4 mile) runs before I restarted med school and suddenly had no time. I am amazed at how much running you did!