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Monday, January 9, 2017

2016, a great year of running

Well, I am a couple weeks late in posting my 2016 review, but I have a good excuse.
My domain expired the end of December, and I didn't renew it in time.
Long story, including where I totally freaked out, thinking everything I've written the past 5 years was gone.
 I posted about it on facebook, and found out that one of my friend's husband works with computers, and he offered to help me get it back. (It wasn't as simple as just renewing it) It worked, and everything is back in it's right place. Lesson learned, don't let your domain name expire!!

2016 included 9 half marathons, 1 marathon and 835 miles run.

This medal hanger was a Christmas gift from my boss, that he made! (He was my secret santa)
I was able to run five 100 miles months. At the beginning of the year, I didn't even think that was possible. I never realized before how true that saying is; everything is impossible until you try it.

I had an injury free year!! I am so thankful for that. I plan on 2017 being the same way.

My only marathon was in May. It was so bad that I decided I'm done with marathons. Although at the time I wanted to do another one!
Of course now I'm thinking maybe I should get redemption for that. So, we'll see what this year brings...

2016 was quite a year personally too. From finding out about my niece's brain tumor, and then spending 6 weeks in Chicago with her as she underwent radiation and chemo, and then the awesome news that she is cancer free!! Then spending 2 1/2 weeks in Honduras, coming home and starting a new job that I love. It was a crazy year!

Unfortunately it did get worse, which I'll talk about later. We did not have a good Christmas, but NYE was fun. Some friends of ours from Indy came down for the weekend, so it was fun hanging out with them.

Here's to 2017! I don't have any specific goals. Well, I would like to reach 1000 miles this year, so there's that.
 I have lots of out of town races planned, and I know I've already mentioned my R2R2R (rim to rim to rim) hike of the Grand Canyon in June.
Lots of good things coming up!



  1. You are making me go to my domain place now & make sure its on auto renew.
    I'm sorry Christmas wasn't the best but glad you at least got a good NYE with friends.
    An injury free year with all the running & races you did? That's awesome!!!
    Praying your 2017 is full of abundant blessings!!!

  2. You did have an awesome race year!
    I am so happy your cute niece is cancer free!!!!
    Bummer about your Christmas, I am sorry it didn't go well.
    My New Years didn't go well either, I got the absolute worst cold, and still have it, LOL bummer!
    I think you'll have an awesome 2017, and who knows maybe that never say never marathon will happen again:)

  3. 2016 was such an up-and-down year for so many and here's to a wonderful 2017! You are one of my inspirations for running -- so even if you don't do any more marathons, you are a great motivator! :)

  4. Your boss is awesome to make you that really cool medal hanger. Is it a chalkboard at the top? Congrats on such a great running year in 2016! :-)


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