Saturday, December 24, 2011



Running Highlights:

12- Number of races ran

8- PR's achieved

??- Number of miles cycled and ran

2- Marathons, (Boston and Chicago)

5- Half Marathons (Chi Town, Chicago Spring, 13.1 Chicago, Rock n Roll Chicago, Chicago Half)

1- 10 Mile Race (Soldier Field 10)

1- 8K (Shamrock Shuffle)

3- 5k (Rock n Roll Tuneup, Hot to Trot, Santa Hustle)

1- AG placing (3rd in the Hot to Trot)

1- Injury that sidelined me from running for 2+ months. Shin/Calf pain.

Life Highlights:

2- States lived in (California, Illinois)

66- Route taken across the country to move to Illinois in January 2011.
1- Crazy Blizzard survived

1- Country visited for my birthday. (Montreal, Canada)
2- Races enjoyed with my Daad (Boston and Chicago)
1- New state visited to see my mom

Countless- The number of awesome memories wonderful, wonderful and I have shared over the past 365 days.
2011 was a huge success. Races ran showed improvement and inspired me to do more. Quality family time gave me so many memories (and photos) to cherish forever. 2011 was amazing, but I have a feeling 2012 will be even better.....

 Merry Christmas!


  1. merry christmas and happy new year girl! here's to an even better 2012.

  2. Sounds like you had an awesome year! I'm planning on doing a lot of those races in 2012 - definitely planning to do the Chicago Marathon, and looking at the Chi-Town Half, Chicago Spring Half, Chicago Half and Shamrock Shuffle.

  3. Merrrry Christmas!

    I really enjoyed this post by the numbers, I like how you do these sometimes. Wish I were that organized. Perhaps I'll have to do this for 2011 myself.

    Anyway, I've really enjoyed following YOUR running this year-- it's been such a great year for you running-wise with all the PRs and just imagine what it would have been like without your shin/calf issue. 2012 is going to be an even more exciting running year, can't wait to follow your next marathon, it's going to be here sooo soon.

  4. Love the photo of pup with the medals. I am glad 2011 was such a great year for you, I hope 2012 holds lots of exciting things for you as well!

  5. You had a great 2011! Lots of races and lots of medals, and lots of fast times!

    I really appreciate the comment you left, you're right that I did go a lot of places in 2011, hopefully 2012 I get to do some races.

  6. Great pictures for a great year! I hope 2012 finds you with another fabulous year.