I hope you all had a fun-filled Christmas and that Santa gave you mounds of great presents (perhaps some cool running gear or a new GPS watch).
As 2014 draws to a close and Baby New Year prepares to make his grand entrance, we all naturally take a look back… at the good and the not-so-good. The resolutions kept and the ones that fell by the wayside.
But before I finish the final chapter and close the book on 2014 (and start a new one for 2015) I wanted to give a recount of my running year that was.
And it was a doozy.
Here are some of my running “highs” and “lows.” Read the rest of this entry
Just a quick mishmash of things today:
THE “KEEPIN’ KOOL” CONTEST CONCLUDED
I hope you enjoyed the weeklong contest featuring Kool ‘n Fit.
If you haven’t already, be sure to visit the Kool ‘n Fit website: Click here
And FYI, the winner of Day 5 of the contest is: ANDY BORDERS
Congrats to all of the winners and I’ll be sending out the prizes in the next day or so (aka as soon as I get to the post office to slap some postage on ’em).
SPENDING THE NIGHT AT SEA… KINDA
Thursday night Lindy and I spent the night onboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. For those of you who don’t know, not only is this grand lady of the seas a cool museum, but it’s also a floating hotel.
You can check out the Queen Mary website: Click here
The Queen Mary was a beautiful ship in her heyday, but that day of hey is forever frozen around 1967. So, we did have to temper our expectations a little when it came to accommodations.
On Sunday I ran the Shoreline Half Marathon, which basically serves as my halfway point in this “marathon” of a running year.
I set a few running goals for 2014 and so far, have managed to hit several of ’em:
- I’ve PR’d in the marathon (4:58:16), half marathon (2:03:14) and 10K (56:56).
- I ran 3 full marathons in less than 90 days to qualify for the Marathon Maniacs (#9416).
- I’ve run a half or full marathon every month this year so far (with plans to continue this into 2015).