I cannot believe how quickly 2014 has come and gone. This brings us to 2015 and also the time of year that I get to brag about my year :)
2014 started off with me signing up for Deathrace and also joining a running group here in Red Deer. Running with the marathon group was the best thing I did! It kept me going and got me out running even when it was uber cold and snowy.
I followed my training plan pretty accurately, and my (many pairs of) running shoes saw about 2000 kilometres.
My race season started off in March with the Hypothermic Half Marathon. When I signed up for this run I didn't actually plan on getting Hypothermia, but the temperature was -36C (-47C with the windchill).
|You can actually see my admiration for Abi! :) I was overjoyed!|
Ok. August. This is what my entire year of training was for! The Canadian Deathrace! 125KM in the mountains of Northern Alberta. Most of you have read my previous blog (so I won't talk too much about my experience). But I finished!!! Not only did I finish, but I crushed my goal of 22 hours. My final time was 20 hours and 3 minutes. I finished 5th overall female and 2nd in my age group. I was so proud. I am pretty much still glowing in my accomplishment.
It took about a week for my legs to recover after Deathrace, so August and most of September saw me running shorter distances until I ran Melissa's half marathon.
Melissa's is held in Banff every year and is always a blast! This year was no different. It was a tough a half, but I managed to maintain my record of always running a half in under 2 hours :)
I would also like to send out special thanks to INKnBURN for allowing me to wear their amazing gear as an ambassador! It has been such a fun year and I look forward to proudly representing INKnBURN again in 2015!
I have made a lot of fun discoveries over the past year (such as Vitargo energy and recovery drink). I still have a lot to learn, and I feel as though my Ultra running is a work in progress. I still need to find the perfect shoe ;) and I will have a lot of fun finding the perfect diet to fuel my body.
2015 will be another busy and exciting year! I have big dreams and plans and I hope that you will all follow me on my journey.