Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Running Highlights of 2013

Hello friends and Happy New Year's Eve! 

Today I want to share some of my running highlights of the year. Many great things happened this year for me. For example, I was able to log a decent amount of miles despite being pregnant, I completed three races, I participated in a calendar shoot, I gave birth, etc. I tend not to be a numbers person because I believe that a good training session is based on the quality of the workout versus the amount of miles, however I surprised myself with these numbers since I was pregnant for most of the year. So, let's see...it all began in January...

January
-Miles completed: 195 miles 
-January 22: The birth of my blog!!!

February 
-Miles completed: 215 miles
-February 17: I won 1st place at the A1A Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon (1:21:17)
-February 24: Disney Princess Half Marathon in Orlando, FL





March
-Miles completed: 414 miles

April
-Miles completed: 111 miles
-April 15: I completed the Boston Marathon in 2:59:00; I was the 113th female overall (and I was 1.5 months pregnant!!!) I was injured at the marathon when I punctured my knee at mile 23.
-April 16: I found out I was pregnant!





May
-Miles completed: 75 miles and I biked 51 miles (I was treating a knee injury during this month that I sustained at the Boston Marathon).

June
-Miles completed: 180 and I biked 12 miles

July
-Miles completed: 153 miles and I began doing High Intensity Interval Workouts (HIIT)- 145 minute worth of circuit training.
-July 28: Wildside Running Calendar shoot for the 12 fastest South Florida female runners.



August
-Miles completed: 127 miles and 80 minutes worth of HIIT.

September
-Miles completed: 115 miles

October
-Miles completed: 50 miles (I began winding down with the running because I was 8 months pregnant and feeling very tired and uncomfortable).

November
-Lots of walking and the elliptical machine. 
-Mental preparation for labor and delivery.

December
-December 13: Baby Myles was born!!!



Calendar Shoot 



Total Running Miles Completed: ~1,687 miles

Share your accomplishments for this year...

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4 comments:

  1. Sounds like 2013 was an amazing year for you, Erika! Happy New Year and hope 2014 is just as wonderful. :)

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  2. Thank you Lisa!! Happy New Years! 😊

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  3. You have so much to be proud of! Cheers to a great 2014!

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  4. Thank you Nicole! And likewise to you :)

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