This is my third year hosting the Year of Running link up – first started by Amanda of Miss Zippy. It’s a lot of fun and easy to play along – answer all the questions in your own blog post, add my button (if you choose) and add your link to the link up. I always love reading everyone’s answers. The link up will remain open through the first of January! note: this post contains affiliate links.
Here’s how this works:
- Grab my button below.
- Answer the following questions.
- Link up your blog post below!
- Best race experience: The B&A Trail Half Marathon. I wanted to execute a smart race and have fun and feel like I left it all on the course and I did that. I negative split the heck out of that race and ran the whole thing with my friend Pamela. It was amazing. Such fun!
- Best run: This will go to the easy run I did my first full day in Berlin. I ran an easy run through Tiergarten park and enjoyed just taking in the city. It was fabulous!
- Best new piece of running gear: Um. Does all the Oiselle I bought count? If not, I’d say my upgraded Garmin watch! My old one had been doing weird things like turning off during runs for awhile. It was time for something new!
- Best running advice you’ve received this year: There is no secret. Keep going. I love love love this quote from Oiselle. It is so dang true and just a gut check reminder.
- Most inspirational runner: I’m inspired by so many runners and by so many stories. This is always the hardest question. But this year seeing Shalane Flanagan race in NYC was just THE BEST. And I know it’s supposed to be just one person but I’m sorry but Meb too. I was SO inspired by both of them in New York that I decided I MUST run NYC in 2018!
- Favorite picture from a run or race this year: Not my favorite race by any means, but I love this picture from the Berlin marathon. It was pretty late in the race, I was hurting but I was still with it enough to smile big for the camera. Also, I love that this displays the hot mess of the water stops, haha!
- Race experience you would repeat in a heartbeat: Rehoboth. It is quickly becoming a must-do late fall tradition. The race, the girls weekend, all of it is just the best!
- If you could sum up your year in a couple of words what would they be? Pushing through. (Barriers, pain, doubt, etc.).
Link up your Year of Running post below – I’ll try to get to each post before the end of the year!