Year in Review – 2016 Running by the Numbers

December 31, 2016

A double post for the last day of the year (again)!  If you have been following my Running by the Numbers posts the past few years (2013, 2014, 2015) I introduced an infographic last year to highlight my year in running.  I decided to do the same for 2016! (my poor poor Excel spreadsheet, it will be revived one day).  I am also linking up with Courtney for the Year of Running 2016.  

If I were to choose one word to describe my 2016 in running it would be meh.  My top goal for the year was to PR in the marathon distance and I didn’t even get a chance.  Even though the year was not what I envisioned it to be on January 1, 2016, there were some fun memories: 

  • Traveling to Jacksonville and spending time with my friends Sean and Brittany for the Gate River Run 15K. 
  • A hilly and humbling experience at the Marine Corps 17.75K – in which I gave my Guaranteed Access to Erin
  • Watching Meb speak with my pals Courtney, Erica, Caitlin, Pam, Becca and Emily. Finally meeting Kim 🙂 
  • Frederick Running Festival Team Relay with Emily! 
  • ARRC Run to Teens Run DC 5K with Ivey and Courtney.
  • Struggling through the Fit Foodie 5K, but having Caitlin run along with me. Catching up with Mar and Kathryn afterwords! 
  • Running with my Oiselle pal Laurie on the Mount Vernon Trail and Redskins Dash 5K. 
  • Running/walking the Cherry Blossom 5K with Cliff and not getting blown off the course 🙂 
  • Visiting Vermont with my mom for the Covered Bridges Half Marathon. 
  • Spectating the Crystal City Twilight 5K with Becca. 
  • Watching the Berlin Marathon and road-tripping Germany with Cliff – fun!
  • Hanging out with my Oiselle teammates – dinners, happy hours, bbqs, Adele! 
  • Attending Oiselle Running Camp at Zap Fitness (more walking than running for me) + road tripping with Caitlin, Tara and Kelly! 
  • Cheering on Laurie, Kristin, Mary and Tammy as part of the Oiselle Baltimore Marathon Relay Team.  Thanks to Laurie for subbing in at the last minute.  
  • Visiting Tennessee with my buddies for the St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon. My longest mileage since my injury. 
  • Cheering for the Marine Corps Marathon runners. 
  • Running 900+ miles with 8-10 weeks off of running.  
  • Working with Mollie of Piece of Cake Running
  • Adventuring with my best guy, Cliff! 

I look forward to a redemption year in 2017!  Happy New Year and thanks again for following along!

Year in Review – 2015 Running by the Numbers 

Year in Review – 2014 Running by the Numbers

Year in Review – 2013 Running by the Numbers

What was your favorite race this year?

What distance did you race the most this year?

PS – Germany recap coming! I intended to work on them this year, but bogged down with this cold.

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    1. I think meh could sum up my running year too. I look forward to both of us having a kick ass year next year! Counting down the hours until 2017 🙂

      1. Run Jenny Run

        I agree! Happy New Year and I love that you are (run) streaking! haha 🙂

    1. I love how you framed a “meh” year and found so many positives in it. Could you frame mine for me, too? LOL. Finally meeting you was a highlight of my year, too 🙂 Here is to a decidedly non-meh 2017!

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        Thank you, Kim! It was so nice seeing you at Cherry Blossom!

    1. I’m amazed that you ran so much even with an injury! I know it didn’t go as planned but you still made the best of it and accomplished a lot. I hope this is the year you get to tackle those goals – and stay healthy doing it!
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    1. Love the infographic! If 2016, was meh–>2017 will rock! I look forward to seeing you accomplish big things!

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Thanks Janelle! You’ve been having an amazing 2017 so far 🙂

    1. Sorry you didn’t get a chance to PR in the marathon distance, but I have a feeling it’ll happen for you this year! 🙂 I know you consider 2016 meh, but looks like you had a lot of fun memories from last year! Hope 2017 is going great so far!
      Nathasha recently posted…Happy New Year! Half Marathons for 2017!My Profile

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Very good memories indeed! Excited to plan our 2018 running adventures haha.

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