Running through 2016 & I crushed my goal!!

I DID IT !!! 12 (13!) RACES IN 2016!

Ok, ok, maybe I should back up a little… for all of you who don’t remember, back in February I set a goal for myself. 12 races in 12 12 months…  and I am happy to yell scream  announce that I did!! Totally crush my goal 😀

And here it is…

  1. 10km in Regents Park, my very first race in London ❤

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2. 10km in the Olympic Park – OMG it was freezing cold!

 

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3. My first ever half marathon (21.1km – 13.1 miles)! Oh I was riding that high for days!! 😀

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4. London 10,000. A beautiful route through London’s landmarks – but one of my worse races…

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5. First Decathlon 5km in Canada water and first race with my running buddy Corey ❤ Kinda started out for a “fun race” – are they ever LOL?? – and they we both PR’d of course… 😉

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6. 10km Parallel London race. An awesome experience, running along all sorts of runners! First race in the UK where pushchairs, wheelchairs etc can all run together!

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7. My very first TRAIL RUN! It was incredible and I can’t wait to do it again!

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8. OMG now THAT was fun! My first 10km obstacle race! Finished soaking wet but totally happy – my trainers and clothes were stinking for days…yikes!

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9. 5km VIRTUAL charity run for spinal research! Organized by @Pennyplainfit and myself!

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10. Royal Parks half marathon. Hyde park is beautiful at this time of the year 🙂 And yes, I was as tired as I looked in that photo… Also got my half marathon PR there 1:59:35 😀

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11. Trick or Treat Halloween 5km Race! Had so much fun on this one…

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12. Decathlon 10km race in Belfast! My very first “runcation” …! Had a blast!

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I know that was 12 races but there is one more. One very special race! My lucky 13!

13. Athens Marathon 2016! My very first marathon! 5:08:11 and proud of it! I underestimated it and came back and bit me hard but i learnt so many things during that race… I wouldn’t change a thing!

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So all and all I have to say I TOTALLY SMASHED MY GOAL and it feels awesome!!!

Miles and miles were logged, I met awesome people, run through amazing places and I learnt so many things about myself… So thank you running, thank running buddies, thank you family and friends and @mymamus ❤ Thank you all for running along with me this year!

On side note, I had one more race planned. I wanted to do a christmas one like crazy… I mean just look at that bling lol 🙂

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But I am afraid I have to sit this one out… I have been so sick with a very nasty stomach bug since Tuesday and I can barely keep any food down 😦 Yeah it’s been a pretty yikeee few days. So there you have it, another first for this year. The first race I have to sit out… But it’s OK, I promised myself I ‘ll catch this one next time.

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays! ❤

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