2016 in review

A YEAR IN REVIEW

I am late to recapping 2016, and you already know I ran a marathon a month, and I ran all the Bibrave races. However I also ran many other races, and logged quite a few miles. I also like to write up a post, just so I know… helps me set new goals and I know what I am capable of doing.

In 2016 I ran a total of 1474 miles, this highlights my streak of running at least 100 miles per month. I kept track on dailymile and recently moved my stats to Strava…you can follow me if you like – https://www.strava.com/athletes/17679166

I also ran 40 races, 2 unofficial races and a relay. Those races took me from Louisiana, Colorado, Virginia, Tennessee, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. I met the friends that live in my phone and even met new ones as I ran.

January: 16 – Louisiana Qtr Marathon, Baton Rouge, LA
17 – Louisiana Marathon, Baton Rouge, LA
23 – Amana Freezer 5k, Amana, IA

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February: 14 – Iowa City Valentine’s Day Marathon

March: 13 – One City Marathon, Newport News, VA
19 – Hot Dash 10 miler, MPLS, MN
26 – Easter Egg Scramble 5k, Davenport, IA

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April – 2 – Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon, Springfield, IL
9 – UI Doc Dash 5k, Iowa City, IA
16 – Hot Chocolate MPLS 15k, MPLS, MN
25 – QC Riverbandits 5k, Davenport, IA
30 – Rock N Roll Marathon, Nashville, TN

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May – 7 GOTR 5k, Cedar Rapids, IA
14 – Bear Stampede 5k, West Branch, IA
15- Chicagoland Marathon, Schaumberg, IL
21-23 – United Relay – IL
28 – Soldier Field 10 miler, Chicago, IL
28 – Madison Twilght 10k, Madison, WI
29 – Madison Half Marathon, Madison, WI

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June – 3 – Hospital Hill 5k
4 – Hospital Hill half Marathon Kansas City, MO
11 – Keota Fun Run 10k
18 – Grandma’s Marathon, Duluth, MN
25 – Run 4 Troops Marathon, Dubuque, IA

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July – 9 – Heritage Days 5k, Mt. Vernon, IA
16 – CVNT 50k, Iowa
30 – Fort Collins Human Race 13.1, Fort Collins, CO

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August – 6 – BTN 10k, Chicago, IL
13 – End NF 5k, Iowa City, IA
20 Moorehead Trail Mazathon, Ida Grove IA

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September – 4 – New Bo Half Marathon, Cedar Rapids, IA
5 – Run With Carl, Bettendorf, IA
18 – NFECSWI half marathon, Eagle, WI
24 – Kickoff to Kinnick 5k, Iowa City, IA
25 – Quad Cities Marathon, Moline, IL

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October – 9 – TC Marathon, MPLS, MN
14-16 Runner’s World Half and Festival, Bethlehem, PA
29 – Tulsa Run 15k, Tulsa, OK

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November – 6 – MKE Running Festival Marathon, Milwaukee, WI
13 – Madison Marathon, Madison, WI
24 – Legend of the Fall, Iowa City, IA

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December – 3 – Arctic Frog 50k

31 – Last chance 5k (not sure why the stupid format of this blog put a space in between)

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As you might have read before, I am not sure where or what 2017 holds for me. I started if off with a half marathon, which had me thinking I should work towards improving that time…but only because I am thinking Dopey 2018 and I need the best corral placement I can get. I also thought about trying to see how many races I can run in a year. I also thought about upping my game and trying to run mostly Iowa races.

All I do know… I love running… it pushes me…it inspires me… and I will continue to run until I can’t.

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2 thoughts on “2016 in review

  1. I do have to admit – you had an incredible year and I’m kinda jealous! Looking forward to our meet-ups this year!

  2. Pingback: From Guestwriters 2016 in review | From guestwriters

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