I was able to run the Texas Independence Relay in March and Deutschen Pfest 5K in May. I had a couple set backs and residual pain but after June that disappeared all together.
Then my friend Jenn decided she wanted to run Austin Full for her 40th bday so I begrudgingly agreed to run it with her. Hence began my training for marathon #3! So far training has gone really well. I had one set back in Sept when I broke my right baby toe and couldn't run for a good 3 weeks. However by the 1st week of Oct I was back at it and was able to run the 80's 8K for my birthday. ;) Talk about being lucky! I've heard some people couldn't run for over 2 months after breaking a toe. Who would have ever thought a baby toe could be so bloody painful!?!?!
In November I decided to try the Shiner half marathon. OMG this race is so much fun!. :) I will totally do this again next year. I even got the hubby to come out and run the 10K. They throw an amazing after party where you get 2 free sausages and 4 free beers! BEST RACE EVER!
To end the year we signed up for the Austin Rockin' Resolution Race 20 miler. We had to run a 20 miler anyways for training so why not do a race and get a medal!! We braved the bitter cold 38-36 degree temps (yes it got colder as we ran), 13 mph winds, oh and misty/overcast conditions for an overall great run! I took 3rd place in my age group!
Total miles ran in 2017: 744 miles according to Garmin. Not bad considering my hip injury at the beginning of the year and a broken pinky toe!
3/25-26 - Texas Independence Relay, ran 13.5 miles total
5/21 - Deutschen Pfest 5K - 26:02, 8:21 pace
10/8 - 80's 8K - 42:32 (garmin), 8:33 pace
11/18 - Shiner Half - 2:02:36, 9:22 pace
12/31 - Rockin' Resolution 20 miler - 3:13:34, 9:41 pace, 3rd place in age group.
Upcoming races for 2018:
1/21 - 3M Half
2/18 - Austin Full
3/24-25 - TIR
April - Cap10K
May 20th - Deutschen pfest 5K
Sept 30th - 80s 8K (ADC)
Nov - Run for the Water 10 miler (ADC) and Shiner
Dec - Decker half (ADC)
Jan 2019 - 3M (ADC)
Feb 2019 - Austin Half (ADC)
I plan to run the Austin Distance Challenge in 2018-2019.