It’s that special time of the year: Time to tally up that race bling and show and tell. Did you score some beauties this year? Show us!
For me personally it was one of the leaner years I’ve had of late. Let’s call it “less is more.” While I also did two indoor triathlons early in the year that there were no medals for, my medal count is on the “thin” side, relatively speaking. Only two half marathons all year and of course an injury smack dab in the middle of Berlin Marathon training Enough about what I did not do. Here are the races I ran:
Tower Triathlon. This was the first time my swim came together in a tri and I ended up on the overall podium as well as qualified for Age Group Nationals. Apparently pigs can fly and hell has frozen over.
Utah Valley Half Marathon. This was a super fun girls’ weekend and I loved this race, not to mention it was a new state for me.
Berlin Marathon. This was World Marathon Major #4 of 6. In a word: Epic. Of the 11 full marathons I’ve run, this was the first on foreign soil. I’d dreamed about this iconic medal for a long time. There are no words to express what it felt like to run through the Brandenburg Gate to the finish line and make that dream a reality.
Hot Chocolate Chicago 15k. This was my first ever 15k (so automatic PR). While the price was steep, this was a fun one with great swag.
RnR Las Vegas 5k and Half Marathon. My only RocknRoll races of the year and a repeat from 2015 but this was still so much fun. The strip at night does not disappoint. The bling was pretty awesome too.
How about you? Show us your bling! What’s your fave race of the year? Fave medal?