Running

My 2012 Running Recap

I saw this on Laura’s blog and just had to play along:

Best race experience?

Every year I take part in the Monster Mortgage Toronto Challenge – it’s an informal 5k race and 1k family walk to raise money for organizations in Toronto that help Seniors.  My dad, works for one of the organizations – his job is to drive Senior’s to their doctor appointments etc.  This race is always a highlight for me because I run the 5k while my daughters do the 1k walk with my parents – I love that it’s a family affair.  This year was particularly memorable because I also set a new PR and finished in broke the 25 min mark – my finishing time was: 24:51.

Worst race experience?

The Around The Bay 30K – I actually didn’t even make it to the start line due to a kidney infection.

Best new piece of gear?

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I’ve gotten a lot of new gear this year, but by far the best freebie I got were these SHOES!!! I wore my last pair for 1200km’s and couldn’t afford new ones so it was really nice to be surprised by Sport Chek with these new Addidas shoes – They’re very light and comfy. Thanks Sport Chek!

Best piece of running advice you received?

CONSISTENCY is the key to SUCCESS

Consistency is the key to success.

 Unfortunately I didn’t follow it, and took the past few months off, so I’m basically starting over, yet again.

Most inspirational runner?

There are SO many!!  Gosh, I don`t even know where to begin.

If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be?

Start. Stop. Start again.

Running ups:

20121120-145913.jpgConsistent training with my friend Emma, and then setting a half marathon PR (1:52) at the Chilly Half Marathon.

Running downs:

Missing the Around The Bay 30k due to a kidney infection and losing my running mojo somewhere in September.

Surprise of the year:

cycling

Completing two non-running races: The Becel Ride for Heart 75k bike ride, and the Ontario Women’s Triathlon.

Question/Sharing: What was your best race/fitness experience of 2012?

 

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  • 293622550722013
    December 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks so much for linking up! You had an awesome year- congrats on the 5k and half marathon prs! And I’d love to do a cycling race this coming year… or another triathlon. I love the advice about consistency. I finally had a very consistent year. I think the lack of winter down here had something to do with it. 🙂

  • 293622550722013
    December 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks so much for linking up! You had an awesome year- congrats on the 5k and half marathon prs! And I’d love to do a cycling race this coming year… or another triathlon. I love the advice about consistency. I finally had a very consistent year. I think the lack of winter down here had something to do with it. 🙂

  • 167383980045178
    December 24, 2012 at 12:41 am

    The ups and downs of running – it’s amazing how you can go from highs of PRs to the lowest lows with injuries. Congrats on all the success! I wish you nothing but the best for 2013!

  • 1300616009
    December 24, 2012 at 12:51 am

    You had a great year…congrats! My best race this year was a 5K which I had a PR!

  • 1558338721
    December 24, 2012 at 12:57 am

    You should be very proud of yourself. That’s a great 5K time! icallitrunning.blogspot

  • 100003161149630
    December 24, 2012 at 3:06 am

    You had a GREAT year, my best race was Runner’s World 5K 🙂

  • 666074465
    December 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

    cheeering everyone ELSE on 🙂

  • 666074465
    December 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

    cheeering everyone ELSE on 🙂

  • 666074465
    December 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

    cheeering everyone ELSE on 🙂

  • 666074465
    December 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

    cheeering everyone ELSE on 🙂

  • 666074465
    December 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

    cheeering everyone ELSE on 🙂

  • 666074465
    December 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

    cheeering everyone ELSE on 🙂

  • 658493431
    December 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Great accomplishments this year Janice. You are a great inspiration!

  • 658493431
    December 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Great accomplishments this year Janice. You are a great inspiration!

  • 119795661406495
    December 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Agreed with the advice! so easy to say and hard to do.

  • 119795661406495
    December 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Agreed with the advice! so easy to say and hard to do.

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