1. Run at least 1,100 miles. Result: Yes! I think it was 1156.
2. Run a sub-2-hour half marathon. Result: No. I did worse at the Akron Half Marathon this year than I did last year. Ok, it was worse by about 20 seconds, AND the course was way tougher, but still. Fail.
3. Race Blogging: I was shooting for Akron, Cleveland, and Hot Chocolate. Akron never contacted me, and I decided not to do Hot Chocolate this year, but I did have some great bonuses.
Bonus #1: I blogged for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Race Series, and it was a fun experience. Jim Chaney, race director of the series, is an incredible guy (read my post about him here), and I thank him for the opportunity to pick his brain about what goes on behind the scenes of a race.
Bonus #2: I was so happy to be a #RunCLE Ambassador this year. I met some amazing people (who are also amazing runners), and I learned a lot from them.
|PR shot at the VIP Reception for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. We clean up!|
|Our first meeting. In a bar, of course.|
|Before the race. We were already wilting in the heat.|
4. Extending the long run to 15 miles. Result: I didn't do this, but I will have to this year because--Peeps:
2016 is the year of the marathon for Stephani!
Yep. I will be running away from trouble and running towards 26.2.
I have plenty of ideas on how to get there, and I have lots of plans for improving my running and strength. I won't share all of my plans with you now, but be prepared for some experimentation with doses of runner's high, sweat, and possibly some swear words. Nothing you haven't seen/heard from me already, right?
|My mom sent me this hat. It lit up until I broke it. I'm adorable, right?|
Until then, run happy, Peeps!
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