Tuesday, 20 December 2016

2016: The Running Highs

It's hard to believe that 2016 is on the brink of being over - what an amazingly significant year it's been for us as a family...!  We moved continents; Will started a challenging and very stimulating new job; I quit my job in the environmental industry and landed my dream job: writing about running(!!); and Master J and Missy K settled into receiving schooling in their second language (and starting to learn a third...!) like true champs.  Wow.  My heart is unable to fully express the gratitude I feel for all the blessings and good gifts that have come our way this year.  I am deeply, deeply thankful.

And although running took a bit of a backseat in 2016, there were some pretty sweet running highs.  Here they are in numbers:


Plus a few of my favourite running moments of 2016:

1.  Our first 5k race with the double stroller.  Not only did we clock a sub-30 (by almost four minutes...!) - we won the whole race...!  A lifetime high.


2.  Doing George parkrun.  A fairy tale run if ever there was one - do it if you get the chance!


3.  My last Kimberley parkrun as Event Director.  So much love and kindness from old and new parkrun friends - the best parkrun event of my life!


4.  And last, but not least: Clocking the first sub-24 minute 5k of my life right before turning 40.  It's so awesome that this coincided with my first ever race in New Zealand - one for the books, for sure!


What was your running high of 2016?


6 comments:

  1. Love the infographic. I finished a monthly 10km running challenge last night so I'll be sharing my experience in the new year :)

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    1. Thanks, Natalie! Looking forward to reading about your 10 km challenge!

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  2. Love you passion for running, I wish I had the same kind of passion. Well done can't believe you think running over 500km is taking a back seat.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sam. Your comment just reminds me once again that it's so easy for me to compare my miles to someone else's and feel that I could have done better. But we're all on our own journeys and 539 is really all I had to give this year, with everything else going on. So proudly owning those miles now! Have a lovely holiday! x

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  3. Jy is SO 'n inspirasie, Saar! Soveel hoogtepunte, ten spyte van al die harde klippe wat ook maar gekou is deur die jaar, ek weet, het jy elkeen van hulle deurgesien en in 'n 'victory' verander. Baie welgedaan! Xxxx

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    1. Sjoe, en daar was 'n paar klippe, hehe! So baie dankie, liefste Saar - SO dankbaar vir jou wat saammaak. xxxx

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