Tuesdays on the Run: 2017 Year in Running in Review

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I can’t believe the holidays are over; it’s my favorite time of year.  But as we head into the New Year, it’s time to look back and reflect on 2017.

As I look back a the year in running, if I had to give myself a grade, I’d give myself a B+. It wasn’t my best year in terms of mileage quantity – I’ve run more miles in years past, but I still ran more this year than last year.  Some of the highlights, number wise (NOTE that these numbers should go up still, as is does not include any mileage that I run between now and the end of the year):

  • Total mileage for 2017: 1,111+ miles
  • Average weekly mileage: 22 miles
  • Most popular day for a run: Tuesday (I ran 46 Tuesdays this year)
  • Least popular day for a run: Friday (I only ran 28 Fridays)
  • Average number of days run/week: 5

Some visual highlights from 2017:

I started the year out finding that I had been selected as a Skirt Sports Ambassador and even ran a race (The Chili 5K in Cleveland) with some of my fellow local ambassadors!

I also found out that I was selected as a Sparkly Soul Ambassador! I love their headbands – they are the only ones that don’t fall off my slippery head/hair.

I trained for and ran the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon 10K/Half Marathon Series in May. I ran it with Mary and FW and B cheered me on!  I was close to a PR, too – finishing at .

B and I have done some stroller runs with FW. B tends to use the stroller more when we run together or in races, but it has been great to be able to get outside and run with him, too! (and yes, he sometimes falls asleep, which is also a plus)

I JUST found out that I’m now also a 2018 Nuun Ambassador! I can’t wait to stock up on some of my favorites to keep me hydrated as I continue to run this winter.

And speaking of winter, I’ve already broken out the Yaktrax and run in the snow. This is a big deal for me – I hate winter and winter running as well, so I’m pretty proud that I was able to get out there a few times when we had some snow. I stayed inside most of last winter, so hopefully I’ll be able to keep up going outside sometimes this winter as well.

B and I moved. While this isn’t necessarily a running highlight, I now have many new running paths! I miss downtown living and running in downtown CLE, but there are so many beautiful places for me to explore.

Here’s to hoping that 2018 is another good year of running! Some questions for you:

  • How would you grade your 2017 year of running?
  • Any tips for getting through winter running?

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!


3 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: 2017 Year in Running in Review

  1. I love winter running! Living in Minnesota the past three years, I’ve had to get used to it. The thing about winter running is deciding your “break” temp. For me it is anything below 20F. My body takes forever to warm up when its colder. And wearing the proper gear is key. That is my biggest concern, the layering of clothing. I am not trying to shameless plug a link 🙂 but I wrote about my experience and tips for running in harsh winter weather, You may find some tips that may help: https://maria-baer.com/live/2017/11/16/running-in-winter-wonderland-five-tips-for-extreme-cold-running

  2. I love all of your photos! Congrats on a great year of running and the Nuun ambassadorship.
    I’m doing the Rite Aid Cleveland 8K and half marathon in May and I’m super excited! 🙂
    I received a pair of Yaktrax from my sister for Christmas so I’m sure I’ll be using them very soon!

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