My 2022 Running Recap

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I can NOT believe that tomorrow will be 2023. The year was memorable for many reasons – B and I both got new jobs, our youngest turned one, our lives returned to some sense of normalcy with 3 kids at school/daycare, some traveling again, AND the return of in-person racing! I didn’t do many races this year, but it was still a good year, with lots of miles fit into my busyish schedule and no injuries.

I set out the year with these goals:

Goal 1: Add in something else besides running into my schedule. 

Goal 2: Continue to run, injury free.

Goal 3: Run in-person races again!

Here’s how I did related to those goals:

Goal 1: I started doing some other workouts in the morning! It’s nothing significant, but several days a week I start my day with diastasis recti exercises, ab exercises or some other 8-10 minute video before hitting the road to run. It hasn’t been every day (it’s only when I wake up early before the kids) and it’s not all year (I started it maybe in October?), but I actually started this, which is big for me.

Goal 2: Yes! Yes! I ran injury free, thanks in part to continued stretching (sometimes) and rolling my foot out each day after running to prevent PF.

Goal 3: I ran ~5 races this year – they included:

  • Cleveland Marathon Challenge Series: This included a 5K and half marathon. See my recap, here:
  • Communion of Saints 5K: This small race earned me an AG medal! My kids and husband did the one miler. More here.
  • Cleveland Heights Happy 5K: I “ran” this race with my 6-year-old! It was his first 5K. We ended up walking most of it but I feel lucky to have run a race with him. More here.
  • Bulldog Bolt 5K: This was my fastest postpartum 5K and a fast-for-me-right-now time. My kids and husband did the one miler. More here.
  • Stratford, Connecticut Turkey Trot: This was a fun race that I ended up doing before Thanksgiving with my family. More here.

This week, I’m finishing up the year on a quiet note with only a few days of running. I got in three runs in Upstate New York when visiting my family and a short run in Cleveland today. It was an easy week, and I enjoyed some time off of work AND running. With that for this week, that leaves me with the following for this year …

Total mileage for 2022: 1,513.67

Questions for you:

  • How did your 2022 end in terms of fitness?
  • Any goals for 2023?

I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

 

14 thoughts on “My 2022 Running Recap

  1. I’m happy to be ending 2022–and starting 2023–healthy enough to lace up my running shoes and go for a bike ride. The year wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns, but on balance it was a good one.

    Congrats on reaching your goals. I am a huge fan of cross-training with strength and cycling.

  2. What a great year for you- you hit all your goals. Not getting injured is a huge success! My 2022 ended a lot better than my 2021 did, so I’m happy. ]
    Hope 2023 is a good one for you!

  3. After the crapshow that was my last few months, I didn’t even look at my original goals. However, I do feel the fitness year was solid. I’m ready to go into 2023 with a good mindset and a positive attitude and we’ll see what happens.

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