I was going to do one end-of-year post, but why do one when you can do two?? (Come back tomorrow for 2013 – Everything Else.)

Races: 15
Miles: 874
Highest mileage month: April – 108 miles
Lowest mileage month: December –  46 miles – my lowest mileage month since April 2011
Time spent working out: 194 hours, or just over 8 days
New running clubs created: 1
New PR’s: 2 – 8K, 10mile, 1 mile
Favorite race: Ragnar Relay
Best race: Quarryman Challenge 10mi
Wurst race: Oktoberfest 5K

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I started the year with a crappy commute but got to work from home 1-2 days/week – which made it much easier to fit in workouts, even when commuting 4 hours/day the other 3-4 days and job and apartment hunting.

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Won my AG at the Midwinter Cruise 5K

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Met Dathan Ritzenhein

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Source: Pete

PR’d at the Shamrock Shuffle

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… and the Quarryman Challenge 10 miler (Source: Erica)

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Ragnar Madison to Chicago was a blast (Source: teammates/driver)

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Ran a 5K with my bestie

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Got lost in the woods

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Lots of running on the Lakefront Trail

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#GingersInTheWoods

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Nike GetFly 4x1mi Relay with Team Blogger

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Source: Top Photo –  Anne?; Bottom Photo: Mr Loop Looks/Eri-thon

Wurst race ever

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Source: Pete

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Wurst friends ever (Source: Pete)

After an awesome year of running in 2012 (ran almost 50% more miles in 2012 than in 2013, ran my first marathon, got a bunch of PR’s), 2013 was obviously focused on other things. However, I still had a blast with running! I loved being able to regularly run on the Lakefront Trail, enjoyed checking out various pilates and yoga studios in Chicago, and of course had lots of fun with the Wurst Running Club Ever. Maybe if the odd years are my significant life events, the even years will be my significant running events? (2010 = first half marathon, 2012 = first marathon, hmmm)