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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye, 2013!

And, from the running side of things, good riddance.
Running in 2013:
Crescent City Classic 10k

- Started out with a misdiagnosed stress fracture.
- Skipped Louisiana marathon, but David ran his first.
- Pathetic half marathon at RnR NOLA on injured legs.
- Ran two 10ks, a team effort and my PR, 40:59 I think?
- Got diagnosed with stress fracture and took a lot of time off
- Came back and did silly things: two four-mile races, a few track meets (with mile PR of 5:46), some summer 2 milers (with 2 mile PR of 12:19), and the evil midnight marathon that started me back on the injury train.
- OUCH for all fall.
- Slowly inching back this winter
- Approximately 1000 miles this year.
On a scale of 1-10, running this year was a 4. It would be a 2, but I had those PRs. 

In the rest of my life, 2013 was pretty cool:
Holding my niece for the first time

- Visited Sonoma
- Managed a pretty darn good year at work, despite huge barriers (like losing contract for employees' insurance in the hospital where I work) and got an impressive bonus
- We added a nephew (David's side) and a niece (my side)
- David changed jobs
- We drove to Louisville to visit my brother
- Joined our church.
- I got intersection syndrome, but avoided surgery.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I'll give life in 2013 a 9. I'm tempted to give it a 10, since I'm just generally happy with everything, but it gets a 9 because David's job transition wasn't exactly smooth. 

Your turn! Rate 2013! And have fun tonight!


  1. 2014 is the year the nasty little injuries fade into the background and you can go back to kicking ass the course again!

  2. Mine is a total TEN! I had zero PRs, but I ran HAPPY and injury free. I'm testing new waters by training for new things. Most importantly, I married the love of my life this year!!!! That trumps any and all running related things. :) Happy New Year, Gracie! I'm hoping we can meet "for real" RnR NOLA weekend...

    1. YES! That would be awesome! Email me your plans for travel etc! gracethacker at gmail!

  3. I would probably rate 2013 as a 2 or 3. Yah, that is low, but I had health issues, haven't ran a single step since April due to my stress fracture/RA pain, and I had to move to a city I really despise... so yah. Not my year. But 2014 is bound to be better - and hopefully includes my return to running! Happy New Year to you! It's awesome that you can rate the year as a 9!!!