Wednesday, January 1, 2014

That's a Wrap 2013


It's official. Chasing the Kenyans = girl eating cookie off shoulder.*

December 2013
Run Stats:
- 12 days
- 56.25 miles
- 8:49 average pace
- No races
- Longest run: 9 miles

CrossFit Notables:
- Power Clean 1RM: 135# (up another 5# from Nov)
- Squat Clean: 105# (squat needs work... lots of work)
- Thruster 2RM: 95# (front squat + press overhead)
- Fran: 7:42 (21-15-9 reps of 65# thrusters and pull-ups); a 0:40 PR
- Max Unbroken Double Unders: 59

2013 Mileage: 255.10 - yeah, needs improvement.

Well 2013 has come to a close and (once again) it was not a stellar year for me in the running world. Some days I accept where I am with my running fitness, others I don't - it's a constant battle. Though injury and my ongoing health troubles threatened to keep me down, there were still victories to be had.


After 6 months off from running, I got to start running again in July! While I was thrilled to run again, my motivation was (is) still lacking. Perhaps it knew I needed to ease back into it. I've built up to 9 miles since July; taking the "slow and steady" approach to getting back into things.


Got back to CrossFit too! I did all-upper-body exercises from January to early May when I thought my high-hamstring was injured. I took off all-exercise for about 8 weeks in May-June-July when I learned it was my L4/L5 vertebrae. I got back into the gym in mid-July and took things slow, but happily saw consistent strength gains as the fall and winter months passed.


Dabbled in a few short races - mostly 5k's and one 2-miler. No PR's, but improved little by little over these past few months and can't complain about that.


Ran another Ragnar! Met up with good friends in Vegas and survived 17+ miles. Hopefully this will translate to good distance running in 2014!

Happy New Year! Here's to many miles and PRs for us all.

*Sorry, no music video this year. Let's face it, I can't sing anyway.
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12 comments :

  1. I'm so glad you finally ate that cookie off your shoulder to make all your readers happy. That was me searching that, you know.

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  2. Awesome sauce! Good luck in 2014!

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  3. You sooo rocked it out this year :). I love the picture of the cookie on the shoulder but I think M&Ms would be better, personally.

    don't worry so much about the running mileage... you are still speedy. CrossFit is really kickass too, it's a different kind of fitness than marathon running but still takes a ton of dedication. Happy 2014!

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  4. All that strength training will carry over into your running eventually! Too bad we can never be patient when it comes to listening to our bodies!

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  5. You are amazing. You are so fast even when not at the top of your fitness. And thanks for not calling the cross fit police on me!

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  6. Way to work around the challenges and make the most of the year! I love how passionate you've become about CrossFIt. Happy New Year!

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  7. Totally cracking up at your pic; only you Lindsay, only you! LOL! I'm so glad this year saw you getting back at it and you owe us a Ragnar recap!!!

    Also, we still need to run that half together, we promised we'd do this!!! Maybe we should meet somewhere to run one? KIT & LYLAS! ;P

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  8. The cookie pic is awesome... I love your humor!

    Your Ragnar team looks way cool! ;-)

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  9. Happy New Year! Even with injury and recovery, you're still so fast. Hopefully 2014 is the year of NO INJURY and good motivation!

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  10. Glad to see you again Lindsay. Happy New Year.

    Keep on running!

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  11. The google searches will now only go up!

    Happy 2014 :)

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  12. Sounds like you had a solid 2013 despite some setbacks. Seems like you are now back going consistently forward.

    About 50 After 40s comment - if you had clicked on the link you would have saw it, link is below. It was actually a good topic about how women's sports are marketed. A very loaded topic.
    http://nellyontherun.blogspot.com/2013/11/stanford-ugh-nine-for-ix.html

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