Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2014 Recap: My Year in Running

I'm linking up with a a bunch of other blogs to give a recap of some of my favorite races of the year!  I had 19 races to choose from!

Most Scenic Course: Walt Disney World Marathon.  Disney is my love.  Being able to run through all 4 parks, seeing the major icons along with characters is the best scenery to me!

Most Challenging Course: Gate River Run.  This 15k has two bridges.  One towards the beginning and the Big Green Monster right at the end!!  So pretty though!

Best Expo: Princess Half Marathon.  I totally over-spend at runDisney expos and this one is the worst (best?).  There are just sooooo many things that are adorable and I want it all! I could spend hours walking around. Here's my goodies from this year!

Best Post-Race Food/Beverages: Wine and Dine Half Marathon.  At the end of every race, you get a drink of choice between several beers, wine or soda.  Then you also get a $10 gift certificate to go spend at Food & Wine in Epcot so you get to pick which one you're craving most!

Best Swag: Space Coast Half Marathon: I love that you get a towel when you cross the finish line!  Unique and definitely useful in Florida! ( I found this picture on their facebook page since I didn't take a picture of mine.)

Most Unique Medal: Best Damn Race Cape Coral Half Marathon.  I love that this metal is  of a glass bottom boat and it's made of stained glass!

Favorite Race Shirt (tech tee or reg): RunDisney's Enchanted 10k.  Simply because it has Cinderella's Carriage on it and that was the theme for my wedding. I have tons of things with the carriage on it so I love having a race shirt too!  And I'm cheating and picking the Glass Slipper Challenge one too since the Glass Slipper was the secondary theme of my wedding :)  

Favorite Overall Race:  any runDisney race.  I really can't pick one.  I'm addicted to them!!!

Best Course Support: Gate River Run.  There are sooo many people cheering you on.  The people who are in their front yards often provide yummy treats like beer, Popsicles, bacon, donut holes, and my favorite from this past year, mimosas.

Race You Are Most Proud of Yourself for Completing: Without a doubt, the Walt Disney World Marathon.  I was never a runner growing up and once I started running, I only had interests in 5ks.  Then 10ks.  Then half marathons, and last year, the marathon.  I was injured and hadn't run 2 weeks before so I had no idea if I was going to be able to finish (and I ended up having to take 6 months of training off--with 3 races thrown in).  But I had so much fun and loved every single minute of it!!

1 comment:

  1. 2014 was an awesome year for you! I can't wait to see what 2015 brings and it's going to be awesome kicking it off w Dopey!! :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun