Monday, December 31, 2012

Cheers to 2012

I don't have the patience to write a full recap of my 2012 running because I'm lazy. But I do have the patience to share a few numbers and many photos from this year. Despite many ups and down in terms of running and in life, 2012 was jam-packed year for my sport -- lots of races, lots of traveling, lots of new experiences, and the best part of running: lots of friends. I'm ready to bid 2012 farewell and welcome 2013. A brand new year with even more to experience and new goals to go after.

In 2012...

I ran 5 full marathons.

One in Hawaii.

One in Utah.

One in Washington.
  Rock 'n' Roll Seattle

One in my adopted hometown.

And another in California. 

I learned to love trail running & even did a few trail races.

I had my first real running "injury" that kept me out of the sport for 7 loooong weeks, and is still threatening to keep me out for longer.

See that pectineus muscle? It's being a little bitch.

Regardless, I still ran 1,850 miles this year, which is more than I ran last year (and I didn't take two months off last year!).

I ran with many, many good friends in very beautiful places... and often.
And I was accepted into my first ultramarathon via a lottery system. Injury-pending, I'll be running my first 50k in, gulp, a couple months.

So here's to 2012 & cheers to 2013. May you have a safe & fun New Year!


  1. Happy New Year!! :) 2013 will be even better!

  2. Wow--loads of races this year for you in really cool locations! I hope you are healthy and ready to go asap so you can get that ultra in. Happy new year!

  3. good grief, you ran a lot of miles! hugs, friend. happy new year!

  4. What an incredible year with lots of fun friends and races. I hope that your pectineus muscle stops being a little bitch so that you can train for your first ultra. Happy New Year & Happy Running!

  5. That's a LOT of miles! That in itself is a huge accomplishment!


  6. Congratulations on a stellar year! The injury was a bummer, but at least you discovered ART from it (you ART junkie!). :)

    Looking forward to more fun with you in 2013!

    1. YES -- can't wait either! And gosh I love ART. :) :) :) :)

  7. What a great year Alyssa! If my back will let me I too will be running Way Cool! :)

    Happy New Year!

  8. I see great things for you in 2013... lots of injury and pain free miles.

    Also, you need some picture with your favorite lunch buddy.

  9. Love the recap and all of the photos. Here's to a great 2013!

  10. 2012 looked like a pretty great year to me. Here's to more of the same in 2013...

  11. Awesome pictures of 2012...Blessings and Happy New Year sweetie!

  12. This looks like an amazing running year, injuries aside!!!

  13. So many miles, so many races, lots of life ups and downs, and much to look forward to in 2013! Glad I got to see you!

  14. So happy to have had the privilege of running with you last year! You really have accomplished so, so much, and I'm sure the same will be true of 2013. :)

  15. I love this great visual recap! I hope the hip stays calmed down so you can run the ultra. And I am so glad you are enjoying trails :)