2011 Review

2011 was a fun year! More races in a year than I've ever done, my first ever marathon training cycle, and lots of traveling. Lets look back at my 2011 highlights..

In January, we had our work holiday party...






I ran the Disney Princess Half 2 weeks later! I took my time, took lots of pictures and had fun!

A passed out near the finish, but felt better after IV fluids and a nap.

In March, Shelley & I made Tutus for the Holyoke St. Patricks Day 10K!

In April, my brother and I headed to DC for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler!


In May, I placed 3rd Athena at my first Triathlon of the year!

Later in the month, we headed to Fenway for the Run to Home Base 9k!


We ran through Boston, and finished up across the Green Monster and running across Home Base!

In June, we got hit by a HUGE Tornado. We lost power for 3 days, and many parts of Springfield, West Springfield, Monson, Westfield, and Brimfield were destroyed. We were lucky to get away without any damage.

I ran the Susan G Komen 5K in June as well.

And celebrated at a coworkers wedding.


I Joined the Half Fanatics with my qualifying 2 races in 2 weeks in 2 states (NOLA & Disney)

 At the end of July,  I did the Wilbraham YMCA Sprint Triathlon

In July, I had a blogger meet up with the Kristins at the Red Dress Run 5K in West Hartford, CT. 
New PR 30:14

Kevin & I enjoyed a few Red Sox games!

In August, I ran a soaking wet RnR Providence Half, and came away with a new PR! 2:19:44

I went to see Britney in August with my girlfriends

In August, we also went on a trip to Puerto Rico & a Southern Caribbean Cruise!


In September, I did my last triathlon of the season. It was a gorgeous course, and a beautiful day.



I enjoyed a lot of fall Beer


In October, S & I headed to Long Island to run the Diva Half Marathon! 

It was a great girls weekend, even if it was the race that started the knee pain.

Just 2 weeks later, we headed to the Hartford Marathon.
My mom did her first 5K, and my brother did his first Marathon!! I did the half marathon, and limped the last 10K, but made it through.

A & Speedy trooper did the half as well. Kevin (not pictured) ran the 5K.

For Halloween, we threw our killer party again. This time dressed as "mile-high" pilots.

Halloween Weekend we had a ridiculous snowstorm in the Northeast. We lost power for 7 nights, and resorted to 15 blankets on the beds, wannabe snuggies, and taking stock in Yankee Candle.

I bought a new ride! a Honda CRV!

For Thanksgiving we ran the Manchester Road Race with my mom & my brother's girlfriend added to the mix this year.


I ran the Jolly Jaunt 5K, and escaped a sub 30 5K again...

In December, I joined Team Tough Chik!! Can't wait for the fun to begin with these awesome ladies!

Last night we spent New Years Eve at Mohegan Sun! We got a hotel room with a free hotel shuttle, and headed over after a few cocktails for a comedy show, a little gambling, drinking, and eating.

Including a 2:30am stop at Bobby Flay's Burger Palace (AMAZING!)

Happy New Year!




















































8 comments:

Jen Small said...

what a fabulous year!!
I hope 2012 brings you many more happy times and miles of smiles :)

Aimee said...

Wow Stephanie you certainly had an incredible year of races. There is something wonderfully addicting about running a race.

I wish you a great 2012.

Wells L said...

What a spectacularly fun year! I know there were some low moments for you along the way, but wow - look at that recap - packed with fun and great times!!!!!! I hope 2012 (including your first marathon) are beyond awesome!!!!!
Happy New Year!

ImTheMarigold said...

What a great recap! I'm so glad I found your blog and was able to see how much fun you had. The next time you're in the DC area you should look me up! I entered the lottery for Cherry Blossom 2012 but didn't make it in. BOO. :)

My Daily Journey to Share said...

Great job! What a fun year! Erica

mallory said...

My goodness did you sleep at all last year!? Haha what a great recap. looks like 2012 has a lot to live up to!

Shannon said...

What an amazing year!!!! Are you running Disney full this year? I will be running the half on Saturday.

Laura said...

Just came across your blog- what an awesome year you had! I just ran my first marathon this past year... good luck on yours, it's such an amazing accomplishment!

 
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