2011 definitely had its challenges, but I am thankful for my health, my family, and my husband!
My year got started out on a sad note with the passing of my grandmother in January. Craig and I flew back to Minnesota for her funeral. It was nice to be able to see my family, but of course not under those particular circumstances. I did get to run with my sister in -20* weather though!
I celebrated my birthday (one day early) in March with a pair of new running shoes.
I revealed my dilemma about living in Alaska and many of you weighed in.
We discovered Yogurtland in the Anchorage Airport.
I ran my second marathon (Mayor’s Marathon) in Anchorage in a time of 3:44. I ran the entire way (which was one of my goals) but did not break my PR, which still stands at 3:42.
My sister and I post-run in the heat!
August brought the beginning of a new school year that I thought I wouldn’t be returning to, but I did.
I attempted to PR in the Skinny Raven Half-Marathon but came up short again.
The fall semester was insanely busy with work, working out, taking two classes (to renew my state teaching license), and blogging took a back burner.
Craig and I did run the Kenai River Marathon Relay (with 2 other people).
The beginning of November was Craig’s birthday, but I was a bad blogger and did not get any pictures.
For Thanksgiving, I flew down to Raleigh, North Carolina to visit my sister and surprise my parents who also came down to visit her.
Here’s to hoping for a successful and happy 2012!