Here is my run-down of 2007.
12 Months of 2007 style.
January: I started the year off with some minor soreness... due to running a 5K on extremely hard surface with a combination of compacted snow and ice. I started spinning and loved it. I found it to be a great cross trainer. I was looking forward to starting my last semester (of 3) of graduate school.
February: Not much here. Just running and spinning. A lot of spinning... especially when my ankle started to bother me and I had to cut back on the miles and "interval sessions" on the treadmill. Maybe intervals wasn't what I should have been focusing on at the time... you live, injure... and learn. A little fun was had... I put together a bachelorette party for the sis ... tucked away in a nice and cozy cabin in MN!
March: Great month of running and spinning...logging almost 50 miles in both. Our Sioux went to the Frozen Four... and my Tarheels lost in Overtime to Georgetown... what else do you want me to say?
April: Celbrated another bachelorette party... in the Twin Cities. Things started to get really busy with graduate school. Finalizing my paper for graduation, and a few other projects... as well as paperwork at work. My sister moved home to prepare for the wedding, and I moved in with my aunt to finish off the school year. Crazy busy... but fun times were had by all!
May: Graduated with my Masters in Special Education... finally! My cousin got married and I was blessed to be a personal attendant in her wedding! I finished off the school year and ended up moving home to help prepare for the beautiful wedding.
June: With all the wedding preparations, it was here and gone before we knew it... But it was beautiful.. and fun! After a handful of interviews, I finally landed myself a special education teaching position ... at the elementary level... in ND.
July: Hurt my knee pretty good on a long run...which pretty much put a halt on my running for what seemed like an eternity. My parents (and baby sis) helped me make the big move to Fargo, ND... and then I topped off the month with an awesome trip to Chicago.... with the purpose of hittin' up Eric Clapton's Crossroad Guitar Festival!
August: Things started to settle down and I began preparing myself for my new job. I started to do a little swimming and picked up spinning again. The time away during the summer did me no justice!
November: Too much work and paperwork. Time flew by. Did the 5K Turkey Trot.... and thought it was going to be my last race of 2007.
December: Completed a self-driven indoor mini-tri sort of thing. Boy, did that wear me out! Gained another year in age. Big 27. I think I handled it pretty well! I also was able to squeeze in my last race of the year (yesterday)... the 5K ZooYear's Eve Race.
2007 in Numbers:
Running - 366.14 miles
Cycling - 665.85 miles
Swimming - 6950 Meters
I was a little upset to find that I only completed 3 races this year. 3 5K races. Geez. 2008 will be different. That is fo sure!
Next post, Goals for 2008.