Well, 2020 sure threw us all for loop! While many of us, me included, were gearing up for a stellar year of racing and running, everything got canceled. But, for us runners, running isn’t canceled. We powered through and pushed on through a crazy and unprecedented year. Here is a recap of my 2020 year in running.
- Running isn’t canceled-A look back at my year in running 2020
- January 2020
- February 2020
- March 2020
- April 2020
- May 2020
- June 2020
- July 2020
- August 2020
- September 2020
- October 2020
- November 2020
- December 2020
- What’s to come in 2021?
- Thanks for helping to make the Runners’ Roundup a huge success by visiting all of the hosts: Laura, Me, Debbie, Jen, Lisa
Running isn’t canceled-A look back at my year in running 2020
Oh, so many possibilities ahead! I was just coming back from a hip injury and was excited to run in New York City. Running across the Brooklyn Bridge was forever on my bucket list. I did a City Running Tour (which was fabulous) and my guide took me to all the best spots. Running over the bridge was everything I hoped and more even on a cold NYC day. Bonus, I got to meet both Darlene and Cari for the first time for a glass of wine.
New Orleans Rock N Roll Half here we come! We made the most of our racecation in the Big Easy. A few of us brought along our husbands as well. What a fun place to explore and run. Who knew it would be our only real in person race of 2020? Carpe Diem as they say!
Well, I was in Las Vegas (as my husband had a work event) when all hell broke loose. Thankfully, I was able to get in a hike to the Red Rocks and a run down to see the “Welcome to Las Vegas” Sign. Another bucket list item checked off.
And just like that, my Cherry Blossom 10 miler went virtual and that was the start of the year of virtual races. Little did we know it would be the first of many. It was a beautiful day and we ran the 10 miles together. This was my longest run of 2020. Again, who knew? Also, our first of many Zoom Running Blogger chats. Uncanceled Project virtual runs became the norm.
Uncanceled Project Runs continued to fill my weeks as they pretty much ran into each other. Solo runs became the norm which was probably one of the hardest running transitions for me.
After running and coaching girls on the run programs for the last 13 seasons, I ran the 5K solo virtually.
I did a lot more cycling than running in July. We returned cautiously to some group running.
I drove my son out to school at IU and was afforded a beautiful day for a quick run through my favorite campus.
I was happy to see my crew for this running clinic on injury prevention.
Well this was not the Wine Glass Half Marathon girls’ weekend we had planned. We got it done virtually of course.
My goal was to get back to 10K base feeling good. I was sad to miss my usual Thanksgiving 10K Turkey Trot but I did manage to get out and do it virtually. I felt great that day and the cooler temps are always a boost to me.
Spending the month in Aruba was such a nice break from all of the craziness at home. Admittedly, running in the heat and humidity is not my favorite but it sure is hard to beat the views. Probably my favorite running photo of 2020.
What’s to come in 2021?
I have no idea! But for a year of so many cancelations, it is always fun to look back on the year of running. I definitely tried to make the most of it. Running isn’t canceled and I plan to keep on it into the new year. Where did your feet take you this year?
Thanks for helping to make the Runners’ Roundup a huge success by visiting all of the hosts: Laura, Me, Debbie, Jen, Lisa