Tuesday, December 30, 2008

So long 2008!

Time to reflect on 2008. What a year it was! From a running perspective I experienced ultimate highs and lows, and I feel like I really grew as a runner throughout 2008. Grab a cup of java, and reminisce with me, if you please!

I ran:
-3 half marathons
-a 30K race
-7 full marathons
-completed first 50K ultra
-ran 1875.9Km or 1172.4 miles
In addition to all of the crazy running I:
-started a blog (and met all of you terrific people)
-became a marathon maniac, then achieved silver maniac status


I have a hard time putting into words all of what I have accomplished in 2008, so I created this slideshow to summarize my year.(Sorry about the cheesy music, there weren't a ton of good options and my ipod is broken right now.)




Thanks so much for reading my blog and welcoming me into your world in 2008. The blogging community is such a warm welcoming community, and I love sharing all of your experiences and sharing success's and disappointments daily with all of you. You all motivate and inspire me, so thanks for that. I look forward to sharing more memories and experiences with you in 2009.

Cheers to 2009... (raise your virtual or not so virtual glasses) May you all have a year full of health, happiness, personal records, laughter, pain, sweat, tears, running highs and lows, but most of all wonderful unique experiences. Happy New Year!

23 comments:

Ted said...

Happy New Year !!! I have enjoyed watching your montage. Wow, you sure have accomplished a lot this year. I look forward to what 2009 will bring for you.

Once again, Have a Happy New Year !

Blyfinn said...

What a GREAT way to sum up your year. You sure did a lot. Hope 2009 is just as good to ya.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Enjoyed the montage. You had quite a year in 2008! All the best to you for 2009. :-)

Carly said...

What a great montage! You rocked it in 2008. Happy 2009, I look forward to reading about another great year.

joyRuN said...

Great montage! LOVE love love the Iz tune at the end :)

You had an awesome 2008.

Happy New Year's!!

Jess said...

Great slideshow! You had an amazing year!

RunToFinish said...

wow now that is a serious year of running!! You have put in the miles and really done some amazing things!

Meg said...

What a year! Reading about years like that make me feel like a wuss for debating whether I can handle 2 marathons in a year!
Happy New Year!

Janice said...

I have been training for "Last Chance for Boston" not really to qualify, just to run a marathon, it has been since may. What did you think of it? is it worth it?

I am envious of your 2008, I hope I can make my 2009 a better one

MCM Mama said...

Happy New Year! Loved the montage! You've been a busy girl. Can't wait to see what 2009 holds for you!

Denise said...

Holy Moly! What a year!! 7 marathons!?!? You really inspire me. Happy New year!!

J said...

I love the slide show! That was awesome to watch! And you ran 7 marathons this year! That is amazing! You are quite inspiring and a great athlete! I hope that 2009 is an even better year for you! Happy New Year!

aron said...

CONGRATS on 2008!!! such an awesome year for you :) happy 2009!!

Sonia said...

You have a lot to be proud of in 2008. Great montage =)

Love the pic with Bonhomme Carnaval from Quebec city!

Happy New Year Marci!

N.D. said...

I love the montage!!! Great year and looking forward to 2009!!

BeachRunner said...

Congrats on an amazing year. You are one awesome, hardcore homie, fo SHO!! I really liked watching the montage. Happy New Year, best in 2009!!.

Nat said...

Glad I found you, if a bit late in the year.

I hope you have many many happy miles in 2009 and much laughter and fun while setting and achieving new goals.

Marlene said...

Happy New Year! It's been great getting to 'know' you and sharing in your experiences. Can't wait to see what 2009 holds for you.

Kim said...

Happy New Year!
You had an AWESOME 2008.
2009 is going to be even better!

Thanks for sharing your stories with us.

X-Country2 said...

Seven marathons?! Wow, what a great year! Good luck in 2009.

lindsay said...

truly a great '08. 7 marathons?!? nuts. i don't know how anyone can do more than like 2! love your 'year in photos' too, you sure covered a lot "last" year!

RoadBunner said...

Happy New Year!

When I was watching your video all I could think was, "Wow, that's A LOT of marathons!"

Looks like you and your husband had an awesome year.

Laurel said...

Love the montage!

What an awesome year it's been for you! I can't wait to read what 09 has in store for you!