Monday, January 11, 2010

2009: The Year in Pictures

Laid low with the flu on the last weekend of January, thereby blowing my chances at one race a month in 2009. At least I had kitty love. (January)

Winter training: so beautiful, yet so cruel. (February)

Training in the spring can be hazardous to one's new shoes. (March)

On my way to a then-PR of 1:47:02 at the Martian Half Marathon in Dearborn. (April)

During the Cleveland Marathon, the race at which I qualified for Boston. (May)

With my relay teammates at the finish of the Green Mountain Relay in Vermont. It was my first relay, and I had such a great time I am returning for another year. (June)Before the start of the Lyn Yarows Memorial 5K, my first cross-country race since my senior season in high school in 1991. (July)

At the 2800-foot summit of Black Mountain in Los Altos Hills, California, during my awesome vacation. It was the 16-mile trail run of torture, but every moment before, during and after was worth it. (August)

During the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Run. This was the event for which I was selected to be a Fitness Ambassador. (September)

Co-haring my first hash. Covered in flour and mud and totally happy. Hashing changed everything for me. (October)

The New York City Marathon. Enough said. (November)

At the start of the Run Like the Dickens 5K in 15-degree weather. (December)


MCM Mama said...

Awesome pictures! What a great running year!

Maggs said...

Great pictures of a great year. Hope 2010 is the same for you.

Anonymous said...

Wow, last year seemed really awesome judging from the pictures. Hope 2010 is just as wonderful. Run safe.

C said...

What a great year! Also, everything is made better with a little kitty love. Here's to a kick-ass 2010.

Anonymous said...

All great pictures! I have to ask, what brand headbands do you wear? Are they bondi bands?

Carolina John said...

you've had a great year baby. rock on.

Jen Feeny said...

Great pics, thanks for sharing!

Also I feel your pain... totally have the flu myself and want to die. Ugh.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love you Year in pictures! That was great!

Nitmos said...

You had a great year. Looking to make 2010 even better?!!

Robert said...

Cool photos. I like the one from Vermont. :-) That was a good weekend.

Sun Runner said...

@D10: yes, those are Bondi Bands. I have about 30 of them. :) Nothing else keeps the 'fro in check!