2009 in Photos

I know it’s a couple weeks early for this kind of post, but I’m going on hiatus from the blog until Jan. 1. In keeping with my tradition to review my year in running by way of pictures, here’s how 2009 went down.

January: PF Chang Rock n Roll Marathon: Saltless

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February: Too sick to race You don’t seriously want a photo of me sick, do you?

March: My addiction to training resumes. Focus on a 1:40 half-marathon. I also set a bunch of belated resolutions that included the acquisition of red boots.

Oh yes, they will be mine.

Oh yes, they will be mine.

April: Placing in a local shmocal 5k after nearly losing my kid

Groton Road Race 5k (2nd in AG)

Groton Road Race 5k (2nd in AG)

May: Placing in a local shmocal 5k and setting a new PR 4478_85758024066_664199066_1879271_2929565_n

June: Achieving my 1:40 at Covered Bridges Half-Marathon 4538_90084199066_664199066_1946242_7290195_n

July: Placing in a local shmocal miler

Harrisburg Mile (3rd in AG): Yes, It's a Bobble Head Trophy and I Love Her

Harrisburg Mile (3rd in AG): Yes, It's a Bobble Head Trophy and I Love Her

August: There’s No Place Like Oz: Running away from home

Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory, AU

Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory, AU

September: I Get Coachy

Me and Tom, master of barefoot running, who invited me on board with the super cool Merrimack Valley Striders.

Me and Tom, the minister of barefoot running who invited me on board with the super cool Merrimack Valley Striders.

October: Baystate Marathon: Hypothermia

The only photographic evidence that I ran it. Everything seemed in order the day prior.

The only photographic evidence that I ran it. Everything seemed in order the day prior.

November: Lady in red: Placing in a half-mary and otherwise colored red

A Shockingly Well Run Half-Mary 3 Weeks after Baystate.

A Shockingly Well Run Half-Mary 3 Weeks after Baystate.

2nd in AG (bestowed by K. Switzer) at the Maine Coast Half-Marathon.

2nd in AG (bestowed by K. Switzer) at the Maine Coast Half-Marathon.

I'll Fly Away.

I'll fly away

December: 2010 goals: My first 50k

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To sum it up in one sentence, it was a year that showed a lot of potential and progress, yet ended with an ellipsis in my running, which I suppose is ideal. A girl with a runner’s tattoo wouldn’t exactly want to reach the end of her goal list. I am hopeful (as one would have to be when signing up to run 31 miles).

Blogland is fickle, but it would be great if  you’d return to read me in the new year.

All my best for the holidays and a great start to running in 2010 ….

Kristina

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19 responses

  1. Blogland may be fickle but I’m not. I will keep reading as long as you care to keep writing.

    Nice pictures, and I didn’t even know that I wanted a running bobble head doll until I saw yours. I still don’t want a tattoo, however.

    Enjoy the time off and the holidays and I hope to run into you and Brian at some race this year.

  2. I was thinking I’d see a photo of a winged tatoo’d foot sliding into a red boot!! Perhaps in “2010 in Photos”! Enjoy your break – we’ll be here when you return…

  3. Such great accomplishments AND challenges. That’s what makes a good year great though, right? If you’d accomplished everything you’d set out for, maybe the goals weren’t tough enough. I’m sure 2010 will be an amazing year with wonderful miles, great races and new accomplishments!

  4. Awesome year! You grabbed a few of your goals – be proud! And I finished four races this year with 1st or 2nd AG wins and I DID NOT get a bobblehead trophy! SOOO jealous! That makes up for everything!
    Can’t wait to keep reading in 2010! Have a good holiday break! :)

  5. I’ve enjoyed reading you through the year and look forward to 2010, esp when you tackle the 31 miler, I’m still working up my courage for that. Happy Holidays!!

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