2013 did not yield the running results I hoped, but all in all it was a good year of hobby jogging. I ended 2013 strong, and look forward to pursuing some big goals in 2014 that will be sure to challenge me. More on that in another post.
Before blogging in 2014, it felt wrong not to mention a whole year, so here is a quick look at 2013 in photos.
|Bliss - December 2013|
I started 2013 in a bad place. Injured, and not having run since the end of October 2012, I had let myself get in a bad way. I was eating like my old obese self, bummed out, not exercising my sloth self in any way. I ballooned from 155-160# racing July through October, to 190# to start 2013. I felt embarrassed to be a sponsored athlete, and while still not running, was finding it hard to be positive.
But, I just kept digging, and eventually found my way out the bottom :D
After running up Mt Benson 74 times in 2012, I made my first summit in 2013 on April 30, SIX MONTHS since my knee injury. Oi!
|First Summit of 2013 - April 30 with my best hobby jogging buddies|
|CPR Trail - Singletrack Bliss - May 10|
|Previewing the Meet Your Maker 50 Course - May|
|Mt. Cokely with the Hobby Joggas - June|
|Old vs New|
|After two consecutive days of running "Bastion to Benson", a 42k route from sea level to the top of Benson and back.|
I did a lot of "no calorie" training in the Spring/Summer of 2013. Lots of 3-4 hour long runs with no calories. Just an experiment in trying to become efficient at burning fat.
|KKNSTR 30 Mile Race Kit|
|Strathcona Park - July|
|Mt Albert Edward - July|
|Teen Wolf scrambling to the top of Mt Rundle in Banff - August|
|To Summit of Mt Rundle 2,948m ; Wannabe FKT - August|
|Ha Ling - Canmore, AB - August|
|Hitch Hiking to the Skyline Trail - August|
DNF my second ultra at Meet Your Maker. My first DNF was Frosty Mountain in 2011. The season just never shaped up the way I had hoped. C'est la vie.
|PRE - DNF. I blame Giardia from th Rockies, and being a big baby.|
|FKT - Westwood Lake - Benson 1:21:27 - October|
|Thanksgiving AM jog - pre ankle sprain|
|Cokely Summit - Thanksgiving|
|Ankle Oopsie - October|
|2nd Place - Stewart Mountain 10 Miler - December|
|Selfie - December|