As the miles have piled on this year and life has been very busy, it appears I have neglected to updated all my loyal followers on the life of Bribritherunguy. Looking back, I can’t believe my last update was 6 months ago. I know you have missed me.
For the most part the year in running is complete. There might be a Turkey run or a Santa run left in these legs but the longer runs are complete for 2015. I am signed up for the Philadelphia marathon this coming weekend but decided to drop out to let the legs rest and I just wasn’t in the mood for another trip this time of year.
This year consisted of 3 marathons, 7 half marathons, 2 10k’s and 7 5k’s for the year. New PR’s were achieved in the half marathon and full marathon. I think I have reached my best on 5k’s and 10k’s. This runner is not getting any younger.
I ran in Central Park this summer. Runners paradise.
One of my goals is to qualify for Boston and I almost got there with the Kansas City Marathon in October. If any of you have run KC you know that there are lots of hills so that is no easy task. I was just shy of it by 49 seconds with a time of 3:25:49. It was an amazing day and I know I can get there now with some hard work and training. It will happen in 2016….It’s out there now…I am committed to doing it now.
The year finished off with the Gobbler Grind in Kansas City.
Another one of my goals in 2015 was to expand my coaching for runners and I was lucky enough to become the Team JDRF coach for the Walt Disney Marathon in January 2016. It’s been a lot of fun meeting 35-40 runners and helping them with their training the past few months. I can’t wait to meet them all in January and watch them achieve their goals.
Another huge event in October was the 3rd Annual Panera Bread Diabetes Dash For Life 5K which I am the race director. We had a record year with the number of runners, over 700, and with money raised which was about $35,000. All towards a cure for type 1 diabetes.
It’s been a great year in running and to top it all off the Kansas City Royals became the World Series Champions this year which was just the icing on the cake. Let’s go Royals! It was a blast attending my very first World Series game with my daughter for Game 1 in KC. It was a great moment I will always remember.
How was your 2015? Did you achieve your goals?