Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Miss Zippy Year End Wrap Up

I want to do a longer and more reflective post the end of next week, but when a fellow blogger gives you such a cake assignment, you might as well knock out a quick post from it.  So as requested here:

  • Best race experience?  Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis in Columbia, MO (12/3) - Had a great time with friends.  Can't say enough about how fun the day was.  Pewaukee, WI Sprint Tri is a close second just because it is what started all of this craziness.  But the actual race was not fun as I was suffering.
  • Best run? Still put most of my runs in the "sucky" category because I still struggle to reduce the amount of walking. 
  • Best new piece of gear?  Everything is new to me right now and most of it I really like.  Invested in some Zoot tri shorts and tri top that saved the chafing during the Show Me Games tri - pricey, but worth it.  LOVE the capris my sis got me - wear the crap out of them.   Some Speedo goggles that actually don't leak are pretty awesome and one of the least expensive things I've bought.
  • Best piece of running advice you received? I've read up a lot, but I haven't really gotten specific advice to me.  I meant to schedule a time to go to one of the Starting Block's clinics, but never got it done.
  • Most inspirational runner?  Everyone who used to be fat and now rocks crazy PRs for marathons and Ironman races.
  • If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be? Life changing.


  1. I love the summary statement! How really awesome is that? And I think capri's are the number one item for runners--so versatile!

    Thanks for playing along.

  2. THis was a great year end review, congrats

  3. Great year. I am sure 2012 will be even more amazing!