So you survived all of the blogger wish lists and gift guides. Don't worry, MommiesRun totally took part in that fun here, here, and well here too. There might have been a few more of those posts if you got to digging. #sorryimnotsorry (maybe I'll quit the #hashtag shenanigans in 2014) (actually I doubt that)
Now it's time for the 2013 year in review posts! Miss Zippy has provided all of us a great list of questions to review how our year of running has gone. While my year did not quite go as planned, a lot of memorable things did occur. Because there is not really a question that lets me highlight this, I want to say that the best part of running in 2013 was the running family that I became a part of. I became friends with the most amazing people and I feel like I truly became a part of the Memphis running community. Our community is so large and I'm so grateful to be a part of it.
Best race experience? I was fortunate to run a lot of races this year and I even PR'd in quite a few of them. Honestly, my best race experience was the race that I ran to help a friend reach a goal. You can read more about it here. Running is typically such a solo sport, so it's a beautiful thing to run a race for someone else.
Best run? I didn't have to think too much about this one. Your surroundings and the people you are with can have such an impact on a run, so it's no surprise my best run was with Debi at Shelby Forest. This 10 mile race is on a course affectionately known as "The Beast" due to the hills, but it is so amazingly beautiful that you can't help but fall in love with the area.