My 2018 Top Nine

Dear 2018, It's been fun! Here's a little rundown of my "Top Nine" before this year officially closes:
  1. Grandma's Marathon in June, 3:32:17. Check that one off the race bucket list! 
  2. Completed 25 product reviews, 1 race ran with the BibRave Pro team
  3. Many, many adventures with my three wild, wonderful boys (& the dog)
  4. Year #2 with BibRave is now complete
  5. Grand Forks Half Marathon + coffee with my best friend in September
  6. Injured in August. Hip flexor strain that took 4 months to completely heal. 
  7. Met up with awesome homeschool-boymom-sub-3-marathoner, Danielle
  8. Celebrated 6 years of marriage in May with this handsome man. I thank God for him and pray that we have many more years together <3
  9. Many frozen miles ran for that spring marathon, and then I missed the entire tail-end of summer and all of fall running and racing!
What is a highlight from your 2018?

My Weekly Wrap

Easing back into running after a severe hip flexor strain in mid-August.

SUN: At my parents' farm for Christmas. Strength: Kratos hip strength routine from (more on this later!).

MON: 4.08 mi, 34:02 @ 8:20/mi in the snow. Strength: Atlas core strength.


WED: (Treadmill) 4.08 mi, 36:08 @ 8:56/mi. Strength: Poseidon full body strength.

THURS: (Treadmill) 6.21 mi, 55:25 @ 8:56/mi. Strength: Bia hip strength.

FRI: Off

SAT: (Treadmill) 4.0 mi, 35:06 @ 8:46/mi

18.3 total miles

Let's Connect!

Linking up with Holly and Wendy's Weekly Wrap Up.


  1. You've had a great year, in spite of having to slow down for that hamstring strain! I mean who does a marathon after giving birth? It's been fun following you this year--looking forward to see what's in store for 2019. Happy New Year!

  2. I too dealt with an injury this year - but that honestly ended up being my highlight because it gave me such gratitude, perspective, and strength for this coming year! Happy New Year!

  3. That's a well-rounded top 9! I need to go back and read about the start of your hip flexor woes. I fear I may be dealing with that now. Here's to a healthy new year.

  4. Congrats on a great year! I'm hoping to do more Bibrave races in 2019!

  5. You've had a very full and amazing year. I'm glad you are now on the other side of that injury. I predict 2019 will be a wonderful year for you and your family. Thanks for linking with us this year!


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