Sunday, 3 January 2016

Running By The Numbers

3 headbands specifically the lululemon fringe fighter in mesh.

6 pairs of headphones - 3 pairs of apple earbuds, 1 pair of beats by dre, 1 pair of bose and 0 that I am happy with.

4 rolls of kt tape.  Although I seemed to have healed enough that I haven't used it much since the SeaWheeze in August!!!

3 pairs of runners - 1 pair of new balances that caused my severe it band pain, 2 pairs of altra intuitions.  I will never ever run in anything else.  Worth every single penny. 

2 different running watches.  1 Garmin Forerunner 10 and 1 Garmin Forerunner 220.  I love the 220 and highly recommend it. 

1 15km race.  The Eye Ball The Wall here in Calgary was a great race - can't wait to do it in 2016.  It was also the race where I realized I could run fast.

4 half marathons - Rock N Roll Half in San Francisco, Lululemon SeaWheeze in Vancouver, Calgary Marathon + Harvest Half.

2 personal bests - 2:29 at the SeaWheeze and 2:21 at the Harvest Half.

1 state - California!! 

2 provinces - British Columbia + Alberta

1000's of songs listened to - lots of Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Icona Pop + Motley Crue to name a few.

2 massages - why I never though to do this earlier I have no idea.  They saved me.  

9 physiotherapy appointments - while it is never great to have any running injuries, it helps when you have a fabulous physiotherapist helping you get better.  If you live in Calgary and need a good one - check out Sherry at the Calgary Running Injury Clinic at Glenmore Landing.

1 it band strap - this also saved me from chronic it band pain while running. I think I might be able to slowly get rid of it in 2016 but it was probably some of the best $22 I have ever spend.

2 toe nails lost - both were running related but 1 was made worse when I dropped a heavy box of furniture on my feet. 

100 litres of electrolytes - before + after training runs and races.  I am guessing on the number as I never kept track of that haha.  If you are running and not drinking electrolytes before and/or after, then start.  You will notice a difference almost immediately.  Best thing I ever did!!

90 days I ran on.  Includes 3 Mondays, 25 Tuesdays, 5 Wednesdays, 7 Thursdays, 19 Fridays, 4 Saturdays, and 27 Sundays.

643.74km run.  I am ok with this number considering I was limited the first few months with my it band injury and the harvest half that I ran in October took a lot out of me both mentally and physically and it took me longer to recover from that race then any other race I have run.  Next year I hope to at least double this as long as I stay healthy.

xo becky

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