Good Bye 2016

One of the last runs of 2016

2016 was a good year, but it wasn't a great year. 2016 was the year of readjustments, I spent a good part of the year dealing with a knee issue, a herniated disc and an iron deficiency, Susan dealt with knee and achilles issues. We were an hour slower at the Oregon Coast 50k, Peterson Ridge 40m and Wildwood end to end

Despite all the set backs we still had a pretty eventful year. We crewed our first race at Bandera, we traveled to France to run CCC and experience all that is UTMB. Every race we ran this year we had family who traveled with us and sometimes crewed for us, which made the experiences even more special. 

I learned a lot about recovering from an injury and that taking a break is ok. Susan and I both want to be running trails many years from now, I think this year taught us a lot about what we need to do to accomplish this. 

One thing we didn't do much of in 2016 was self supported runs outside of Forest Park; this is our 2017 running resolution. 


Our 2016 highlights:

Best new gear: UTMB Buff


Bandit runner in the Buff



Best Race and DNF: CCC




Hardest Race: NUT 100k



Best Physical Therapist: Ariel Salzman at Rose City PT

Best Sticker: Girls Gone Wildwood



Best runner to crew for: Gretchen Blanton



Best race medal: Bandera 25k




We're social: Girls Gone Instagram

Previous year recaps:
2015
2014
2013
2012

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