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2012 Year In Review

Bodymarked and Ready to Go!

2012 was the year of firsts and lots of early morning bootcamp workouts. I set a challenge to see if I could train and complete a half marathon, a sprint triathlon and a marathon in one year. The answer would be ‘yes’. Everything I accomplished this year was worth every early wake up, every ache and every doubt that flitted across my mind. I’ve completed events that up until fairly recently I could not picture myself completing. This sweet feeling of accomplishment is one I want to remember and hold on to as I embark on new challenges in 2013.  Lets have a look at what can be accomplished when you are not afraid to dream big and work hard.

2012 Broad Street Run. First big run after recovering from a broken ankle. I managed a PR for both the 6 mile and 10 mile portion of this race. What a sweet, sweet comeback run. It was just the beginning of an extraordinary year of sweet things.

Broad Street Bling

2012 Oddyssey Half Marathon. My first half marathon and I was so happy to rock this race with my Team Philly peeps.  Hot and humid run as evidenced by the funky hairstyle I’m sporting.

Pure Running Bliss

2012 SheROX Sprint Triathlon. My first triathlon.  I was freaking scared to death before the start of the event, at one point crying  in a port-a-potty 10 minutes before the race commenced. I was convinced I was going to drown or worse be disqualified at some point during the race.  This event was a remarkable triumph over my own abject fears and I know this is just the beginning of my journey towards 140.6.

Philadelphia SheROX Triathlon

2012 Philadelphia Marathon.  After a year of dreaming and a year of training, I can now call myself a Marathoner. Words cannot adequately express the bone deep pride of accomplishment that washes over me when I recall completing this Marathon. Also, I’ll never forget how freaking sore I was the next day.

Officially a Marathoner #redefinepossible

Redefine Possible. What awesome marathon bling!

Marathon Bling

Two weeks later I find myself being chased by Zombies around downtown Annapolis.  I survived and set a new Half Marathon PR for the 2012 TCS Annapolis Half marathon.

2012 TCS Annapolis Half Marathon

With the completion of this half marathon, my yearly total comes to four half marathons, one sprint triathlon, and one marathon.

What is in store for 2013?


While I was busy conquering the running world, the rest of the world tumbled on. Most notably, in July SCOTUS declared Obamacare to be Obamatax; Hurricane Sandy re-arranged the NYC and the Jersey Shore; 4 more Americans were killed on 9/11 while Obama, Hilary and Susan blamed an obscure video; and finally in November, elections happen, even to the best of us.

Best moment of 2012 caught on video. The crown jewel of London, Boris Johnson, dangling in the wind at the start of the 2012 London Olympic Games:

Most awesome moment of 2012 caught on video: Felix Baumgartner’s space jump! No hangups here.


Twitchy Team presents the Top 20 Deleted Tweets of 2012.  For those who prefer to hide from sunlight – Twitchy is forever.

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One response to “2012 Year In Review

  1. Jack Rackim

    Tania, happy new year.
    Thank you for this wonderful blog.
    I’ve enjoyed reading about your training and races over the past year. Even though I haven’t participated in any races, you are quite an inspiration for me for this coming year. Living south of Philadelphia I live near and have been to the places you visit. i enjoy seeing your pictures. Best wishes to you for a happy healthy new year.

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