For the first time I ran for a charity (Pink Drive) at Comrades and collected quite some money for this very important cause of breast cancer awareness and early detection.
I also had my first encounter with an MRI and quite some stressful times where I was forced to have a running break due to injuries. But everything went well, and I am grateful for being able to run and exercise at all.
We might take it as a given, being able to run and exercise, but so much is based on luck, like being healthy or not getting severely injured forcing you to stop exercising.
A few figures from my 2014 year in running:
|Annual distance covered (running)||2,658.8 km / 1,658,8 mi|
|Annual distance covered (cycling)||151.2 km / 94.0 mi|
|Runs with distance of 30 km and more||25|
|Weeks without running due to injuries||4|
|New pairs of shoes bought||3|
|Pairs of shoes given to charity||2|
List of races in 2014:
- Bay 2 Bay (30 km)
- Red Hill Marathon (42.2 km)
- Peninsula Marathon (42.2 km)
- Two Oceans Ultra Marathon (56 km)
- Comrades Ultra Marathon (89.2 km)
- Stuttgart Half Marathon (21.1 km)
- John Korasie (30 km)
- Gun Run Half Marathon, Helpers Run (21.1. km)
- Three Peaks Challenge (50 km Trail)
- Gugulethu Reconciliation Run (10 km)
Overview of my annual distance since 2008
I am looking forward to a promosing 2015 where I hope to complete my 7th Two Oceans, my 5th Comrades (collecting again for Pink Drive), cycle the Cape Argus Cycletour, participate in a two day trail run and a couple of Marathons and shorter distances.