Rather than lots of words, I'll let the reader look at the numbers and make up their own words:
That was my 2012 in running. Quick notes:
I ran 4 races with my daughter between 1K and 5K. Fantastic. I love running with her.
August: I ran a 50K race and DNF'd at 27 miles. Super-dehydrated, sore all over and my legs/feet were cramping everywhere. I couldn't bring myself to run another hilly 5 miles just to say I did.
October: I ran my first road marathon (Portland, OR) in 11 years and managed to PR by 90 seconds (3:25). I was on track for about 4 minutes better than that but cramped up with 2 miles to go and had to stop to stretch.
November: I stopped running on Nov 10th until Dec 25th to give my hamstrings / butt a break and see if that's what my lingering leg pain needed. Nope! The pain came right back after two runs.
December: I ran the annual Horsehead Bay 7.3K Xmas-day race and finally won my age group.
Numbers will be lower next year no doubt.