Today was the last run of 09, uneventful treadmill run, nothing special. What is special is the year at a glace, the fact that I did run today, that I ran all year. I faced 2 injuries during the year and countless hours at PT and the dreaded G trainer. One marathon slipped out of reach and the other was more than I could have imagined it would have been. There was a triathlon; I still thank God I didn’t drown. 2 10-mile races that were both adventures one due to weather and the other a late start, a 3 race challenge in Bermuda, countless road miles with friends and great laughs. 5k’s, Falmouth, and a 4 miler were also sprinkled in there throughout the year. I’ve learned that I’m nothing if not determined, why else would I still be out there. A new year of running means a new year of goals, new races, PR’s, more laughs; there is also the fear of failure, new injuries, and old injuries. I hope I can achieve a balance between the extremes and continue to grow as a runner. Looking forward to the Half Marathon Challenge with Jenn! A 3rd marathon, Chicago?? Throw some more 13.1’s, 10k’s, 5k’s, mix in the never ending hours of morning runs and sprinkle that with track workouts and we have a great year planned. Happy running and a Happy New Year to all!
Miles trained today: 3
Days till the Manhattan Half: 24