With the start of the new year, before I look forward, time to quickly look backward.
My Goals for 2012 included:
1. stay healthy (injury free)
2. Run 2 or 3 marathons
3. Run sub 3:30 Marathon
4. swim once a week
5. eat more pancakes
When I wrote ‘healthy’, I think I meant something more specific, like ‘injury’ free. And I am extremely pleased to state that in 2012 I remained injury free. No major adjustments to the training schedule required. And 2012 is the first year in two maybe three years I wasn’t forced to take off weeks or months to recovery from an injury. Fingers crossed that 2013 continues as injury free.
I did run and complete three marathons:
- Tacoma City (3:53)
- Light at the End of the Tunnel (3:30)
- Victoria, BC (3:52)
Although I failed to run a ‘sub’ 3:30, I’m still very pleased to drop 7 minutes off the PR with that time. And let’s just forget about the “Wall” issue in Victoria…
Swimming, that was my stretch goal and I missed it by a long shot. Think I swam about 7 times, so just 46 short.
And lastly, the pancakes- what is there not to love? I definitely ate more pancakes and enjoyed each and every single one.
2012 Running totals:
- Total miles = 1190 (most miles ever)
- Peak month = April 137 (2nd most ever behind 143 in 2011)
- Stay Healthy
- Run 3 or 4 marathons (Tacoma, Light at end of the Tunnel, ?, ?)
- Sub 3:25-MyBQ !!!
- Drop 5lbs to 175
- Stretch more
- Continue to eat more pancakes
And a very Happy (and Healthy) New Year to you!