New Years is a time to reflect back on the last year, think about how far you’ve come, and changes you want to see in your New Year. The best part about a new year is that it is as if everyone is given their own fresh start. A whole 365 days, just for you-like a clean slate.
Reflecting back on my own year (running-wise): I have had a great year. every year I get faster, and I hope I am always running like this. (Side note, don’t forget my homegirl Nina Caron who won Baystate this year…she is In Her 50’s and WON a MARATHON. and THATS how it’s done, ladies&gents) #ageaintnothinbutanumber
I took a look at my Runkeeper app to see how many miles I have run this year…even I was a little surprised…
Yes that says 2,770!!!!!!!.
As I write this, it is 5:45 am and I haven’t done today’s run yet. I plan to do a nice 13 mile run(to work off-in advance- the chicken pot pie cupcakes, wine, and champagne I will be drinking, haha). That will bring my year end total to 2,783 miles.
confession 1: if I had gotten the bright idea to look at this in, let’s say, September-I would have made a plan to give me a nice rounded number like 3000. The perfectionist in me would love that.)
confession 2: a
big little part of me wants to run 30 miles today to round it out at 2800. I won’t be doing that though, don’t worry. That ‘ish cray!
After looking at this years totals, I of course, had to peek back at 2012 to see how many miles I did..
I’m really excited about 2014. I decided to set the goal for myself to run the 14 in ’14 because I did 4 races this year and I found myself to INTENSELY love competition. Even I was surprised to discover that little piece of info about me! I am already feeling the itch for my first race Hyannis Marathon on 2/23/14! 💕😍👍👏
Tomorrow is the last day of vacation. I’m sad to see it go, but I know that spring is coming and well, let’s face it, you can’t beat that! During my 12 days off, I have kept my promise to myself of ONLY running outside. I’m bummed that this will mean hopping back on the “dreadmill” (thanks Sheila!!) BUT- the end is in sight! December is the darkest month to get through. The days are now getting longer, how can I not love that?!
Monday was a rest day for me, and yesterday I ran 10 miles. It was a bit cold but I worked up a pretty good sweat that kept me warm. 🙂 my average pace was 8:45. I know 10 is a lot of miles to run back to back with 13, but I’m really trying to squeeze in an many miles as possible before school starts back up on Thursday. 🙂
I hope you all have a safe and happy New Years! Take a minute and reflect back on your own 2013.. Where do you see 2014 taking you??
Run Free, Run Strong!