Okay, so for 2013 I am going to have FUN! Not that running isn't always fun, but I had a wonderful breakthrough year last year and I want to play this year :) AND get faster! So, my first goal I'm going to put out there is my yearly mileage goal. It is 2,186 miles from my driveway to my sister (QP's) driveway! I want to spend this year on a virtual trek cross country running those miles. So, that is how far I will run in 2013...from my house to QPs. It will take all year and yes, this is measured on Hwys so it isn't really exactly how I COULD run it, but good enough. 43 miles/week...totally doable, and a fun goal to track how far I've traveled as I go along. Who knows...maybe I'll even run PAST her house :)
I will do more trail runs, Boston, Pacing duties, another Half IM and some other tris. I'm excited for this next year and look forward to having fun with all of you out on the roads, and trails! Maybe bag a few peaks this year too!!
Long-Term Running Goals:
Big Dreams: 5K in 20:2X; 10K in 39:XX; Half in 1:29:XX; Full in 3:15:XX; complete the Rim2Rim2Rim run and not die; Comrades; Iron(wo)Man.
Run for the rest of my life!
4 children: twelve, eight, five and baby Fartlek - 2 1/2. Wonderful supportive husband that lets me drag him and the family all over for race after race!
Finished 13 marathons and LOVE running that distance! I'm definitely hooked to the marathon monster and hope to constantly improve my endurance, speed and stay injury free!
I've also found a love of trail running! I hope to keep improving on this front.
After being injured with a broken foot at the first of 2012 I found a tri group and started training with them and am now loving tris! The half IM was harder than I'd ever imagined...and am ready to do it again. I'll earn my bike butt and someday have enough time to train for a full IM.
I know it's hard for you to be benched, but it will do you good. There certainly are much more important things going on in your body.
From eblackham on Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 16:57:14 from 22.214.171.124
I agree with Kelli, walking is good. If you want Kelli and I to go walking with you let us know! I could actually not have to focus on breathing and contribute to a conversation!
From Nancy on Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 08:59:06 from 126.96.36.199
It is very hard to be benched. I've been benched lots in my life. But it does come to pass and things get better.
From Brent on Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 11:09:41 from 188.8.131.52
Devine Miss M - hang in there, you will be back, jumpy as a cat, ready to strike out on your training, on the sidelines is tough. The darn mental part of being on the bench, hard.
Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out
From LuzyLew on Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 11:43:09 from 184.108.40.206
I hope Saturday was special for you and your family. I thought about you a lot and hoped it was a wonderful time togehter. Sorry to hear you're benched--but it's par for the course right now. You'll be ok, just plan B it (walk, yoga, bicycle). Or hey--just let your body heal and do it's thing. You're young, strong, and tough--you'll bounce right back later. Again--I hope Saturday was a special day for you.
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