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.
Unfortunately, sometimes there is more to life than getting a morning run in. Today was one of those days. I am not a runner...I am a person who runs. Today the person had to come first and the running will have to wait until tomorrow.
Night Sleep Time: 0.00
Nap Time: 0.00
Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From Bonnie on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 17:23:50 from 220.127.116.11
Hope all is well there RAD. I like your attitude ...
From RAD on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 17:26:15 from 18.104.22.168
yeah, all is good. Just busy. We are getting carpet today, so had to paint before carpet and I was up until 2AM finishing that. With everything yesterday (so no help from hubby) and having to take care of everyone with a torn up house and working and painting...well, running just had to take a back seat.
From Bonnie on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 17:32:04 from 22.214.171.124
Yikes ... what a wonder-woman you are!
From Bec on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 19:56:43 from 126.96.36.199
I like your attitude today Rachel. I admire you that you became a human. PC is this week, you won't be running short on miles. There is no reason to stress about running.
I hope everything is going ok at your house. Call or let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I can make more cookies if you would like.
From Kelli on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 20:48:45 from 188.8.131.52
I love that! Sometimes I feel defined by my running and it is so hard to let go!
How is the hubby doing today?
From allie on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 21:39:43 from 184.108.40.206
no worries. i've tested this before, and your running shoes will still work tomorrow. the roads will still be there, too. :)
good luck with the home projects, kids and husband. hope his recovery is going well.
From Carina on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 21:49:01 from 220.127.116.11
Rachel, I love it!! I needed that reminder today :) Hope everything is going good post surgery.
From Chad Robinson on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 21:50:35 from 18.104.22.168
I missed you this morning but you definately had your priorities straight. Thanks for the invite.
From Brent on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 23:14:56 from 22.214.171.124
Devine, how is hubby doing? Good week for a taper, good luck, your ready.
Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out
From RAD on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 00:01:27 from 126.96.36.199
Bonnie, more like just hangin' on as life spirals out of control, but it's all good!
Becca, I will NEVER deny more cookies. Never :)
Kelli, he is good, didn't throw back a lortab until 5PM. Just a lot of sitting and me making sure he has what he needs. I hear ya on the running, but I was so exhausted I knew it would be a bad idea if I tried to make it this morning.
Allie, if they don't work I'll just have to grab my crocs and hit the grass :)
Carina, all is well. Thanks! Sometimes we just need to put US on the back burner.
Chad, I'm going to do my best to make it on Thursday. I hope to see you!
Brent, better than expected, but still hurting. You're right, I was using this weekend's race as a good excuse to sleep!
From Chad Robinson on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 00:17:08 from 188.8.131.52
I will be out of town this Thursday but I think I will be able to make Thursdays a regular thing.
From Lily on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 00:28:36 from 184.108.40.206
true dat girl. Just take it easy. Taking a day or two off is the best :)
From bye-wing on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 01:03:38 from 220.127.116.11
I like that, "I am not a runner...I am a person who runs".
Hope your husband is on the mend soon.
By the way, where did you find that lovely pix?
From Merri on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 11:11:33 from 18.104.22.168
From Burt on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 14:39:42 from 22.214.171.124
I'd like to bear my testimony.
From RAD on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 17:44:18 from 126.96.36.199
Chad, it will be great to see you there!
Lily, sometimes we just need it!
Bye-wing, Oh, I have my stash of pictures :) Always remember...it could be worse. But, I know if I tried to embarrass either you or QP you both could do a lot worse. I was after all, always the ugly sister.
Merri, can you hear me now?
Carolyn, cape stayed in the closet today :)
Burt, always so sentimental!
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