Happy New Year! YAY...we made it to 2013!
With that, I reflect on my running in 2012 (briefly). I set a goal to run 700 miles...I ran 720! By the way, when I set that, I had no idea nor even a positive thought that I would get there! Run at least one half marathon...I ran 4! Run a sub 30 5K...29:42! FABULOUS! I couldn't have asked for more. Really, I couldn't!
Now 2013 is here and I try to think of ways to top the year I just had. I put a lot of thought into this and here is what I came up with. 1. Run 1000 miles. That is 280 miles more than this year. Holy cow! But I think I could do it with the right mix of determination and support. 2. Run a marathon. Although I have run two 17 mile training runs, they were anything but easy. Although I question if there is any way I can make it, in the back of my head I hear "it's now or never". So now it is! 3. Run a sub 29 5K. This, believe it or not, is the scariest of the 3 for me. My 29:42 pushed me to my breaking point. I am not fast (remember the title of the blog...notsofastmomma?). But if you don't continue to push yourself, you'll get nowhere. I want to get somewhere. That somewhere is sub 29.
I'm very excited and apprehensive about these goals. It's all good. I'll keep you posted! By the way, I ran a mile today (I know JUST a mile?) but nonetheless, I am down to 999 to go! Yippee!