I can't believe it is almost 2013? Where has this year gone? I have to say, this one one hell of a year! The beginning of the year was a rough year for me! I don't know if it is even possible to recap it?
I started the year out with a running injury..Damn IT Band, and was not running until end of April. That was 4 months of no running, and to make things better, I wasn't doing much else in the sense of cardio. My work life stressed me out beyond belief, and if you know me, you know what happened there. (or would like to hear more about that, feel free to send me an email. ) I managed to pack on almost 20 pounds with the stress! Once I started at my new school, things defiantly got better, well until Sandy hit New York and the New York City Marathon was cancelled. That was a really hard, and what was even harder, going straight into Goofy training. I thought I would have a nice recovery period where I would get to sleep in, nope, that didn't happen. I burnt out, and I burnt out quickly. You can see all that here.
I am not going to go into much details of what happened this year, I am going to leave that for another post. I did want to go back and look at my running goals from last year. You can find that post here.
As I read them, I am not sure how attainable they were. I am not sure how often I even looked at them.
I would love to be 123 pounds...which isn't too far off :) Finally!! When I wrote this, I was maybe 7 pounds away, which I could have done, if I chose to watch what I ate. Instead, stress and emotions got the best of me!
I want to run a 5k in 28 minutes What was I thinking when I made this goal? I wonder if this was achievable if I wasn't out of commission for 4 months?
I want to run a Half Marathon in 2:17. This was a far off goal, and I knew that going into it. My real goal was a 2:28, because I will never forget what my now X, and X, for many a reason said. "I ran my first half, without training, faster than my girlfriend". I did, I did accomplish that. You can read all about that amazing race here!
I want to run a Full in 4:30 (I will happily settle for a 5 hours marathon though) Again, what far off planet was I on when I made these goals? My 2013 goal is 5 hours or NYC :)