I started publicly sharing my goals back in 2012 as a way to keep myself accountable, but also so I could look back and see where I was at the time fitness-wise, professionally and personally.
My 2012 and 2013 years were tough professionally and personally, as I was leaving one long-term relationship and moving into another, and transitioning from a tough contract job into a government position. In 2011 I completed my first triathlon and was a running machine, signing up for almost every local race I could afford. But in 2013 my focus shifted, and for some reason I made it my goal to “have abs” in 2013. I’m glad I decided to run my first ultra instead. That’s a much more bad-ass goal.
Happy New Year, lovelies! How many of you started 2015 yesterday with a run or hike? Or maybe you hit the gym with all the other resolutioners? Or perhaps you have family tradition on New Year’s Day, like a walk on the beach? Or maybe you were nursing a hangover from the previous night’s libations…
Despite a late night ringing in the New Year at a friend’s house party and a glass of wine or five, I stuck with my tradition of a run on New Year’s Day. The first time I actually went for a run on my own accord was New Year’s Day 2003 in an attempt to start fresh and do something for myself after a Ross-and-Rachel-style “on a break” break up. It took a few more years until I actually fell in love with running, but since then I’ve always tried to hit the trails or pavement on New Year’s Day. (more…)
Well… I didn’t really meet the 2012 goals I set out in last year’s non-New Year’s resolution post, partly due to work/life factors, and partly because I didn’t follow my own advice of setting small, weekly goals for yourself as you work towards your larger goals.
I didn’t end up competing in any triathlons in 2012 because I was crazy busy organizing the majority of the triathlons I probably would have participated in. I did get back in the pool for a little bit, but was sick of everything triathlon by the end of summer and lost my passion for it slightly. I didn’t do a marathon in 2012 so I didn’t get my sub 4-hour PB, but I did manage a super fast half marathon time, beating my previous best by five minutes. With all things considered, I still had a great 2012 fitness-wise. And I know 2013 is going to be even better. (more…)