It's New Year's Eve and I enjoy reading everyone's recap of their years, so here's mine.
The best part of my year arrived on November 14th! I never thought I would be a dad of twins!
I'm pleased with my summer. I was consistently around 30 or more miles/week. I had several weeks over 40 miles with a high for the year at 48.5. Biggest month was August with 178.5 miles = 40.8 mile/wk.
I'm pleased with the start of the winter. I'm finding that I need to get out in the morning before school in order to keep a zero out of the log for the day. Being a dad has actually helped with this.
I had fun racing trails at Belleville, Run with the Beavers, and the Pisgah 50k. I also ran my first xc race since college at the KSC Alumni meet which was a blast.
Once again, I struggled keeping consistent mileage during cross country and track seasons. I also lost some training due to an injured achilles because of minimal drop shoes.
Goals for 2014:
Keep blogging every week. I've found that I stop blogging once my mileage slips to save face, but if I can keep it going I will get more mileage. Don't let coaching disrupt my own training!
I ran 900 miles in 2013 with essentially 6 months of being a jogger instead of a runner. If I stay consistent I should be able to double my yearly miles.
Stay healthy! To do this I will have to keep running, stretching, strength training, and resting. I also have to be smart about keeping my Crohn's and accompanying arthritis at bay - even if this means taking maintenance medicine (which I hate doing).
Enjoy being a dad!