I have a vision for 2013. And, at some point, I am going to put it into words. But for now I want to talk about running. Before 2013 began, I looked back at my old 2012 goal post and 2011 goal post. And I saw MANY running goals. Many races to be run. A couple PRs to get along the way. And, for the most part I hit most of the goals.
But, this year you will not see a long list of races to be run and PR goals from me.
This year, I only have one goal.
To get back to running, fully injury free. To enjoy the run. And to be thankful for each mile I can run.
Ok, so maybe that is more than one goal, but that is what I hope for this year.
And, I think, I may get there. I am FINALLY at a point where I can run up to 4 miles with no IT band pain. These runs are slower than they used to be, but I will take any mile that is pain free. I am truly so happy when I finish a run and my IT band is not even sore. It makes me hope that I may actually get back to running more and more. After all, this time of year is my FAVORITE time to run outside.
And, as of right now, I only have one race on my calendar . . .
ZOOMA Annapolis!!! I have done this race twice before and I decided that this year I want to make this my "comeback" race. I love Zooma and think this is the perfect race to celebrate beging able to take on distance again. I am not planning on running ANY other races before Zooma. And the only other thing I have in "my sights" is a sprint triathalon in the Fall.
So, that is it for me for running this year . . . .
Maybe 2014 will be the year for marathon #3!