Before I get to my goals, can I just say that I cannot believe that it's the beginning of the new year already. Where did the time go?? So many wonderful things happened last year from selling our house, buying a new house, my oldest starting Kindergarten, and finishing IMAZ!!! It was definitely a crazy, BUSY, adventurous year!
This new year is going to be a little different for me. Usually, I pick an "A" race, figure out a training plan, and do races throughout the year that won't interfere with the "A" race too much. This year however, I'm not going to really have an "A" race. Plus, last year it was pretty much ALL about my training, and my husband didn't get to do some of the things he wanted. So, not having a big "A" race will allow my husband to do some of the things he's wanted to do. Yay! SO...my goal for this year is to HAVE FUN doing the things that I may not have been able to do in the past.
Here are some of the things I'd like to do this year:
Trail Running: I LOVE trail running. But, in the past, I could never really do it for fear of getting injured and blowing my racing season. This year, I want to do a lot of trail running and attempt a 50k, maybe even a 50M (YIKES!!!). Here's what that may look like:
* May 5th - Greenland 25k [HERE] (This is to get "my feet wet" in the whole trail running experience)
* June 2nd- Golden Gate Dirty Thirty 50k [HERE]
* June 15th- Fibark Trail Run [HERE] (My husband and I did this last year and we'd like to make it a yearly tradition)
* Sept. 30th - The Bear Chase 50k OR 50M [HERE] - This is still up in the air and will just depend on how the summer goes.
One of my Christmas presents were these awesome shoes:
The New Balance Minimus Trail Runners. They are light and super comfortable, and I can't wait to take them out on the trails!
Camping/Hiking: With selling our house, buying a new house, and IMAZ training, we didn't get to do a lot of camping last year. So, this year, we really want to go camping/hiking as much as we can! Not having a big "A" race will let us do this whenever the mood strikes us! :)
Spending lots and lots of time with my three guys! With IMAZ training, I missed out on a lot of family time with my husband and boys. Don't get me wrong, I am sooo glad that I did IMAZ because it was an amazing experience. But, they sacrificed a lot in order for me to do that race. So, this year I am going to focus on them and support them in what THEY want to do, and the thought of that makes me very, very happy! :)
I hope you all had a wonderful New Years! I have no doubt that 2012 is going to be an amazing year for all of you!