It was quiet and peaceful and all I could hear was my breathing, my shoes hitting the pavement and the wind rustling through the trees.
Snow flakes sting when they fly into your eyes, and make you gag when you inhale them. Who would have thought?
It was a time for reflection and for thinking about what I wanted in 2013. 2012 was the year I made significant gains in the 26.2, and also overcame injuries (like always).
This first week of the new year has given me hope that I'm moving beyond the ITB issue and the ankle pain which I've had since September. It seems as if 2013 magically made these ailments disappear over night. (Or all the strength training I've been doing has begun to show results)
If I can continue to remain injury free, my time goals for 2013 will be:
5k Sub 21:30
Half Marathon Sub 1:39
Marathon BQ-5 Sub 3:30
50k to celebrate 31 years old!
But above all else, while I want to continue to improve for as long as my body allows, I mainly want to continue to enjoy running injury free, PR or not.