I read a lot of your posts in the last few days, several 2011 recaps and 2012 goals//resolutions posts. It's fun to read the recap and see all that we all have done this year in our running lives. Lots of miles there!!!
So 2012...here we are. I used to hate changing year..I don't know why, used to make me sad as in one year closer to the end...I know pretty dark and depressing..this was before I got married and had kids. Now I just see it as a new number. I don't "start over" comes January 1st. I continue what I did good and hopefully the stuff I sucked at I already changed or let go of long before 2011 became 2012.
I don't do resolutions.
Goals...yes but my most important ones are not just for the year.
My #1 goal is to raise kind honest good guys. When December 31, 2012 comes it will still be #1 on my list.
While reading your blogs yesterday, this was my favorite line of all the posts I read"
"Wishing you all the best in your running quests and may we all PR as human beings in 2012"
PR as human beings. I love that. Don't you?
I want to PR as a human being and as a mom.
So who wrote that? Shawn! Check his blog here. He is Canadian like me and he is a hero..I am not kidding he is. Go read here.
For running I do have goals.
Last year my goal was to run a half marathon and not die.
I did both. 5 times.
I wanted to run 1000 miles but I thought I could never reach that. I did and went 228 over.
So for 2012:
- I want to figure out a good way to fuel on LR and half marathons. That is not an easy thing to do for me. I have yet to find something that works and prevents me from collapsing at the end of a half marathon.
- I want to run more than 1228 miles.
- I want to run a 10k under 1 hour. (my PR is 1 hour flat)
- I want to run a half marathon under 2:20. (my PR is 2:24:05)
- I want to stay healthy.
- I want to do better at Long Beach.
In red are the ones I signed up for, in blue the not sure yet
January 15: 13.1 Los Angeles Half Marathon
February 5: Surf City Half Marathon. Final race of the Beach Cities Challenge for me!
March 24: Susan G Komen Race for the cure 5K
April 7: Hollywood Half Marathon
May: Dont know yet....looking for something maybe: Cinco de Mayo 10k /May 6
June 2: Fontana Half Marathon
July 4th: Claremont 4th of July Freedom 5K
July 28th: City of Cypress 10k or San Francisco Half Marathon
August 4th: Pride of the Valley 5K
September: 9-11 Tunnel to Towers 5K
October 7: Long Beach Half Marathon
October ?: Race for Rescues 10K
November 11: Mission Inn 10k
December 12: Holiday Half Marathon
For now that's all I got.
We took the kids to see The festival of lights at the Mission Inn in Riverside. 3.5 millions lights! It is fantastic! Here are some pictures:
They also have an outdoor ice rink!