Another year nearly over

Well, 2011 is drawing to a close, only a few days left… It is at this time of year we all start thinking of what we have done over the last 12 months, the highs and the lows, as well as what we would like to achieve over the next 12 months.

This year I ran my first ever half marathon… And then went on to run another 3 ! During that time I have knocked 24 minutes off my PB…. I have run several 10k races, again with a new PB and several other shorter races as well.

I have gained a few t-shirts from races, as well as a shot glass, microfibre cloth and a collection of medals 🙂

The highs ?? Well, I think one of them was finishing the Surrey Badger, a wonderful HM and when the chap who finished just in front of me turned round and shook my hand (we had taken it in turns passing each other all through the race) it made me realise how in general runners are a really friendly bunch.

The lows ?? Well, as far as running is concerned there haven’t really been any low points, I suppose my attitude towards running isn’t all out competitive and even if I don’t reach my own target time I have never seen that as a failure, just a “not this time”

Looking ahead next years challenge is Brighton marathon; I have another couple of halves lined up before then but I’m planning on treating them more as part of the training rather than races if that makes sense…..

I don’t know if I will run any other marathons after Brighton, it really does depend on how I recover afterwards….. I would like to…. I have one or two that I have been looking at for the end of 2012 and in to 2013…. but I’m not going to make any real commitments yet… but I am tempted !

I’m going to carry forward my goals from this year to next year…. I want to run a sub 2hr half (I’m only 3 minutes out at the moment) and a sub 50 minute 10k…. That one may prove slightly harder… I need to knock 2:25 off my current best…..

So, hears to a good 2012, may the snow stay away and everyone enjoy their running 🙂

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