Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sylamore Trail

The trail called and I answered.

I didn't do the planned 18 miles.  Only made it 8 miles.  My heart just wasn't in it.

I came home and took Smokey out for another mile for a total of 2 runs.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snow run

Pretty, fun snow run on Tuesday,

Sick on Wednesday

Stayed home from work Thursday

I don't think marathon training is suppose to be this way

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 in Review

2012 race calendar
January       15th –    Chevron Houston Marathon  (PRed 5:26.54)
February      18th      Sylamore 50K   (Finished DFL)
March          4th       Little Rock Marathon   (Met goal of 5:30 actual time 5:30.06)
March                     Big Rock Mystery Run  (Super fun!  great race)
April           21st       Ouachita Trail 50K   (run or volunteer) (Ran, did okay, not spectacular)
May           12th      Mount Magazine Fun Run 18 miles  (HARD, but done, breathing problems)
June                      CatSmacker   (Horse mishap killed summer of running)
July                       Full mOOn 50K  (Volunteered)
Aug           11th      El Vaquero Loco 50K   (Horse injury prevented race)
Sep                      Bartlett Park Ultras   (8:39.50, - okay after summer not running)
Oct                      AT100 (Aid Station and/or pace) (cold wet year, LOVE the aid station)
Oct                      Styx & Stones 30K or Cossatot River Trail Half Marathon  (got lost DNF)
Nov                      Bona Dea 50K  (SLOW but done 7:46)
Dec                      LoVit Trail Marathon  (YES!  On the 4th attempt finally finished the full 8:25.19)
2012 miles?  dare I?  that is 38.69 miles per week average.  Can I do it?
Finish the 50 miler in Tulsa:
Midnight Madness 50 Mile
Tulsa, OK
July 6, 2012

Lose 20 more lbs and 12 oz (thanks Andi)

Cross train once a week
Yoga once a week
Finish LoVit Trail Marathon Dec 2012  (finished the half 3 times)
Train for Athens Big Fork as a key race. Jan 2013
Play with Maggie once a week
garden once a week
Notice small acts of kindness

2012 goals met = A BIG FAT NO!  what a year of ick, still fat, still slow, stick icky, still not cross training, still no yoga, still not managing time well.
I did finish LoVit Trail Marathon.
I have participated in every AURA UTS Series race to date.

Only 1340.20 miles this year.  With an injury I don't consider this putzing a goal, it is what it is.

2013 Goals and Races

2013 Races

- Jan - Athens Big Fork - just finish the fun run, if a miracle happens and I make the cut off will go for the marathon
- Feb - co RD for White Rock 50K
           Sylamore 50K
-March- Little Rock Marathon
              Big Rock Mystery Run
- April - Ouachita 50
- May -  Mount Magazine Fun Run
- June - Cat Smacker
- July - Mid-Night Madness 50 Miler
            Full mOOn 50K (run or volunteer)
- Aug - El Vaquero Loco 50K
- Sep - Air Force Marathon - Ohio
- Oct - AT100 Pumpkin Patch Aid Station
           Styx N Stones 30K
- Nov - Bona Dea 50K
- Dec - LoVit Trail Marathon


Be sensible with diet and cross-training
Give this bike thing a try
Get Team RWB chapter going in AR
Balance life more with Smokey (horse) and family
Go through Financial Peace University
 Be present and mindful with worship
Garden more - home self reliant

These aren't measurable really, but I can make improvements.  Those years of goal setting hasn't been working anyway.  I'm going to work on focus areas instead of goals.

Do I dare make a mileage goal?  2013?  but keep it fun?

What are your goals?