The year of the half

So it’s that time of year when we all start thinking about the year that is ending. When I started looking back I was quite amazed to see how many running goals I managed to achieve.

2010 began with me signing up to a half marathon (my first) which seemed like an impossible goal at times . It was such a hilly course, but I ran the entire way and was ecstatic to finish in 2.32 🙂 I think that was the point that I began to see myself as a runner. Even though I had been running for a couple of years (since my first race for life), and had run 10k races, I still could not match up the “me” with a runner. That was way back in March, and I went on to get a pb for my 10k in (on such a hot day), a 5k pb for my race for life in June, a faster half marathon, close to the hour mark in another 10k, volunteered at a race (this reminds me I should do that again) and had unexpected fun at a surprise cross country race in November!

I also started this blog! I could ramble on for hours; this year has had it’s ups and downs as most years do, but I am feeling optimistic about the year ahead. I have signed up to my first Marathon, so I am looking forward to that challenge.

How are you feeling about the year ahead? Any goals you are aiming for?

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11 thoughts on “The year of the half”

  1. You’re advancing 13.1 miles a year. Will you do an ultra next year? 😉

    Mary’s right though, you are inspirational. Being able to watch someone go from 5k to a marathon is great, and I’m excited for the mara training!

    Happy New Year 🙂 xx

    1. Ah thanks so much- I have not done it yet though…!
      I think this will be my limit- although reading Born to Run is totally inspirational- am only a few chapters in but it is amazing- people running 100 miles!

  2. Laura and Emma- thanks- I am about to catch up so I look forward to seeing your goals too! 🙂

    1. Yay get running- how exciting! A 5k is a great distance to start with- you will totally earn that medal for the end of the race! 🙂

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