Sunday, 28 December 2014

The obligatory 2014 roundup post

In the past, the year end roundup post has been full of numbers, stats and dreams of PBs in the coming year.  This year I'm doing something a little bit different.

As I was planning this post in my head, I thought for a second, "I haven't accomplished much this year." and then promptly stopped myself. I may have "only" run 2 PBs this year, but obviously my achievements this year aren't in the speed department, they are in learning to like trail running, and finally learning to ride a bike after 36 years. Even though Paul is still giving me shit for saying I wouldn't as recently as May.

I also felt like it was noteworthy to mention all the new people I met through running/ran with this year.  I love meeting runners; it's like we are old friends right away!


Kim (since we never ran together before this year)

...did I forget anyone?? I feel like I'm missing someone or two...


Running: 2374.1K (goal: 2400)  I believe I've been over 2600K the last 2 years, but thanks to the advent of Audrey Lexa, my fall HM training cycle was only 4 days a week instead of 5.

Bike: 1369.07K. Holy crap.  I had no idea I rode that much, especially considering I couldn't even ride more than 200 m without falling over at the end of May.

Other (strength training, yoga, a couple walks and exactly once on the elliptical): 70:11

What's next in 2015?

1/17 - 1 hour Frosty Trail Run
3/1 - Chilly HM (2:15 r/w pacer, of course)
3/29 - ATB
4/18 - MEC Burlington Race 1
5/3 - Mississauga HM (hopefully pacing)
5/23 - Sulphur Springs 25K
6/7 - NFWHM (pacing)
6/20 - 5peaks Rattlesnake Point
Sept - Chase the Coyote
9/27 - Oakville HM (pacing and it better not be the same weekend as CtC)
TBA - a duathlon
various trail races, possibly another obstacle event, and also MS Bike Tour, as time and finances permit.

2014 wasn't a great year for me personally, but I am still satisfied with my fitness achievements.  Here's to better things in 2015!