Daily Archives: December 31, 2012
I missed my training goals by a long way this year (stated I was shooting for 3,333 running miles and 999 bike in last year’s post).
It is tempting to consider this some sort of failure, but I need to reconsider that feeling. The past 2.5 months post a broken rib have been a struggle and I can’t let that skew my take on the entire year. I had some great highlights with two 100 mile finishes (including one where my nephew ran his first ultra, and my brother did his first trail race), a 50K PR, a half marathon PR, running a 50K with my 18 year old son, hiking many 14er’s (11 I think), taking my wife up her first 14er on our anniversary, and shooting around 25,000 photos. A kid graduated high school and started college. Another started high school. My youngest spent a chunk of time in the hospital. I took on some new responsibilities at work. It was a busy year!
Running took a back seat at times, at least more so than previous years. That part is fine, I made up for that in many other areas. I am disappointed with my non-existent bike miles, though. That used to be my primary activity and I miss it. I think I have had better overall running years when I have spent time on the bike as well.
I want to fly like an eagle to the sea.
Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me.
I want to fly like an eagle till I’m free.
See you on the trails!