2016 ? Best.running.year.ever. Great races, no injury & running friends.
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.
Races. I ran six races. While for many of you runners that is not a lot, considering all the travel I do for work, and the fact that two of these were marathons, I am darn proud. I trained faithfully and nailed a 15 minute PR on my second marathon.
Nice half marathon in January :
Paris Marathon in April :
Versailles 15K in June :
LGBT Pride run in NYC in June :
La Parisienne in September :
NYC Marathon in November :
Injury free. I was very careful about prevention & recovery and my podiatrist was one of my best friends all year.
Runner friends. Met some great running bloggers, Judy, Darlene & Jen.
Ran with my colleagues too.
If I look at the running goals I had set for the year, they were to run one race per month and run my first marathon. I quickly found that the race per month was too much. Either it didn’t fit into my travel schedule, or my training plan, so I didn’t put the pressure on myself to achieve this. The second goal was surpassed, so I think it made up for not fully achieving my first goal.
And in 2017 ? Definitely shorter distances. I am currently signed up for 2 races in February and am thinking about several in April & May. The Disneyland Paris half marathon in September is also on my list.
Otherwise, if you haven’t read my blog recently, I am planning a (temporary ??) blog break starting on January 1st. That will be my 3 year blogversary. I need to prepare my daughter going off to college, plus I have a lot of work travel, so a break it will be, ….and the motivation is currently wagging. I will still be active on Instagram, so please keep in touch. And I will be blogging between now and January 1st, so please check back !
Did you achieve your 2016 goals ?
What is the one accomplishment you are most pleased about ?