Can you believe there are only 10 weeks left in 2009? 72 days to be exact. That’s right kids…the winter holiday of your religious choice is right around the corner! I know, I know, it isn’t even Halloween yet and I am talking about 2010 (have you seen the stores….christmas trees already…really?!?!?) but the truth is, it is going to be here before we know it!
In just over a month, my race season will officially be over. Even though I started this journey and raced in 2008, I didn’t really feel like I had a “season” so to speak. This year, I really feel like I was all immersed in my training and took on a full season of racing. In 2008, I participated in 8 total races- one triathlon, two 8k’s, a 10k and four 5k’s. By the end of 2009 I will have participated in twelve races- 2 triathlons, 1 duathlon, 4 half marathons, 1 ten-miler, 1 8k and 3 5k’s! I don’t in any way want to downplay 2008 because it was where it all began and I am as proud of those accomplishments as any, it is just that this year was a little more personal. I started this blog, trained on a schedule, raced new distances and most importantly, I feel like in 2009 I really changed for the better where my health and lifestyle are concerned.
In an effort to celebrate this hell of a year being almost over, I want to continue to focus on 2009 reflections and my goals and plans for 2010. So from here on out for the next 10 weeks, one post a week will be similar to this- dedicated soley to looking back and/or moving forward. I haven’t decided if I will do this on a designated day of the week yet and as clever as I am (and humble too!) I haven’t been able to think of a catchy name either. Ideas???