Hello! How are you? I tried to relax a bit during the holidays, so I did not register with Sasha Medea, did not read blogs and did not respond to text messages (sorry, mom). But I BACK! And I want to feel that I am running again, so I think about my goals for this year. I still have a few races in the calendar, and I need to find out the GOALS. But before we talk about the new year, about new goals … Let's go through the BEST parts of last year.
Here is a summary of my favorite tracks, races and recipes from last year. This is my favorite food or recipes, highlights and life updates that I want to share and discuss.
(Note: I wrote a post with everything and realized that it is very long. So this is only the best of the running updates – there will be more news about food, fun and life)
I do not track the mileage, but I wear GPS clock works and it keeps track of it for me. So I watched the mileage for the whole year and was surprised that I ran so much. I feel like I was having a really “holiday” year. I think when I first experienced separation and possible divorce, I ran and walked a lot. It was pointless and a lot of trash miles, but I just went out and spent several days a week.
But this year I moved to another step in the process of grief and just felt unmotivated, unorganized and not inspired. Many non-words! So I felt I ran a lot less. I just made 1 marathon! It shocks me. Since I ran my first marathon, I run several every year! One year I ran 9 marathons!
Right before the Revel Big Bear Marathon, I realized that I hadn’t run for more than a year – since Boston Marathon!!
And this mind f ** ked me a great time. It made me unsure of my ability to run and physical fitness. And more importantly, it made me think … Who am I? What am I doing at all?
This is not me trying to be dramatic – the time of my separation and some of the things I was told at that time … are directly related to the run. So I just focused on going through the Boston Marathon without a public breakdown. After that, I didn't have any running or racing goals, because I felt that what I was working on was unimportant and irrelevant. I stopped working on PR at a marathon and potential BQ. It was sad and pointless. I was sad and pointless? Both??
I did not realize that I somehow fell off the carriage while I was running right before Revel the Big Bear. I think I’m probably stuck in some combination of grief and anxiety for most of the time. Looking back, I really haven't been myself for a long time.
Fortunately, I kept running because I like it. It's a fun and good way to get good endorphins, to think, to cry, to listen to podcasts, to stay in shape …
So, yes, this year I have not achieved a single main goal. But I survived, did not acquire any super-self-destructive habits, did not lose faith, tried to become better and overcame several difficulties – they just turned out to be adults, and not running around.
Moving on – instead of focusing on what I did not do – let's talk about what I did …
I ran several half-marathons, one full marathon and many miles! (By chance, my best half marathon is not recorded for Garmin connect the calendar? I didn’t record the run for this weekend, so I ran more than the record shows! Boom.)
Miles I ran last year: 2,536 *
Calories I Burned: 272,234
Calories I ate: +8 986 246 544
* Note: at least 1 race is not recorded in this total, but may be more. I am not concerned enough with this to try to go back and check out the other days when I know that I ran, but the calendar does not show it. This is a good estimate, and if something I run more, not less, then I do not feel that I am deceiving myself on this.
Focus on what YOU did not do what you could not do. Then focus on what you want to do next.
Stay positive. Give yourself a credit for every tiny victory.
In general, I am very grateful for many things. This is what I want to focus on, looking back at last year's race.
I am grateful for …
The miles I ran.
You! Thanks for following. I like you.
My body. I did not get hurt this year!
Brooks sneakers, I put so many miles on them!
My family and friend. I can do this because they have always supported me.
My education. If it were not for my ability to create RunEatRepeat.com and RER on social networks – I could not do it.
Runners on Instagram and facebook “The running community is awesome!” Runners are the best.
California. The weather and all the races make it much easier than it would be in other places.
This time. I am glad that I live at that time and in the place where it is safe, normal, accepted, etc. To be a runner.
I’m just so grateful for the run and Run Eat Repeat and for all the opportunities I have because of this. I'm very happy,
Let's get to the main points and summaries !!
I have compiled a list of my favorite subject posts over the past year. Below are a few brief reviews, tips and workout plans. Let me know if you have any questions. I am here to help.
Best arrivals, races and posts of the year:
Half Marathon Training Plan for New or Returning Runners – Read this half marathon training plan for your first 13.1 miliera.
Surf City Half Marathon will sum up with Steve – my best race of the year! I pushed myself and quickly ran and had fun with trainer Steve.
PCRF Half Marathon Irvine, California – A local half marathon that raises money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund
Summing up the half marathon race “I don't even remember that!” That is why I have this blog – be my memory.
My favorite running shorts – Probably one of the most frequently asked questions about the chassis and chassis, which I always get!
One marathon I ran this year – Big Bear Marathon Reel Thank God for SkinnyRunner and for staying with me when I tried to get back into the car.
Half marathon plan – 10-week training plan for the half-marathon race.
Las Vegas Half Marathon Race Summary – The race known as “Strip at Night” is a blast!
What am I in front of a half marathon in Las Vegas – this is a late start race, so it can be difficult to calculate the fuel supply.
Lexus Lace Up Race Series – Riverside Half Marathon Review and challenge. Love this racing series! It was a grand finale !!
And now about my races for this year …
1. Hold 1 general rehearsal marathon, 1 cheerful marathon (I am doing one from the country !!) and 1 head marathon.
2. Make a long-term running plan to stay in the shape of a half marathon, and also to devote time to strength training and practice.
3. … I'm not sure ?? This may be good for me, but I’m open to finding another goal.
What are your goals?
Yes, and because I love them … here are some funny memes of New Year's resolutions, which I found, like searching for inspiration for setting goals.
Me: I think I'm most proud of running 2,500 miles last year! And I'm glad that last year I ran a marathon, and it was great that I could run with SR again !!
If you are not sure of your goals, read the publication “How to plan your racing calendar” for planning tips!
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