So that's it for 2007! It was another interesting year- some good and some bad. I got a PR in both the half and full marathon distance, which is sweet. But I also dealt with a real pain-in-the ass injury back in January/February. But that lead me to cross training which led to my first triathlon, so that's good! Just shows how it all balances out.
In 2008 I have a few goals. First, I am running the Boston Marathon again. In fact, I am going to register today! After that, I am doing a triathlon - the Showdown at Sundown on June 7th.
After that, I think I am going to train for an Olympic Distance Triathlon this fall. I haven't picked one yet. This is the first step in my long-term goal of completing an Ironman in 2009. I have thought about that for a long time, it really appeals to me. I want to do some kind of crazy endurance event and I don't yet want to run an ultramarathon. I know it's a huge goal and I want to train properly so I'm starting now (with the sprint tri in June). I could easily ignore this goal of mine but I am a little burnt out on marathon racing and need a change of pace. Plus I had this whole "I'm going to be 30 soon" (well, in a couple years but still) realization and decided I need to get my ass in gear if I want to achieve some of my big goals. Don't worry, I have many more big goals for the rest of my life, but there are some things I have always seen myself accomplishing before I have kids and what not. And I guess I just thought they would all just magically happen to me. Turns out, that's not how it works. Well, I better finish what little work I have today and then I'm going to start planning our big trip to Europe. :)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!