This year my annual running year in review comes after almost two months of severely reduced mileage due to an ITB injury. It is hard not to focus on my current injury but it certainly does not define the year for me. Instead, I’ll focus on having set new personal bests in the 10km and the marathon (I’m now only 49 seconds away from crossing the elusive 4 hour marathon mark!) and running my first ever 25km trail race. More important that personal time goals were the two races in which I got to pace friends. There is something incredibly rewarding about getting to help someone run their best race on that day.
Looking forward to 2011 I have the Disney Goofy challenge this weekend. I’m only committing the running the half marathon, the marathon will be a game time decision based on how my ITB feels. After that I will likely spend a few months focusing on cross training and babying my ITB. Then I hope to do my first Sprint triathlon in June and maybe a few 10kms or half marathons along the way. I can only assume that in Fall 2011 I’ll make yet another attempt at the sub four hour marathon! To wrap things up I can not resist including this picture of my friend Alice and I. I think it best expresses the joy I feel when running.