Saturday, December 30, 2006


The weather here has been phenomenal. I love it, that's for sure. No, its not tropical or anything near to that, but it is unbelievably warm for this time of year, mild, no snow, and dry otherwise. I have regretted not being able to take advantage of these great days every day with a run, but there are so many other things I need to work on, like swimming, weights, etc. So today, it was a planned run on the schedule, the last of the year and the last before the first run of the new year.

I decided not to get hung up on the numbers, but I have to say I was thrilled to again have made my goal from back in November when I started running again, and that was to run non-stop for 30 min. by the end of the year. I made that goal, and more than once over the past few weeks.

So that hurdle was out of the way and now it will be on to new distances and new challenges. I know its mind over body most of the time, and I am working on that all the time. When I get tired, I relax, get my breathing under control, and before I know it I am over that hump. How often I will be able to do that over the next year will be determined.

Today, though, I couldn't help but revel in the beauty of the day (and secretly wish it were like this the rest of the winter!) and be thankful to be able to still run and go on with living.

Another 30 min. put into the bank of triathlon.


Flo said...

Glad you had a good run. Sounds nice there and just a few hundred miles away Denver is under feet of snow, hmph!

Have a great new year and an awesome run on the 1st!

Fe-lady said...

Great frame of mind and goal setting for the upcoming year!
Hope to still see you sometime in the spring! :-)