Ok, for the last time - I WILL BE BETTER ABOUT POSTING NEXT YEAR!!!
Really, I will! But this is my favorite post of the year, I can't miss it!
1. I will put in for Mt. Marathon again, although Taylor will be headed off to college this year, so I won't mind if I don't get in as my summer travel will probably already be complicated. Will run it for sure if I get in - this would be my 10th year and then I would be classified as a veteran and could run it or skip it any year I wanted to. Oh yeah, finished this, got my 10 years, was SO happy and had an awesome time running it! I'm a veteran now!! :D
2. Run Ballyhoo, a PR would be awesome, but improbable as I've been running it for over 20 years now. But have a great training season and not get injured! I hurt my leg on an easy hike this year, and it reminded me how quickly you can get injured, and how scary it is if you are by yourself (I wasn't) which I usually am. Well, I did it, but was really slow, but had a lot of great practices.
3. Like last year, just keep getting outside to do something nearly every day, whether it is hiking or running! Got outside quite a bit, probably 3-4 times a week, but considering the kind of year it was, I'm happy with that!
4. Here's a NRR one, which I've never posted one of these - survive Taylor's senior year!
She's doing great, but there is a lot of stress choosing a college when you are nearly 1000 miles away from the closest one! This was a highlight of the year! So glad she decided to stay in-state, and she had a great first semester!
1. We are RETIRING in less than two months!!!!!!!!
Will be moving off the island after nearly 30 years. So I have tons of goals - get in better shape, eat better, etc!
2. I'm very excited about being closer to lots of races, so I just want to do MORE races, whatever they are!
Will probably do Mt. Marathon on July 4th, maybe even a marathon at some point!
The possibilities are endless!
3. Eat better, do some strength training, stay away from bears!!
I'm pretty nervous about moving to the mainland where there are numerous bear attacks every year, but I will stay safe as much as possible. I will be like one of my Mt. Marathon heroes - a 60-something woman that is always in the top 50 - tough cookie - got mauled by a bear a few days after the race a few years ago. With the 2 fatal maulings this year, one right out her front door practically during a mountain race, she said in the news - “I just have to go, and just hope for the best,” said Suzanne Knudsen, as she trekked up Bird Ridge on Saturday with a can of bear spray on one shoulder strap and a .44 bear gun on the other."