Well, we’ve almost made it to the finish line of 2017, and what a year it’s been. I’ll save my year-in-review recap for the Weekly Wrap on Sunday, because today I’m focusing on year-end runfessions. It’s our last chance to bare our
soles souls before we embark on 2018.
2017 Year-End Runfessions
1. I Don’t Set Yearly Mileage Goals, But Then …. I runfess that I shy away from making yearly mileage goals and don’t monitor my yearly mileage until the end of the year–when I usually wish I’d checked it sooner so I could hit a nice round number.
This year was no different, and I’m so tempted to get in 4 more miles by Sunday, but ….
2. My PF Lingers. One reason I don’t set yearly mileage goals is because I know they would make me even less likely to listen to my body and miss a planned running day. Even without current running goals, I runfess that I haven’t been doing what I need to do to heal my plantar fasciitis. I prioritized work over chiropractor appointments, slacked off from doing my ankle mobility exercises, and am still trying to talk myself into taking two weeks off from running to see if that helps.
3. Santa didn’t bring me any new running gear. Now, before you think I was on the naughty list, I must runfess that my family gave me cycling-related gifts instead of running gear this year. I think it’s because they know I have all the running stuff I need, or maybe it’s just because they found some really cute cycling things.
Of course, I can wear that Castelli headband running.
4. I didn’t participate in many group runs this year. As much as I love my Moms Run This Town group, I didn’t participate in many group runs this year. The women I had been running with were coping with injuries and/or schedule changes, and I didn’t make an effort to find new running buddies. I know it impacted both my running and my running mojo, though, so I will try to join more group runs this year.
5. I’m reluctant to fill up my 2018 race calendar. Although I am already signed up for two races–the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in April and the Colfax Denver Half Marathon in May–I’m dragging my feet on signing up for the GW Parkway Classic in late April, even though it is a perennial favorite. I runfess that I missed the earliest of the early bird pricing deals and am waiting for a sale–I’m just not ready to drop $78.93 on a 10 miler.
Start the first weekend of 2018 off right by joining Deborah and me on Saturday January 6 for the Ultimate Coffee Date link up!
Did you set a mileage goal for 2017?
Are you setting one for 2018?
Do you have a goal race for 2018?