New 12 months, same me | AnnaTheApple
I simply re-read my final 12 months’s New Year’s answer put up. I say “resolutions” however I don’t actually lead them to… mainly it was once what I had deliberate for the 12 months mainly.
It was once actually fascinating. My plan for the Dubai Marathon, that I ran in January, was once to “go for it” and my plan for the Brighton Marathon was once to only bimble spherical. How other that became out! Dubai was once my slowest marathon time of the 12 months (three:39:58) while Brighton is now my PB (three:16:28). It’s humorous how issues are by no means as you intend (smartly for me indisputably).
2018 was once a actually just right 12 months for me in relation to operating. I ran 5 marathons! I put the exclamation mark as a result of this nonetheless shocks me. My frame is such a lot more potent. SO a lot more potent. Regularly going to the health club and dealing on my energy has vastly helped. I do know the place my weaknesses are and what to paintings on. I’ve had minimum niggles, and anything else that did crop up disappeared slightly briefly.
I ran 1,633.nine miles. I PB’ed at my 5k (19:40), was once 5 seconds off a Five miles PB (33:48), unofficiallybeat my 10okay thrice all the way through coaching runs (41:49), beat my part marathon PB (1:31:106) and were given a brand new marathon PB (three:16:28). So in purely performance-related achievements, I feel I’ve finished smartly!
Hitting my goal of operating a sub-20 minute parkrun, a purpose I had initially of the 12 months, made me more than happy. I imply it was once horrifically laborious and I felt each and every unmarried 2nd, however I were given there (two times if truth be told, I squeezed a 19:59 at Victoria Docks parkrun). I’m more than happy with that point and really feel no need to try to move sooner. Sure sub-19 minute sounds wonderful however so does profitable the lottery, some issues in existence aren’t supposed to occur to me 😉
One of my maximum proud achievements was once getting my parkrun Alphabet Challenge finished. It really took me a large number of establishing , however I had such a lot a laugh alongside the best way. It gave me just right excuses to seek advice from pals, move to other puts and feature adventures. Something I see is going firmly hand in hand with my operating.
So 2019. Well, I’d cherish to do Four-Five marathons once more. In the plan recently is a Barcelona in March, Manchester in April (I do know, scarily shut to one another), Chicago in October (my LAST Marathon Major!!!) and most definitely Portsmouth Coastal in December once more. I see an opening between April and October so I’m certain if all is definitely I’ll squeeze one thing in between. But I don’t need to transform complacent with my new discovered “lack of injury” standing I’ve so I gained’t make any assumptions evenly!
It could be great to get just about my marathon PB once more. Manchester or Chicago could be viable choices as they’re each flat. The New York Marathon confirmed me I may just put a great time in and nonetheless experience myself in order that makes me extra vulnerable to take a look at. But getting underneath three:16 will require constant, cast operating and virtually indisputably with some speedwork installed. This is one thing I most definitely will have to have as a purpose… however precise observe? No I feel I’m finished with that. Let’s be truthful, going from 0 speedwork to intense PROPER speedwork at the observe was once by no means going to be an ideal have compatibility for me.
So in all probability some much less formal periods with Hedge End Running Club (who’re somewhat extra chilled about this stuff) and a few periods alone… from time to time anyway. I gained’t decide to anything else as ludicrous as “once a week” as that’s a lofty goal that I’ll by no means hit. Baby steps.
In phrases of my existence outdoor of operating… smartly, in the event you couldn’t inform I’m more than happy. I wouldn’t have idea I’d be this glad final 12 months however I’m.
It’s humorous as a result of I if truth be told didn’t suppose I used to be lacking anything else. I used to be relatively content material bumbling along side my existence and didn’t actually suppose I wanted any person to “make” me glad. But there you move. Kyle and I’ve a large number of adventures deliberate for this 12 months. I simply hope I don’t mess anything else up! I imply there’s certain to be many extra Anna’isms during the 12 months however I suppose that’s to be anticipated…
Do you’re making New Year’s resolutions?
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Did you reach what you sought after in 2018?