I haven’t been all that consistent with the ol’ blog lately, but I figured you would all just be dying to read my year in review so I’d better get on it. Here goes, and I must warn you, it’s brief…
What I did
I completed 8 races: 5 half marathons (2 were trail races), a 10km trail, a triathlon, and a 7 miler (Alcatraz). Of those 8 races, only 2 didn’t require significant travel (as in driving time and flying time). I did help organize 2 local races which means I wasn’t able to run them, but that’s okay, the locals need some local races.
What I learned
I’m kind of tired of driving and flying long distances to races and I kind of get overwhelmed with the crowds at those big races.
The plan for 2015
Not sure. Definitely less travel and mostly trail races. I will run the Victoria half again as that has sort of become my Thanksgiving ritual (Canadian Thanksgiving) and besides, there’s some family there so it’s kind of like multi-tasking.
What’s currently going on
There is no such thing as running intervals in the current dead of winter conditions so I’m running, skiing, and snowshoeing for Kobi and for fun. I run with a small pack of humans and dogs on Saturdays too and that’s awesome. I like socializing as does Kobi. And Winter Solstice has been and gone, that means we’re progressing past 6 hours of daylight slowly but surely.
What’s new with Kobi
She had some sort of leg injury a little while ago that cost me a fair chunk of change driving her 4 hours to see her doctor plus all the tests and x-rays. They couldn’t find anything so I gave her more rest and rest days between our adventures. She likes leg massages too. She’s fine again. Maybe she just wanted a road trip and a leg massage.
I have no resolutions for 2015 as I never make any, too much pressure.
Do you like to plan your year or just wing it? Do you like my purple arm warmers? Isn’t Kobi the cutest? Does your dog like snow as much as she does?
Happy New Year!!