My photo
Jacksonville, FL, United States
In Life as well as in running the secret is Pace.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A look back at 2012

I often make goals and plans…  but far less often do I go back and reflect on how things went.

From January 2012

I think that I will give myself a grade for each

2012 Focus and Goals

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Things I would like to focus on

1.      Suppleness (B – mostly because of what I learned – I worked at this for the first half of 2012 then slacked off later in the year…)
2.      Flexibility (C – I worked hard on this for the first few months of the year then let it slide a bit…  and have paid for it)
4.      Swim for exercise…  not to be a fast swimmer or competitive triathlete(I – Incomplete - I did not swim  at all…  :-\     )
5.      Bike – find a way to ride outside more…  might play into moving and where we move (B- we moved just a few miles away and in so doing, now not only can we get out to ride without driving somewhere…  we have found hill repeats 5 minutes from our front door *in Florida*)
6.      Yoga – make it part of the routine – at least once a week (D – in spite of the fact that I am certified to become a yoga instructor this activity has fallen to the wayside for me.)
7.      Try to average 5 posts a week…  it's the only life I have… why not chronicle it?(F – let's just mark that down as overly ambitious J)
8.      Be in shape and ready for Cross season…  that means some power and threshold work in the fall when I'm normally a runner and tapering for triathlons (B+)
9.      Ride that bike trainer…  like I have in years past…  it's good training…  it's good base..  and good therapy mental and physical.  (A – lots of trainer rides especially in my 100 rides in 100 days streak)
10.  Read more books (A+ - I'm back being a book nerd- having an iPad and an iPhone with numerous readers and audio books is *sweet* at one point this year I was in the midst of reading 3 books at a time)

1.  For both of us finish RATS (C – neither of us ran the whole race but we had a fabulous time out there)
2.      Sub 5 at the ACT ½ IM (F – we did not even train for it)
3.      Do the local cross series w/o getting lapped (A- not only did I stop getting lapped actually placed in the next to last race of the series)

Overall final grade A+++++

How could I possibly get any lower when I got married to the most fabulous, wonderful, sweet, loving, athletic, giving lady on the entire planet?

2012…  my favorite year!


Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats on the great year, nothing can top getting married. Now lets get in the pool ;-)

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Haha! A year to remember (and celebrate) from here on out!

And it's always nice to have places to ride/run that close to home!

My Boring Triathlon Blog said...

Hill repeats in Florida? is that like jumbo shrimp or military intelligence?

it's all about pace said...

haha hill = bridge

Johann said...

Awesome! I got married on 14 January last year. Best year of my life!