Let's revisit the 6 main goals I set myself for 2016!
1. Run a marathon
I have run 3 this year, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Seattle. One was a PR, I drank beer in the next one, and I actually enjoyed the whole of the last one. My 'A' race of the year was Pittsburgh and I did not get the result I wanted from it which is disappointing.
2. Run my third ultra
On the horizon for early September. I picked a big scary buggar, the Lost Soul 100k. I'm terrified but that's the point pretty much. Second guessing this decision daily.
3. Deal with the credit line
By 'deal with' I think I meant 'pay off'. I got it down slightly, then it sat there looking at me with no change. The positive - it has not increased. The Cdn/US exchange rate is still crap and I still have no self control when the possibility of a trip comes up.
4. Mindful eating
Yes, a little bit, to the extent that I do know how things will affect me and I control that better. I have gained weight and I've still got a long way to go with this.
I mentioned I rarely drink at the start of the year, then proceeded to drink my way through Pittsburgh and it was awesome. Kicking back with friends fucking rocks.
5. Little big things
I have met, and have really enjoyed meeting, a lot of people through running this year. While I'm still a big awkward mess socially I feel happier in group situations. Sometimes you don't realize how many positive kind people are around you, with a lot of the same problems and thoughts you have. I feel so much more balanced and upbeat after my recent race weekends.
6. Keep good fitness habits going from 2015
Yep. I'm still strength training weekly, I added in Cize for a few months and I've been running consistently. I'm failing at the weight part after gaining in the last 2 months. Now to keep it all going as I move from road marathon to trail ultra training, and work on weight (sigh). I do not want to be lugging extra pounds anywhere, never mind over 100k. I'm trying out Barre on Monday, I'm excited about that.
If anyone has links to 100k posts/reports/articles (especially from back of the pack runners) please leave me a note!
I'm linking up with Ange and Carmy to talk about goals today!