There is a reason why I ran so well at Philly. It's because I actually trained! My mileage totals were much higher from July-October than they were from Jan-April when I was training for Boston.
And then there was December. Which looks like a very sad month. I can thank my three week cold for that!
The stat that makes me laugh: I burned 33 pounds last year? Oh. My!
I hadn't actually taken the time to create goals for this year like most people. Usually I say, "eh, I just want to keep working hard and see where the roads take me". But after looking above, I would love to get that weekly mileage count up higher so that I am averaging more than 31 miles a week.
Normally, I do not like to make running goals because I can never predict what will happen. It seems that something always does happen (*coughacoldthatlaststhewholemonthofdecembercough*). I also don't like failing at something. If I don't create a goal, then I can't fail. Yet if I don't create a goal, then I might never improve.
So another goal will be to lower my half marathon PR time. That means I need to run faster than a 1:34:56. Can I do it? I sure hope so!
Then I had an AWESOME run on Friday. Things were looking better. I can't tell if the speed and enthusiasm came from my body starting to get back into running mode or if it was due to the cup of coffee and chocolate-bacon cupcake that I ate an hour before going out there. Either way, I was starting to feel excited about running!
And that's when my immune system crapped out on me. Again. I can't go anywhere without a stash of Kleenex's with me. It is so sad. Cold #4 has hit this school year and I wasn't even in school when I caught it!
I managed to run a few easy miles on Saturday, but was out of commission on Sunday. Today I felt well enough to get out there for a run, so I am optimistic that I can use running to combat this cold!