Just a little over 24 hours until the New Year! All in all, 2013 was great for me, but I’m looking forward to 2014 now! In terms of running, this will probably be my biggest year yet. I’m ACTUALLY going to run a marathon. I’ve been dreaming about it since I was a little kid. I’ve always known that I was going to run one someday, but it’s hard to comprehend that I’m actually going to do it in less than five months!
With a new year right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get back into the swing of training. I took some time off after my last half marathon (Nov 30th) so that I could get a physical and mental break from running. After a long training cycle, I believe it’s good to take a little time to recover and get motivated again.
Anyways, I took the last month pretty easy – not completely off, but I cut back my mileage by about half and added in some cross-training. I’m finally feeling eager to get back to a normal routine of running and get in shape for my next race.
A few New Years jokes to make you smile
Remember that ClipLight that I wrote about a few posts back? Well, it lasted all of about two runs. Actually, not even. I’ve been going running in the town over from me in this little neighborhood lately. I get out of work too late and it’s dark by the time I would finish with my run if I came straight home. My road can get kind of busy, so this little neighborhood is perfect. It can get a little tedious because I have to keep doing this 15-minute loop, but it’s better than not running at all.
Anyways, I clipped my light onto the bottom of my shirt and a few minutes into the run I decided to turn it on because it was getting a little dark. And…. Yep, it’s not there. Lovely. I did the loop again hoping that I would be able to spot it, but not very hopeful since it was already getting dark.
Then as I was finishing up my run, I spotted something glowing on the other side of the road. Almost laughing, I crossed to find my light slightly buried in the slushy snow! A car must have run over it perfectly to turn it on. The part that clips onto my shirt unfortunately broke, but my dad thinks he can fix it somehow. I’ll let you know how that goes!
I think the jacket I wore yesterday might not have been thick enough for the clip to hold on to. If it does get fixed, then I’ll make sure to fold my clothing a little at the ends to make sure it’s a tight fit and I don’t lose it again.
Happy New Years everyone! I hope it’s a great one!
Are you looking forward to 2014? Anything in particular?