Sunday, November 11, 2007

Cheers to 2007

Where do I begin? 2007 has been quite a year...
~ January: I conquer indoor cycling and weight training at Maramarc...Yummy. (little did i know i would soon crave this torture!)
~ Febraury: I learned to swim thanks to Som's Total Immersion class
~ March: I learned to swim in open water - scary!
~ April: I competed in my first multi-sport event - the 3 Sports Duathlon produced by RTC. And...it was snowing.
~ May:
~ June: I finished my very first triathlon - Powersprint Triathlon...in a tropical storm!
~ July: I finished my first open water triathlon.
~ August: I raced in NH with lots of family there.
~ September: I finished my first half iron distance triathlon...then 2 weeks later did my first Olympic distance triathlon.
~ October: I participated in my first full marathon in San Francisco - a weekend I will never forget.
~ November: I watched my team mates complete their first full ironman.
~ December: 2008 here I come!

I look back and wow! I am not sure what "clicked", but I like it! I have met some amazing people. Team mates...and the new boyfriend, too. I feel like I have the world of opportunites waiting. All I need is the dedication and determination and I can do anything.

As I take a few weeks off to catch up on life. Where did all this filing come from! I also have the chance to look back at where I was and where I am now...and where I can go.

Goals for 2008...
~ Off Season Training at Maramarc - December-March: Now that I have less unknowns, I know more on what to focus on and take away from each session as a real opportunity to improve...and hang out with the girls (you coaches are part of the girls!) I need to improve all 3 disciplines of the sport. Mainly the run and bike where most improements can be seen and felt all while really focusing on my knee.
~ Monument Avenue 10k - April 5: I would love to magically average a 8:00 pace. This is going to take focus. It is a challenge, but I want it.
~ White Lake Half - May: I would love to finish this race with a significant increase from Patriot's. I will have my brother participating in the event with me, so I know it's gonna be good!
~ Powersprint - June: This was my first race in 2007. My jumping off point. I am intersted in participating in the event again as my annual event. Where I started and where I am now.
~ Timberman 70.3 - August: The air was electric. This will be the largest race I will participate in. With family and this year having team mates, there, too. This year I will make those hills my bitch. Yeah I said it. Bring it hills, bring it.
~ Nike Women's Half Marathon - October: This event was amazing. The most positive and inspirational event. I look forward to just being a part of such an amazing event again. And hopefully I can convince some pinkies to join me out west!
~ Richmond Marathon - November: I enjoyed the challenge (and agony) of 26.2 miles. I love the challenge and the feeling of accomplishment afterwards. This year I will mix up the scenery and have a new perspective on my city.
Then...Ironman New Zealand Training...anyone? anyone? Bueller?

Cheers to 2007.

3 comments:

TriGirl 40 said...

What a great post! You've accomplished so many amazing things this year. And you've lined up your races and goals for next year - I have no doubt you'll meet and exceed them!

Was great cheering on the marathoners with you!

Annn said...

I'll see you next year for Timberman and Richmond!

Good luck with the rest of it. . . .

2008 is going to rock or rather we are going to rock 2008.

Susie said...

Great post - I think I may have to steal this idea. :)

And, we'll have plenty of funny times at indoor cycling, strength training, swimming and of course, Timberman!

SusieQ