2015. The light is at the end of the tunnel. We made it.
I could go over the running highlights and running events of the last 12 months. But really there is only one way to sum up the 2015 running year…
…In 2015 I became a Marathoner…I ran two marathons.
What does this say? This says that if I can build up to running a marathon anyone can. You Can! It takes determination, but you can. It takes time spent in running shoes and realistic planning to fit the training in, but it is possible. It is doable. I am proof. If I can you can.
2016. The plan for 2016 is to run three marathons and finish the year with Bruny Island Ultra Marathon (64kms) in December:
- The Great Ocean Road Marathon, Victoria in May
- The Gold Coast Marathon, Queensland in July
- Ross Marathon, Tasmania in September
After my last run today I’m feeling quite amazed to say that I’ve run just a smidge over 2,000kms this year.
Not all of them happy, but most of them!
They are plans. I’ll be taking it one marathon at a time and then reassessing the big end of year plan for the Ultra. The great thing about running is that if it’s not the right time one year or the next, there is always another year. Running will wait for us until we’re ready. And if I never get to run the Ultra, well the fun will be in trying.
Where would this Unsporty Woman be without her running friends? Running friends both here in Australia and out there in the Blogosphere? I’d be nowhere near as confident. Nowhere near as sure. To all my running buddies thank you so much. Your inspiration, your encouragement and your cheering means so much! All of you have a special place in my heart.
A highlight this year has been meeting up with several fellow bloggers and blog followers. It started in January with meeting the wonderful Melee and her family and then just yesterday Daniel from Canada was passing through Deloraine so we got to have a coffee with him. Running and blogging has introduced me to some truly lovely people and I’m so grateful!
From me to you I hope you can look back at 2015 and see things that make you happy and smile. I hope you can remember events that make you proud. And my biggest wish is that your plans, goals and dreams for 2016 will come to fruition.
As Pauly and I look ahead into 2016 we are so glad to have running plans to look forward to. They give us a break from the hard work of every day. They give us time with people we love. We’d be so much the poorer if running together wasn’t part of our future.
I’m taking a break from blogging until after Cadbury Marathon on Sunday 10 January. To everyone taking part in Janathon I’ll be cheering!
See you in a couple of weeks. Safe travels until then.
Happy New Year xxx From me to you all the best for 2016 – happiness, health, prosperity and runs that make you feel great.
Happy running 🙂
Life is short. Buy the shoes. And if they’re running shoes even better.
Happy New Year!