Glancing back at running in 2016 I see many things. Mostly I see happiness, success and new bling! Yes there was the hurt knee that caused a dream to be put on the back burner, but even now I can see the silver lining in that (but I do wish that I was looking at a medal rather than at lessons learnt, but that’s just life, bring on 2017 and another opportunity to have go). 2016 saw this Unsporty Woman run marathon numbers three, four and five. Five Marathons! Who would’ve ever thought that? Certainly not my pre-running self. Glancing back at other areas of life in 2016, well, it’s not been an easy year so let’s concentrate on running!
2016 Running sees new friendships made, blogging friends met, laughing, trips away, eating and lots of funny silly antics that only runners can get up to. AND biggest of all the start of becoming a triathlete (that’s part of that sore-knee silver lining and indeed a difficult road that is leading to a beautiful – maybe that should be fun or even funny – destination).
New photos and new medals and one new trophy (Pauly’s). Brag wall or memory wall?
Memories of countless training runs and wonderful trips away is how I see this wall.
Already The Quackers are hatching new dreams and plans that not only get us clucky but put us into a happy flap: Auckland Marathon (New Zealand), maybe Sydney Marathon. Right before us is another trip to Hobart and the Cadbury Marathon where Louie and Huey will run the full and Janette (Daisy) and the Unsporty Woman will run the half. Both Janette and I are coming back from time off running. Cadbury is going to be a huge celebration but perhaps it’s the thought of chocolate at the finish line that will keep us both waddling along (that and catching up with Megan again). The clawback of fitness and endurance is tough but Daisy and Unsporty have got the guts and determination to do it! It’s one step at a time for these two duckies.
We are looking at some trail runs; 2017 will see us line up for a trail half marathon in March that’s part of the Tassie Trail Fest. What else? We are signed up to run at The Great Ocean Road again. Hopefully another turn at Run Melbourne, parkruns here and there and some Launceston Running Club runs. We’ll be trying to get into town to run with The Running Group AND Janette and I have just booked a trip to Melbourne in February to see Usain Bolt run!
This summer/autumn will see some of the brave little Quackers participate in a number of Super Sprint Triathlons in Tasmania. I’m hoping that I’m not going to be the only one!
I’m grateful to the past for what it has taught me, but as the quote says, I’m not going that way. I’m going forward. Here’s to a wonderful 2017 for all of us. May all your dreams come true.
From me to you Happy, Safe, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
Happy running 🙂
PS Here are some wishes from me to you xxx
Whatever your far is, I hope you get to that goal distance in 2017
For all the 2016 typos, wrong punctuation, incorrect spelling and bad grammar from this Unsporty Woman…sorry!