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New year, same me | AnnaTheApple

New 12 months, same me | AnnaTheApple

I simply re-read my closing 12 months’s New Year’s answer put up. I say “resolutions” however I don’t in point of fact cause them to… principally it was once what I had deliberate for the 12 months principally.

It was once in point of fact attention-grabbing. My plan for the Dubai Marathon, that I ran in January, was once to “go for it” and my plan for the Brighton Marathon was once to only bimble spherical. How other that became out! Dubai was once my slowest marathon time of the 12 months (three:39:58) while Brighton is now my PB (three:16:28). It’s humorous how issues are by no means as you intend (smartly for me definitely).

2018 was once a in point of fact just right 12 months for me in the case of working. I ran 5 marathons! I put the exclamation mark as a result of this nonetheless shocks me. My frame is such a lot more potent. SO a lot more potent. Regularly going to the fitness center and dealing on my power has vastly helped. I do know the place my weaknesses are and what to paintings on. I’ve had minimum niggles, and the rest that did crop up disappeared fairly temporarily.

I ran 1,633.nine miles. I PB’ed at my 5k (19:40), was once 5 seconds off a Five miles PB (33:48), unofficiallybeat my 10ok thrice all over coaching runs (41:49), beat my part marathon PB (1:31:106) and were given a brand new marathon PB (three:16:28). So in purely performance-related achievements, I believe I’ve carried out smartly!

Hitting my goal of working a sub-20 minute parkrun, a objective I had initially of the 12 months, made me more than happy. I imply it was once horrifically arduous and I felt each and every unmarried 2nd, however I were given there (two times in reality, I squeezed a 19:59 at Victoria Docks parkrun). I’m more than happy with that point and really feel no want to try to move quicker. Sure sub-19 minute sounds superb however so does profitable the lottery, some issues in lifestyles aren’t intended to occur to me 😉

One of my maximum proud achievements was once getting my parkrun Alphabet Challenge finished. It in truth took me numerous setting up , however I had such a lot a laugh alongside the best way. It gave me just right excuses to seek advice from pals, move to other puts and feature adventures. Something I see is going firmly hand in hand with my working.

So 2019. Well, I’d find irresistible to do Four-Five marathons once more. In the plan lately is a Barcelona in March, Manchester in April (I do know, scarily shut to one another), Chicago in October (my LAST Marathon Major!!!) and more than likely Portsmouth Coastal in December once more. I see an opening between April and October so I’m positive if all is easily I’ll squeeze one thing in between. But I don’t wish to transform complacent with my new discovered “lack of injury” standing I’ve so I gained’t make any assumptions evenly!

It could be great to get with regards to my marathon PB once more. Manchester or Chicago could be viable choices as they’re each flat. The New York Marathon confirmed me I may put a great time in and nonetheless experience myself in order that makes me extra susceptible to take a look at. But getting underneath three:16 will require constant, cast working and virtually definitely with some speedwork installed. This is one thing I more than likely will have to have as a objective… however exact monitor? No I believe I’m carried out with that. Let’s be truthful, going from 0 speedwork to intense PROPER speedwork at the monitor was once by no means going to be a perfect have compatibility for me.

So in all probability some much less formal periods with Hedge End Running Club (who’re a little bit extra chilled about these items) and a few periods alone… now and again anyway. I gained’t decide to the rest as ludicrous as “once a week” as that’s a lofty goal that I’ll by no means hit. Baby steps.

In phrases of my lifestyles out of doors of working… smartly, for those who couldn’t inform I’m more than happy. I wouldn’t have idea I’d be this satisfied closing 12 months however I’m.

It’s humorous as a result of I in reality didn’t suppose I used to be lacking the rest. I used to be moderately content material bumbling along side my lifestyles and didn’t in point of fact suppose I wanted any person to “make” me satisfied. But there you move. Kyle and I’ve numerous adventures deliberate for this 12 months. I simply hope I don’t mess the rest up! I imply there’s sure to be many extra Anna’isms in the course of the 12 months however I suppose that’s to be anticipated…

Do you’re making New Year’s resolutions?

What are your targets for the 12 months?

Did you reach what you sought after in 2018?

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