I did not achieve a couple of the big goals I set for 2010. I didn't run a marathon PR in May, but I did run a solid race (my second fastest time) and I did it with very little speed work or marathon specific training. I did not finish the Leadville 100, but I learned some valuable lessons that I will take with me this year.
Despite these two (and a few other) defeats, I had a great running year. I ran a lot of miles with great friends on beautiful Colorado trails. I ran a lot of races (30 including the FCRC T&H series). I ran all but one of the Thursday night Towers Time Trials. I ran across the Grand Canyon and back in October. I got to witness and be a part of Ean's amazing launch in to road, trail and ultra running.
As I look back on the year, I am so thankful for my family that always supports and participates in our many running adventures; the incredible FCTR running community that is always up for another adventure; and the beautiful place where I live.
As 2012 begins, I hope to run smarter, run faster and have many more great adventures with my family and friends in the mountains, deserts and canyons.
Happy New Year!
|the FCTR crew at the Resolution Run 5K, New Years Eve 2011|