For once, I was happy to have the little 14-pounder pulling me up the hills (I don't know how she does that?). It was less helpful on the downhills, which I mostly spent squeaking "Lucy, Lucy, wait. Lucy, wait!" I tried to wear my traction aids, but I must have put them on wrong because they kept popping off.
All that hiking gave me time to think about the new year and what I want to do in the running department in 2013. It was actually a pretty short hike, turns out there isn't a lot I want to do. Just run a marathon. I wish it was in October instead of June because I'm already nervous that I won't be able to train for it properly. I will just do my best and maybe not qualify for the Olympic trials this year ;)
I have more non-running running resolutions than actual feet in asics, mapping my run, Gatorade-drinking running resolutions.
I know these are not specific or very measurable so I might be setting myself up to fail, but I resolve to:
1.) Cross-train. A lot. Hiking, biking, swimming, spinning, skiing, walking, elliptical, anything and everything.
2.) Build a strong core.
3.) Yoga one day, pilates the next day. Gently repeat.
4.) Rehab this hip and run a freaking marathon.
Do you usually stick to your new year's resolutions? Any great success stories?