Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009- what a year!

Well as 2009 comes to a close and TV radio and news are all filled with recaps I think a recap on my own triumph of 2009 is in order. I started the racing season of 2009 with my first 5k in April. I ran with my Mom and Dad. Dutch ran the race too. It was unseasonalby warm for Worcester, MA. In the 90s in April?! My goal was to finish the race and not walk! Well I did it! From there I was running a 5K a month or so.

Then in July I signed up for Triathlon! FIRST EVER! Who goes from 5K to triathlon?! haha :) It was a great event! I had so much fun. I can't wait to do another. And coming in 2nd in my division and having a ribbon to show for it, doesn't hurt at all either! Too bad I waited until the end of the season to get going on that dream- oh well next season plenty more ahead.

Shortly after my first Triathlon in September I signed up to run a half marathon in November. I had never run more than 5 miles but a half marathon sounded like it was just outside the threshold of what I was capable of, so I signed up. I trained and raced a few more 5ks and a 10k as a part of my training plan. Then flew to Atlanta and raced! I finished. I did a half marathon! And to be honest I would like to do another!

So let's see in 2009 I did 7 5Ks 1 Triathlon 1 10K 1 Half Marathon. Not too bad for someone who has never competed in these types of events. I hope 2010 brings many more triathlons and another half, with a sprinkling of 5ks and 10ks! Have a happy new year! And bring on 2010!