It was interesting for me to look back at my blogging this year and watch the progression. I think if I had to sum up my year it would be in two words Determination and Perseverance. I was frustrated a lot of the time but I just kept making mini-goals and readjusting as I went. I celebrated every accomplishment, no matter how minor. I was surrounded by wonderful supportive friends and family. If I can do it - ANYBODY can!
Looking back at 2008
January 1st I blogged about my goals and also added my ongoing mini-goals through the year.
Not long into the year, I began having trouble with my shins again and got orthotics.
Later in January, I continued to struggle with the running.
By the end of February, I started to stress about my impeding laser eye surgery, and more running problems.
By March, my running problems start to turn around.
In April, I was starting to understand my body, what it can do, and what it is telling me.
In May, I got a wetsuit!
By June, things were finally starting to go well.
My first 5k race of the season. Do I try to go hard or protect my legs?
At the end of June I finally got my new carbon Trek Madone 5.1 road bike
And I got into the 'zone' when I was running!
In July, I faced new fears - the open water swim....
I had another running race - 8km - went easy this time.
I realized I couldn't do any of it without Erik.
Later in July, I had to face my swimming fears.
Early August, planning, practicing, rehearsing,,,
Freaking out just before the triathlon. It's here!!!!
I did it! August 17, 2008
Zen Run 10k, for run, had to walk lots, still have leg pain.