Boston playoff game June
Wedding in August
Cruise in March
3rd anniversary in June
It has been fun and inspiring reading everyone’s goals and recaps of 2008.
2008 was my best running year yet *the first half
Instead of hibernating for the winter, I really amped up my training, worked towards higher mileage and speed and got outside for long runs on the weekends with Abby when I could, or on the treadmill. It payed off in the spring season as I PRed from late March through May on every race that I ran. I was running races almost every weekend knowing that soon I wouldn’t be racing as much. I really enjoyed Bill coming to more races this year to cheer me on!
I met my Broad Stgoal of breaking 1:20:00 and scored with a 1:18:57. My last ‘race’ was a 10k in mid/late May where Bill was asked to help guide runners through the finish chutes and was standing cheering at the finish. A fun memory. At that race I dropped 6 minutes off my 2007 time! I got my pace down and was able to hold it for racing. It was such a great feeling. Then, pregnancy hit. My pace started gradually going up and has continued to do so! I still ran the Philly Distance Run and Baltimore 1/2 marathon and walked the first half of the Philly marathon. My goal for this pregnancy has just been to be able to run so I hope to run up until the lil peanut comes along. I applied for Boston with a charity that I strongly believed in and left it up to fate and got in, so 2 months after my due date I’ll be run (crawl/jog/walk) – ing Boston. I have a personal goal of raising $5000 and so far I’ve raised $1370 (http://www.runDFMC.org/natalied2009). I would love to qualify for Boston at some point, but I haven’t been good with marathon pacing.
So, 2009 brings some races (Let’s hope for a baby a few weeks early and quick recovery!)
Hopeful Arrival Date: Feb 7?? Actual Due Date: Feb 20 Realistic Due Date: March 1?
Caesar Rodney Half March 15, 2009 (?? questionable)
10 miler – Ocean Drive March 29, 2009 (year 2) *
Boston Marathon April 20, 2009 (year #1) *
Broad Street Run May 3, 2009 (year 5 for me)
Kennett Run May, 2009 (year 3)
Philly Distance Run September 20, 2009 (year 4) *
* already registered
fall marathon ideas: Chicago, Philly (year 3?)
Food – did pretty well this year and felt like I didn’t have to do much regulating. Still need to work on the veggies, as I started getting turned off by them at the beginning of the pregnancy.
People – Friends have become closer or further apart as I recognize what type of person I want to become and what type of people I want to surround myself with.
Myself – I am pretty happy with the person I am becoming but do still want to work on being less uptight, less critical of/hard on people and more of a positive person.
My other 1/2: Like you see in all of the pictures above, we’re a team! I wouldn’t be able to take the time out of my day to run, train and do races without Bill’s support. I am excited to mold and build our little peanut together!
I’m looking forward to our new family member to join us soon and to run along with the lil peanut runner.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! Best wishes for 2009!