The State of my State
So this is my 2007 wrap-up and 2008 goals post all in one – and a few days later then the rest of the blogosphere. Cause really – ya’ll got your fill of reading the resolutions and goal posts last week, so I figured I’d give ya a little breathing room before I doused ya with a few more bulleted lines.
Oh…I don’t really do resolutions. Specific goals to me are more trackable and attainable.
Here’s 2007 in under a dozen bullets. Not bad for someone who usually has long rambling posts, ehh? I can write bulleted lists like no other.
In the Nation’s Tri
(an Oly), I almost hit the elusive 40 minute 10K mark, just shy by 12 seconds…if only I had known.
I then dropped my half-marathon time from a 1:49 to a 1:37 and then down again to a 1:26
– still short of my goal 1:23 time though. But enough to take Top 10 in my AG out of 400. Ending the year on a positive note. Woot!
So I have a few (ok, perhaps a lot) of 2008 goals. Many of them are somewhat self-fulfilling though. Meaning, if I run a 36-minute 10K, doing a 60 minute ten miler really isn’t that much harder.
Yes, I’m a type-A personality – and yes it’s a long list of goals. But I’m a goal oriented person. I check off the goal and move onto the next, enjoying the ride along the way. Simple as that.
Run a 36 minute 10K
Break under the 59:59 for a 10-miler
Run a sub-1:23 half-marathon
Run a sub-3:10 marathon
Finish a half-Ironman in under 4:50
Shaving off 30 minutes from last year isn’t going to be as hard as it might appear. I’ve got 10 minutes that I spent tossing cookies last time, and 10-15 more minutes I spent with two flat tires. That really leaves me with speeding up my half-marathon splits (was 7:45) – which I’ve already taken care of (now closer to 6:30’s).
Finish the bike portion of my Ironman in under 5.3 hours
Run a total of at least 1,500 miles
Bike a total of at least 4,200 miles
Bring my half-Ironman swim time to under 29 minutes
Not get hurt
******* *o* **** (I’m not revealing what this goal is, just leaving it here for future reference, the asterisks have corresponding letters)
Meet up with a few more bloggers!
Have fun the whole way!