In 2016, I got a lost faster. I set a 3-minute PR in the 10k, a 6-minute PR in the half-marathon and a 24-minute PR in the full marathon.
In 2017, I want to get even faster.
In 2016, I discovered the joy in social running. How it holds you accountable and pushes you to be faster and stronger.
In 2017, I want to connect even further with the Toronto running community and use it to become an even better runner.
In 2016, I developed a regular strength training routine. I went to bootcamps and yoga regularly.
In 2017, I want to add a weights class to my routine and step up yoga.
I’m proud of 2016 and happy with how far I’ve come, but my PRs in the half and the full marathons were annoying – both were shades above the time goals I set for myself. I crossed those finished lines annoyed and a smidge disappointed.
In 2017, I want to cross a finish line exhausted and elated – having crushed a goal completely, no asterisk, and knowing I left it all out there.
This year was about reconnecting with hard work.
Next year is about embracing it.