New Year, New Chris
Happy New Year to my handful of readers!! I know that I didn’t have much of a presence at all on this blog last year, and that’s one thing I really want to change this year. There are other things I want to change as well, and perhaps I will write more about those here in the next few posts.
One goal that I do have that relates to running is to just get out and do it more. I ran a very disappointing 204 miles last year. That’s about 1000 less than I really wanted to. So, without setting any specific running goals, I do want to beat my output from last year by a significant margin.
I don’t have any races on the calendar yet, but I do know that I want to run the Bolder Boulder again and this time try to break an hour in it. I have 5 months to get to that point, so I think it is doable. But, just getting out and experiencing the craziness of the Bolder Boulder is fun enough. To those of you that haven’t run it, I highly encourage you to do it, even if you are out of state! Come to Colorado for Memorial Day and experience a Boulder institution. Other races that I’m thinking about is the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon in August, and the Warrior Dash up at Copper Mountain a week or two after that. This will be the first year that my son is able to run the Warrior Dash (he’ll be 14 in May), and he has expressed an interest in doing that. So, we will see. I think, though, that the main goal is to just start running again on a regular basis and to lose the weight that I packed on in 2012.
So, I did go for a run today. I’m doing the Couch to 5K program again, and this was the 2nd day of the first week. It was chilly, about 25 degrees, but sunny and just a beautiful Colorado day. There were snow clouds covering the mountains, so we might be seeing some, but it doesn’t appear that there is any in the forecast. Anyway, it was a good run and humbling. I managed to get 2.18 miles in over 30 minutes. The fitness will come back, I just have to have patience.
A couple of side notes…I was running with music and one of the last songs that came on was Beautiful Day by U2. I love that song when it comes to being outdoors and running. It just fit my attitude and what I want to accomplish this year. The other side note is also music related…is it just me, or when you hear Gangnam Style, do you just want to break out in a horse trot while out on the trail. Maybe it’s just me.
Anyway, that’s it for now! I will be back soon, and I think I will talk about some of the stuff I want to accomplish this year. Until then, stay safe and Happy Running!