I did it! What’s Next?

1000 kilometers run in 2007!

I told a friend of mine this and he told me I have no need for a car anymore. I think I will keep the car though.

This was not my goal at the beginning of the year. I missed all of my goals that I set from the beginning. But, I did move forward in every aspect, just not as much as I had hoped. I think I was just a bit too ambitious. Now having another year behind me, I think I am ready to make a stab at a much bigger goal.

I signed up with a training/support group that has a 1000 mile goal for 2008.

I am not going to set any specific PR goals for races this year other than to say I have as a goal to PR in all distances that I run. I am really feeling great right now with some faster times on shorter distances.

Another goal I have for the year is a reading goal. I have a friend that said he has a goal of reading 800 pages a month for 2008. I don’t know how many pages a month I currently read, but I am going to take up his goal as my own and give it a real shot. I do know that some months I read that much, while other months I don’t. It may be a bit of a challenge to keep it up all year.

Does anyone track the number of pages you read? How do you do it? Paper log? Online log? I am leaning to something online just because I like the idea of sharing it with others, but I have not found anything I like. I guess I will just try to do an occasional post here with how I am doing towards my goal.

Happy Birthday!

We have rolled around to that time of year again. I am another year older.

My wife bought me two books off of my Amazon Wish List. She got me Running Through the Wall and Hal Higdon’s Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide. I have no idea when I will actually get them, but they have been purchased for me. She gave me two envelopes with a picture of the books she bought.

I also was handed a package that was squishy. I had a pretty good idea what was in it. I had been looking for a short sleeve white shirt for a few months. I finally found one. Why it was so hard to find I am not sure. I picked it up Thursday and threw it in the shopping cart. I told my wife she could wrap it as a birthday gift since she was having trouble picking out something for me. I was a little surprised that she actually did.

I don’t think I am going to be going out and stuffing myself like I did last year. I mostly took care of that last night. We had some friends who had an open house type party. Lots of candy and such. I had more than my share. Tonight we have an activity at the church where we will be eating more candy. If I have any caloric deficit, it is being made up this weekend.

While running this morning with my friend Jeff I told him it was my birthday. Then I got a big laugh out of it. I was thinking about being 38 years old. That means that in less than a year my older brother turns 40. hehe