The year end is coming up pretty quick with the new year just looming over the horizon. Where did the time go? One minute it was January and the next thing I know is it's going to be the end of November in about a week or so.
Work wise, it's been a frantic year, with loads of ups and downs, thankfully it was more ups than downs :D Running wise, it's been a heck of a year. I can't even remember the number of races the wife and me took part in, which was a huge increase from last year.
If someone told me a year ago that I would run 5 half marathons this year and countless other shorter distanced races, I would have told them to get their head examined. In fact I would have got my own head examined if I told myself that I'm going to be attempting my first full marathon next year!
Running has taken over a huge part of the wife's and my life these days. What started out as just wanting to be healthy has turned into a huge passion for us. We're enjoying ourselves running so much so that when we don't run, we feel lousy. We look forward to races so that we can put all that hard training sessions to the test to see how we fare.
I'm mighty proud of her though, she gives her all in races, be it a short 5K race to a grueling 21K in hot blistering sun. Who would have thought that just a little over two years ago, a girl who didn't like running at all is now actually enjoying running half marathons. She's done three half's this year alone, one after the other and she's come out better and faster in each and every one of them. It won't be long before she one day says she want to attempt a full marathon. You mark my words :D
There's only two more races left for the year for the two of us, with the first one coming up this weekend which is the Nike City run and then followed immediately by our 'home ground' MPSJ run, both 10K events, something short and simple to end the year.
We'll be starting the year with the Newton 25K Run on the first day of the new year itself and then followed by the MPIB 12K run the week after, if I'm not mistaken. Though I've heard some nasty things about the route (Newton) having the grandmother of all hills and then some, I'm actually looking forward to it. It'll be a great way to kick off my marathon preparations for next year.
With that said and done, here's wishing all the best to everyone running the Desa Park City and Nike runs this weekend.