Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Goals For This Year

At the beginning of this year I started swimming to train for my first triathlon (I started biking in September of last year and I love it).  Unfortunately I ended up with two shoulder injuries (torn left and right rotator cuff at different times and a torn bicep).  It hurt to even run at times so I was out of commission with running never mind trying to swim.  Around the time of my injuries I was also hit with a stomach virus, a flu like virus, and a cold virus that lasted in my lungs for about three weeks.  I went from running 5 miles 4x a week to not doing anything for a week at a time.  Now things are starting to come back and I'm running 4x a week with 3 of those times at 3 miles and the 4th time is my long run of 5+ miles.

I decided to scrap the idea of a triathlon this year because my endurance is nil in swimming and I don't want to put the pressure on myself to train for that.  I want to work on my shoulders and keep them strong and with out injury. Eventually I will give swimming a try but for now I've decided to focus on running and doing a little bit of biking.

I'm signing up for a half marathon that takes place in September (my second half marathon) and I'm signing up for my first full marathon that takes place in November.  I figure I'll have plenty of time between now and then to train.

When a wrench gets thrown in the works be flexible and patient with yourself.  Life happens.  Enjoy it.

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