File this under: Better Late Than Never.
Nine days into 2012, I'm just getting to my goals. And, odd, because they are really pretty simple:
1. To have a strong and healthy year of running.
2. To meet my finish time goals in my two A races.
Yup, that's it. You see, I'm focused this year. Totally, 100% focused. I don't want to hobble through the year from one injury to the next, thus my first goal. And I want to run an awesome race at the New Jersey Marathon in May (my #1 A race) and an equally (if not more so) awesome race at the Mohawk-Hudson Half Marathon in October (my #2 A race), thus my second goal.
If I can stay healthy and injury-free, and if I can be smart and consistent with my training, I can run well in both of my A goal races.
I'm planning to do it.
2012 will be all about building on the strength of 2011. That was a great running year -- 2012 will be as good or better. No doubt about it.
Now, don't think for a second that I'm only going to run two races (hey, I started the year with a half marathon, after all!). Nope, I've got plans to run a few other races, in addition to my A races. Some of them will be for fun, some will be tune-up races for the marathon and the half. I'm still working on my complete racing schedule but once I have it, I'll post it.
So, that's it, friends. My goals.
Have a great week!