The prompt for this week was predictions for 2018 in January.
I don’t know that I want to make predictions. I’m hesitant.
So many things can happen and, after my injury that required surgery, I prefer to just kind of roll with the punches and not hold myself to too many hard promises.
That said, there are a few (running) things I’m looking forward to in 2018.
1. My first 20 miler
Why on earth would anyone look forward to running 20 miles? I don’t know either but I do know that I’m really looking forward to upping my mileage and being out there for a few hours. Yes. It is true. I’m crazy.
2. More trail runs
I’ve spent a lot of my running years/miles on the road. And there’s nothing wrong with that! But, I have run a couple trail races (and LOVED them) and we do like to hike and there’s just something about being on a trail. It’s peaceful, it’s beautiful, it’s challenging, it’s reflective. And, it’s where I want to be.
3. Group runs
Man, have I missed running with people!!! I’ve definitely gotten used to running by myself, and some days I totally relish the silence, but this past weekend really showed me how much I miss a running buddy/group. First of all, I don’t have to do all the talking!
Okay, I don’t talk OUT LOUD to myself when I’m running alone. Well, fine. Sometimes I do. But, I don’t do it often. #dontjudgeme But, I definitely do a lot of thinking to myself. And sometimes, that can really be exhausting!! In a group, there are always the “talkers” and I love having them around because they can talk and I can listen and forget about what I’m doing! haha
4. Trail races
I’m signed up for one and I’m considering another. There may be some changes to my goals/plans coming but … it’s all good! Now that I’m with a group of trail running ultra runners, I have WAY more information on upcoming trail runs. I think my life might be about to change.
See above. haha.
I haven’t officially made new plans so I’m not sharing any info but there may be some race travel happening in 2018. Whoop!
I’m definitely driving up to stay with my folks for the MCM series 17.75k in March and then the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in April but I’m thinking I need to travel farther than 150 miles….. Stay tuned!!! 🙂