So despite the injuries, despite the amount of time I have been forced to the side-lines, despite the fact that I have just got to running again this week…I have set one final goal for 2011.
Silvesterlauf 10K Race (photo from 2010 Race)
I am going to run a New Year’s Eve 10K race! The Kottweiler-Schwanden sports club is sponsoring the 39th International New Year’s Eve Street Run, and so far there are 93 people running (I am number 93). What better way to leave the year I began running, then by reaching a new goal that I have not met before! Since I have only been able to bust put 2 mile runs this week, I have my work cut out for me. I plan on upping mileage as safely as possible and then if I need to interval it during the run, so be it. I am sure I can do it if I do some tempo training and endurance training (safely) over the next two weeks. My mileage will come back and I am sure I will be okay!!! A race with my group, in Germany on New Year’s Eve…that is one great way to welcome 2012!
Not only do I get to meet a goal (although, it will probably be very slow), I get to do it with my running group! See how our names are registered all in order!!!??!!
88. Marin, Lisa 1972 w W30
89. Eaton Heins, Jodi 1971 w W40
90. Rafferty, Michael 1958 m M50
91. Ramirez, Jeannette 1974 w W30
92. Ramirez, Rob 1967 m M40
93. Groff, Amanda 1932 w W70
Also, notice the mistake I made when registering….It asked for ‘vintage’ (bad translation from Google Translate) which I thought meant my age. I typed ‘32’, but it meant the year of birth, so I am showing as being born in 1932 and am in the women’s 70 years+ category! Ha ha, oops! At least this way I can blame it on my age when I come in slow, by pretending to be a 79 year old who doesn’t exercise! I know for a fact there are many a women of that age who could out run my as any day of the week! Since Eric will be on night shift, I figure I can tire myself out with this race (get my neighbor to bring James for my finish line ‘high five’) then go home and ring in the new year
asleep on the sofa celebrating with my boys!
What are your plans for New Year’s Eve???