I guess we can keep on continuing with my rambles of 2012 with a July-December recap. I’m glad so many people found that my car sliding into a police car was hilarious. It wasn’t hilarious with the amount of money I had to pay as well as not having a car with a broken arm when it was 0 degrees outside…but I guess looking back it might seem funny on the outside.
July: Oh July…Celebrated my 22nd birthday…better than 21 because I didn’t celebrate with a stress fracture. Ran and PRed in the Allen Stone Run-Swim-Run (my 5k was an 18:57). Ran my first 80+ mile week and also just worked most of the rest of the time. July was all about working to make the money. I didn’t really do too much, just tried to stay busy.
August: Ran my first 90 mile week. Swam an open water 5k. Moved up to Ice cube, better known as Oswego, NY. Ran a half marathon because I had no friends up there to keep me mused. Finally, started my cross country season out with a second place overall in our very first race.
September: September was by far one of the hardest most stressful months for me. I found out it was viable for me to make it nationals in XC. Two hours later found out my cyst led to the muscle ripping off my bone…meaning time off of running. Worked on the Suicide Prevention Walk (for work) on campus (we raised close to 20,000 dollars!). Really started loving my internship.
October: Just kept cross training. It was a pretty blur month for me just reaping the after effects of September and being injured. I did start PMB though which I think helped me personally see positive when it seemed like my world was coming down. Got the most painful shot in my heel…cortisone. After a solid week of pain, it somewhat killed my cyst.
November: Began running again. Ran a 6:27 paced 6k on cross country after 2 months off and one week of running(I was extremely happy). Went to Texas (obviously a good week for me). Then got to go home and see some of my friends for a couple of days and then drive all the way back to NY. So much traveling I couldn’t contain myself. (I actually hate driving).
December: Stress. Stress. Stress. That is all. LOL. Just kidding, waited for my job…moved back home for a month. Literally did not know from day to day whether I could travel home or not. Finally found out that my job was going to work out. Ran a 19:04 5k out of nowhere after running a 20:10 5 days prior. Christmas. I’ve kept pretty low in December because of traveling and hanging out with family…typical December stuff.
Where does this leave me for 2013?
I assume sometime this year I’ll be injured (as runners normally are). I assume I’ll Pr at some point and move away from Oswego sometime (even if it’s back to VA). I assume I’ll continue to love my job in Oswego but it is from the people I love the most and eventually I’m going to have to make a decision of what I want to do. I’m hoping 2013 will be a great year for me (but who says…I’m hoping 2013 will be god awful?) So that’s that.
I’ll assume I’ll have really good weeks and months as well as really bad weeks and months. Hopefully none involve breaking a bone, hitting a policeman or cultivating a cyst in my heal.
Question for you: Tell me about your later 2012 or 2013 plans.