At the beginning of the calendar year, I jotted down some goals for 2016 in my paper running log. Yes, that’s right, in addition to my online log, I still use a paper running log as well. It’s a very fancy composition notebook that I paid a whopping $0.97 for at Target.
Anyway, like I was saying, I wrote down some goals for the year. One of them was “PR at something.” It’s a pretty general goal upon first glance, but keep in mind that I’m 37 years old, have been running competitively for 24 years, and I’ve only run one PR in the past ten years, a 5-mile road PR in 2013.
In the time since 2006, I have had several running-related injuries, a collection of health issues, and have had two children. My body has been through a lot. So, this goal of logging a PR was a long shot, but I wrote it down anyway. Read more >>