Hey guys! It's been a long time since I've been on the Loop. I think I've only posted once on the "new" Loop, which isn't that new anymore, is it? Anyhow, I'm coming back and plan to keep coming back.
2018 was an up and down year. I came into this year off a really crummy 2017 when I had PF for pretty much the whole year, which caused me to run very little until the last couple months. I eventually got past PF and slooooowwwwwwwly built up to running some reasonable miles. It was nice to be running 3-5 miles 2-3X a week again.
I ramped up a bit in the summer to run a 100 mile relay up in Vermont with a few other Loopsters. I've done that race a few times previously and always enjoy it - the challenge of running 3 times in a long day, the scenery, but most of all the camaraderie/company of my team. I look forward to doing it again in 2019.
Things got very busy at work in the fall so the running dropped in priority unfortunately. Not a whole lot I can do about the work situation, aside from looking for a new job (which I am doing). But I'm getting in enough runs here at the end of the year to go over 500 miles for the year. I looked back in my log and see this is more than double my 2017 total, which makes me happy. Hopefully my 2019 total will be up over 1,000 miles like I did a few year back.
I'm itching to put a few races on my calendar. Thinking the New Jersey one in late April will be official soon. Maybe another half in the fall. Or if things go well, maybe my 3rd marathon.
So, that's what's new with me. Hope all of you get off to a great start in the new year and accomplish everything you wish for in 2019!!