That is all behind me now, a horrible phase which has thankfully been relegated to memory only. 2007 was the year I was REBORN!
I ran (as best as I can guesstimate, considering my stats are spread out over three different record-keeping places) about 460 miles since May.
I ran one one-mile, six 5Ks, one four-mile, one 5.25-mile and one 13.1 mile race.
My best mile time was 7:48.
My best 5K time was 25:01.
My best (unofficial) 10K time was 54:45.
My half marathon time was 2:07.
I killed off two pairs of running shoes and am now working on my third.
I acquired the greatest piece of electronic wizardry known to man, the Garmin Forerunner 305. They can have my Garmin when they pry it from my cold dead hands (I say the same thing about TiVo).
I lost a further 40 pounds (slight setback over the past week of holiday feasting but I'm back on track now)
I made some excellent new friends who also love to run.
I have annoyed family and friends with endless blather about running.
I learned to love the quiet predawn hours. I also (sort of) learned to love the biting cold.
I learned how to love life again.
For 2008 I want to:
- Run my next half marathon in under 2 hours
- Run a 7:00 mile
- Run a sub-25:00 5K
- Get a new 5K PR (will have to be less than 23:21)
- Run a 10K race
- Run the Detroit Marathon!
- Reach my Weight Watchers goal weight
- Run as much as humanly possible without injury