Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What a year. And I don't really mean that in a good way!

It has been interesting. Lots of ups and downs, for all of our gang.

For those of us who didn't have a great year of training and eating right, and know that we left opportunity on the table -- it is what it is. But every morning, every minute, we can start fresh. So let's keep trying to move forward.

I am pretty sure I am done with half marathons, but I hate that this year hasn't been an improvement over last year. I really was looking forward to building on what I accomplished last year. But I didn't know I would lose my dad this year, and I didn't know that training without that "fear of being swept" would be harder. I also didn't know our Team Voice would be more distracted and busy and less connected this year (I'm a prime example) -- but it's totally understandable. And it certainly makes me understand how TRULY MAGICAL our experience was last year.

But it seems like we do have some Team Voicers who have had a great year, and are destined to have fabulous runs -- and I am SOOOO happy for them! You know, all year I've watched Rae's training and races, and am still amazed and flabbergasted by her drive! Could we please bottle some of this up, Rae?!!

Hopefully I'm not speaking out of turn about everyone's experiences this year. Please forgive me if I didn't say something quite the right way.

Now despite my bummer of a year, I am still VERY excited about seeing some of Team Voice in a few weeks at WDW! I'm NOT excited about the race, but I'll just gut it out and try to enjoy the experience as best I can.

And after MILE 13, I'll start looking forward to enjoying some 10Ks!


Matt said...

You're not out of turn at all, at least in my case. I have definitely had an off "season" (time after the DL and WDW halves)and it has been reflected in my blog activitiy. All we can do is press on and hopefully improve the next year.

Just because you've stopped doing races doesn't mean you have to stop training and it certainly doesn't mean you have to disconnect from the team! I'd miss you too much!

Jeff W. said...

Seems like that motivation has shifted around the team this year. Some have been more active than ever and others like me are just getting along. But at least I am progressivly doing more.

I think seeing everyone again will help spur us all along.

To quote a statement you made last year. "Hang in there baby!"

Merry Christmas. See you soon.

Amanda said...

Ah...are you sure you're not going to do any more half marathons? Is it just the fear of this one coming up and maybe a bit of the sadness you're feeling over the holidays talking? Trust me, I've been there and I do understand.

But you know - if you do decide you don't want to do any more half marathons you could consider going to WDW and volunteering. That way we'd all still get to see you and you cheer everyone on as they pass by!

I hope that you'll enjoy the race in a couple of weeks and I look forward to meeting you!