1. Qualify for Boston. Done!
2. Run 1800 miles in the calendar year. Done!
3. Break 3 hours in Chicago. Incomplete. Didn't run it.
4. Set new PR's in 3 distances other than the marathon. Done! 15k PR in February. Half-Marathon PR in March (kinda...the course was short). 50 Mile PR in October.
5. Guide 5 people to enter a race and run a distance longer than they've ever run before. Done! Ellie ran a marathon. I coached 4 ladies in town to run a 4 mile event. Ellie's brothers and sister-in-law participated in the Fall 50 Relay.
6. Stay injury free--not "hurt" free. Injury free. Done!
7. Run with others more. Err...not so much.
8. Walk to work more days than I drive. Definitely a fail. But I've got an arsenal of legitimate
I'm pretty excited to post about goals in 2009, but I'm not ready to yet. You see, "The Cero Ocho," as the cool kids are calling it, was a great running year for me, and worthy of 8 additional bullet points to represent my favorite running-related memories.
Don't worry--I'm not going to drag this out into 8 or 9 seperate posts...as others have felt so inclined to bore us with. And you'll have to click on the links, if you want, to read more, but these are the memories that made '08 a fantastic year for running!
Nic's Top 8 of '08
8 - My Colorado Running Adventure--Morning and Afternoon Runs!
7 - Running in Less than Optimal Conditions (Snowstorms, Floods, and Tropical Storms)
6 - Running with Roy.
5 - Running a 10 minute negative split in Fox Cities
4 - My First BQ in Madison
3 - Running 3:08:19 in Milwaukee.
2 - Ellie finishing Grandma's.
1 - Finishing the Fall 50.
Merry Christmas to everyone! I have many cookies to eat, many gifts (thank you all in advance...they haven't arrived yet), and many present to buy yet at the last minute. Enjoy the time I'm saving you not having to read my posts by spending it with your families!!