So is it end of the year or beginning of the new? I'm on to the beginning of the new. I couldn't even get to Reverb 11 this year after the December 4th lottery results. How can I reflect on 2011 when 2012 is dawning?
Okay, I will try and reflect. I had an extremely awesome 2011. I gained confidence in myself as a runner and posted a solid finish at Massanutten. I finally realized that I am *not* the same person that I was before, so I needed to drag my thinking about *that kim* is not the Kimba I am now. I finally left that other person behind, and had a very productive 2011.
I did not complete the WV Trilogy,so that left me with unfinished business. 50 Mile races do not seem to be my forte. There has been the suggestion of 'only' running the 50 miler at the Trilogy, but on the quick look, the Trilogy weekend looks to fall on my weekend to work, so that is out of the question.
Hardrock 2012 was not the plan. The plan was to apply for the Barkley, and complete one loop. To set myself up for more loops and sucess down the way. I was even planning on going to Frozen Head State Park in January, on my 4 day weekend.
Then the Hardrock lottery commenced, and spun me into the Hardrock Race for 2012.
And that's fine. I've got six months to train for it. I head out on January 1 for a run. I'm carrying my rain jacket. Why? Because I will be carrying it at HR. And I might as well start carrying the beginning of my gear now. Training commences now.
I am so looking forward to 2012. Seriously, it's "Living the Dream" year for me.