Happy Wednesday! Many of us are headed towards a long weekend, the first break since the beginning of 2016. Here in Virginia, we get an extra long weekend because we celebrate Lee-Jackson Day on Friday and then Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday. If you have a long weekend coming up, I hope it’s a good one! In the meantime, I’m linking up with Debbie for her Wednesday Word link up.
This week’s word is accountable.
What keeps me accountable? Having a race on the schedule, a plan to follow (even if it’s not a formal training plan), a log to write down my workouts, and a running buddy to meet up with. All of these things combine to get me out the door, even on the days when I don’t want to.
Having a race (or several races) on the calendar is definitely a great motivator. Although many of us have put 2015 in the rearview mirror, I wanted to take a minute to review my 2015 racing. I made this little pictogram in 2014 and decided to do it again to review my racing this past year.
I had a hard time choosing my favorites, so I had to combine my favorites with the accomplishments I was most proud of. Hence the RNUTS trail series and the Ragnar trail (both new experiences this year). Honorable mention went to Blue Ridge (a road race that is really more like a trail race, because of its elevation), but I also really had a blast running the Hokie Half with my little sister and loved this year’s shirt.
As you can see, I put a lot of focus on trails this past year, and that definitely leads into goals I have for this year!
How do you stay accountable?
How was your 2015 year in racing?