2012 promises to be an exciting year in the running world – hello, Olympic marathon! Okay, so I am biased to the marathon even though there will be Canadians in other events – but I am looking forward to actually having some Canadians to cheer for at one of my Olympic marathon parties (picture a Superbowl party, only with the time difference from London, it will be a brunch instead of an evening affair).
But I digress. I know that some of you have had a tough year and are happy to see the end of it – I’m happy to cheer in a new beginning with you. However, I am one of the fortunate ones to be able to say that 2011 was a fantastic year for me, so I would be remiss in not tipping my hat to the outgoing year.
When it comes to running, my overall mileage wasn’t as high as last year. However, I learned a lot. I got faster and more courageous, I raced smarter, and stayed injury-free. I visited places I have never been and talked to all sorts of interesting people. To each and every one of you who had any part in it, no matter how small it may seem to you, I say thank you – I couldn’t have done it without you.
And to absolutely everyone, a Happy New Year! I wish you PBs and medals and t-shirts galore. May your miles be merry and plentiful. The world is at your feet – go run it!