Almost a former blogger

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.


I've had an issue in the past month or so in which I have a lot of things on my mind, but they haven't made their way to my blog. Focus: 2012's word

This past weekend’s race is a perfect example – I signed up a couple of days before Christmas, but it only got a small mention in a post last week. I had a lot of thoughts about doing a trail race and running an event in January, but I just never put those thoughts together.

While some may say it's no big deal or who cares, it comes down to something I need more of – focus. During last night's #runchat, Scott and I asked fellow runners what their word for 2012 would be to help achieve their goals. Out of nowhere I came up with "focus."

I was definitely focused last year, but I've lost a lot of that lately. It's weird to say that, especially after the holiday run streak and ending the year strong, but I feel like I've lost something.

So now it's time to get refocused and do the things I say I'm going to do. Lists of goals and letters to myself sound good, but I have to put those things in action.

I have the Shamrock Half Marathon in 68 days and then something after that a little more than 2 months later. And that "something" is something I have to save for another post ...

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