I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I never have. My decisions for change do not correlate with dates on a calendar. However, I can look back at a preceding year and reflect on what I’ve learned (or not learned) and this year was no exception.
Here are a few crucial things I learned in 2012:
- When flying to a race, do not check the baggage containing critical racing gear.
- Massages are great for workout and injury recovery. Worth the money!
- I am one of the unfortunate few who have negative buoyancy. Look it up.
- Chasing Spartan Race points is stressful. I’m not doing that this year. Going to race when and where I want, regardless of how it may affect my overall points standing.
- Racing non-competitively (I guess technically that is not racing) can be fun….if I’ve run in a competitive heat earlier.
- I prefer racing in warm weather. Actually I already knew that, but since I’m cold at the moment I thought I would re-list it.
- Training too intensely too often is a recipe for injury. Don’t do that!
- Trying to come back from injuries too soon is counter-productive. Wastes even more time.
- The more often I race, the more I enjoy it. I need to race again soon!