Thursday, December 29, 2011

Looking forward to 2012


Another year has passed as I reflect on how much depth life has provided.  Rewarding in areas I never expected, and challenging in other areas.  I even embrace the defeats for I learn the most about myself during these times.  Special thanks to my blogging family for all the encouragement and support you have giving me.  I have enjoyed learning through your blogs, and get motivated by your accomplishments, as you shared the highs and lows of your life.  There are no words for the positive vibs, tough love, and comradely we share.  We are truly a unique breed of athletes!  I look forward to another year as we comment on each other’s victories, challenges, defeats, and life moments. 

As for 2012, after reviewing my work and family schedules, I filled in the holes with races which I could support.  My focus will be going back to Mohican 100 and redeeming myself.  The fire still burns hot inside to overcome this course, again.  It’s time to start building some serious mileage and strength to prepare me for the challenge.  The last two months have been low volume easy runs (which should make for an interesting time at the Disney Goofy Challenge next weekend) with little to no long runs.  The recovery has been nice, but it’s now time to build-up and prepare for the challenges of 2012.

9 comments:

Char said...

I'm glad you haven't given up on the Mohican 100. It's hard to give up something that you want to achieve so badly.

Happy New Year and may 2012 be your year to smash that race!

Black Knight said...

Good luck for the challenges of 2012 and mainly for a successful Mohican 100.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Olga said...

Happy New Yar, man.

DawnB said...

Looking forward to hearing from you too Thomas in 2012. I hope to be here more often than not. Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Stephanie said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Thomas. I think it's awesome you're going back to tackle the tough Mohican course!

Giorgio said...

Glad the recovery has been nice! I look forward to reading about your challenges! Good luck for your running plan of 2012!
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Beth said...

Good luck in Disney! I absolutely love those races and would love to do the Goofy after I go after my Ironman goals. Wishing you all the best in 2012 and I'm looking forward to following your quest for a great Mohican 100!

Raina said...

Getting revenge on a course...I think I understand that. Hope you have a great 2012. Good work on the easy build up!

Kenley said...

Thank you very much, and the same back to you as well. Look forward to commenting and reading what you are about in 2012. I esp look forward to how you do at the Mohican 100. How appropriate, or ironic of a name of a course in which not so trained for.....goofy challenge, but I am sure you will rock it. Take care and Happy New Year Thomas.