Have Fun Running
The idea was to focus less on PRs and more on the fun of running even during races. Done and done.
Beat My 2007 Total Mileage
I don't know whether I met my goal here, since I kept all my mileage in a running journal the first half of the year and everything I've done since June or so is in my Garmin. Will update on this later.
Explore New Trails
OK, I cheated here a little knowing full well that it was more than likely that I would be heading West when I posted this nearly a year ago. Still: CHECK!
Keep Up This Blog
I did OK on this goal. I wrote quite a bit the first half of the year, let it slide a little during the fall, but have picked it back up of late. The more I run, the more I blog, because I think about what to blog while I run.
Trail of the Year
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. It was the most scenic AND I got to watch a mother bear and her cub. Also, it yielded this picture of Pear Lake:
Race of the Year
Muir Beach. Hands down. Everybody should run this one at least once. The views are spectacular.
Accomplishment of the Year
My first 50k over in Alabama. That seems so long ago...
Disappointment of the Year
DNF at Pacifica. Still a good decision. No regrets.
Favorite New Trail
Summit trail up to Wildcat Peak at Tilden.
Realization of the Year
I'm better at downhill than uphill (even though I'd thought the opposite previously).
Hint of the Year
Wearing my Cal hat BEFORE I even got in. Ballsy! I've actually had this one for eight years or so, before I knew much about the school at all. I suppose it was destiny.
2nd Ballsiest Move of the Year
Two way tie: (1) drinking out of some dirty stream at Sweetwater (I challenge thee, irony!) and (2) sliding down some gigantic glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park because it looked 'fun'. (I never blogged about this, but it was as stupid and as much fun as it sounds. Once at the bottom, it took me over an hour to hike one mile to the closest trail, since avalanches had washed away the trail that was supposed to be there.)