I always remember my parents saying how time flies as you age. I must be getting old because it's amazing how fast time is passing! I remember grade 5 feeling like an eternity and now it seems a year has come and gone in a flash.
I'm hoping 2013 will be a fresh start for me. I'm not expecting to "burst back onto the scene" but I am expecting a year of consistent training with a few races thrown in. I'm focused on performing my best a few years from now so I'm not overly concerned with results for the next little while, just plug along consistently. That's the goal.
I wouldn't say my foot is %100 healed but it's definitely getting there. I can run an hour and swimming is coming along too. I have to respect the amount of time off I had (7 months) and not be too concerned about how slow I am or how tired I get from what I would normally consider minimal training. One foot in front of the other!
Less training volume means I had time to enjoy the holidays with my family and boyfriend. Lots of quality time with immediate and extended family, good laughs and good food. I even got to go downhill skiing for the first time in ages! (My mom says I was 10 last time.) I was in the company of some pretty exceptional skiers so I was under some pressure! I am happy to say I didn't fall and I didn't get injured in any way. I'll try again in 4 years time :)
January really marks the beginning of my season, at least in my mind. The fall was for easing into some structure and exercise and more just like fluff training (I think I made up a new term!) but now I feel more serious. I've started training with the NTC again and utilizing what's being set up for us from TriCan and our new super HPD Libby Burrell. Anyway, I'm feeling good about the set up and plan back to action!
I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and I wish you all the best for 2013!