As we embark on the journey that is a new year, I always think it is important to take the time to think about what we want to accomplish. It is important to think about the coming year, but also take the time to check in on the current trajectory that your life is headed.Do the inner work required to find out what truly excites you.
For some reason or another this racing season I wanted to test the limits of my body both mentally and physically by signing up for a string of races, with short recovery windows in between and no opportunity to actually train for them.Let me explain... A month prior to Wascally I ran my "A" race of the year the Fredericton Marathon (you can read that race report HERE).
By all accounts my racing season in 2016 did not go well. I failed to meet all of my major goals. I did not qualify for the Boston Marathon, I blew up completely at the Brookvale 50k, and I DNF'd my first 100 miler. Well if all I cared about was results, this would be the time to through in the towel and give up.