Obligatory 2016 Review and 2017 Plans

So much of my life changed last year in many ways.  Apologies, this blog may be a bit more wordy than usual, but I’ll keep it as short as I can 🙂

Weight

Since my Diabetes diagnosis I’d been loosing weight gradually.  Started 2016 at 9st 11lbs and got down to 8st 5lbs which meant I lost a total of 32lbs overall.

Running

All I can say about it is that I had an amazing running year.  I got PBs in 5k, 10k, 10 mile, half marathon and marathon.

Here is a bit of a breakdown of previous and new PBs.

5k – 36:30 set in 2015 down to 30:37 in 2016

10k – 1:19:11 set in 2015 down to 1:03:56 in 2016

10 Mile – 2:20:31 set in 2013 down to 1:50:35 in 2016

Half Marathon – 2:58:53 set in 2015 down to 2:24:31 in 2016

Marathon – 7:09:48 set in 2014 down to 5:49:33 in 2016

Number of Races completed – 20

Highlights

Banishing the Marathon demons 🙂

My first ultra – Glenmore 24 (12 hour race)

Lakeland Trails 15k with a wonderful group of Fetchies

2017 Plans/Goals

The thing is I have put on some pounds over the holidays so I really need to sort myself out eating wise as I could stand to shift another 7 pounds, so that’s my first goal for 2017.

As far as running goes, I would quite like to work on these times to get them better still.  I am doing quite a bit of cross training at the gym at the moment and that is helping, but I need to be a bit more focused with my training.

I would also like to do more cycling and swimming with an eventual goal (not sure if it will be 2017 or not) of doing a little triathlon.  My swimming and cycling pretty much suck at the moment, so there is lots of work to be done there.

There are some personal changes ahead which could be be challenging, but I know they won’t last, so the best thing is to push on forward and get on with the job in hand.

Lastly, I would like to wish everyone health and happiness for 2017.

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