2011 has been a year of achievements and expereriences for me. I faced my greatest challenge yet, the London Marathon and loved it despite losing a tooth and shoe at mile 15 ! A month later I completed the London Moonwalk hand in hand with my sister Sue.
Scores on the Doors for 2011:
Running = 684 miles
Cycling = 310 miles
Swimming = 21 miles
Total mileage 1,992 – over 2,000 2012 challenge.
Nine races including London marathon, London Olympic distance triathlon, Cotswold and Dorney triathlons. Did a 2 mile Big Swim and was the run leg of a tri team. This mileage excluded the 26.2 miles Moonwalk in London and miles of hill walking on local pheasant shoots in Wiltshire.
Back on the snowboard after a 2 year absence, with Stuart, Tom and Pauline. First skied with Stuart 14 years ago so following my plan I will be back on skis for a day next year – once every five years is enough for me now.
Mike & I went to experience the Spa, F1 Grand Prix in August – the sights, sounds and smells were amazing. Walked Eau Rouge – thats a steep hill and good workout !
I startedshooting on the first day of the season in October and had the honour of the first bird and nearly half the bag ! Then shoot on average once a week and thorough enjoyed my time out in the countryside and filling our freezer as well as providing others with fresh locally shot pheasant.
I had an interview for an Olympic Games Maker volunteer, still waiting to hear. Have been lucky in the Olympic park run in March 2012 – 5 miles around the Olympic park then finish on the running track in the stadium on the actually finish line – how cool and lucky am I ! Also confirmed tickets to see cycling, swimming, athletics and equestrian 🙂
Kira – our working cocker became our third dog joining us in January. Cheeky and full of life, now 14 months old.
Easing out of 2011 slightly heavier than I came in due to fine Italian food & wines ! A massage and a spa day to finish off along with one last social run and thats 2011.
2012 – Going long !
Middle distance triathlon, Cotswold 113, training commences 1st January ! So off to enjoy my self tonight with Mike for a New Years Eve dinner ( how sophisticated !), then its serious stuff and back on the training wagon.