Although I managed to get more miles this year, I ended up with fewer races. 2014 had 9 races, 6 of which were half marathons. 2015 got me only 8 races, and only 3 of them were half marathons, none with particularly stunning times.
There's a part of me that says it's time to give up on my half marathon goals and accept that my body has decided to be old and broken. Of course there's another part of me that says never give up. And of course that is the part I want to listen to. I clearly need to be smarter about training now, and much more patient. Neither my lungs, legs, nor feet will be ready for a half marathon tomorrow or next week. If I want to get back to half marathon shape without getting injured in either the training or the race, I am going to have to be careful. I only hope that I can rise to this challenge.
(2014 bike : 2291 miles / 158,000 ft elevation)
I have no idea what 2016 has in store for me. After two years of tendonitis woes I am wary of making any lofty running goals. Maybe 2016 will be my glorious comeback, and maybe it won't. Only time will tell. I am looking forward to finding out what I will achieve in the coming year!