Thanks for all the wonderful and supportive comments about my goals for the coming year. I have to say right off the bat that I realize that some of them might be a bit ambitious - running sub-6 for 4 miles and 7 min miles for 20 miles (both in hilly Central Park) - come to mind but I figured that if I'm not willing to challenge myself and take some risks with my running than i'll never know whether I'm ready to take my running to the next level. As my mentor used to advise me - Take every challenge as an opportunity to better yourself. If you win, you claim victory. If you lose, you gain experience. Either way, you're helluva lot better off than if you didn't bother to try! So there it is, my goals and expectations out there for all to see, so that we can come back at year's end and evaluate whether I'm a total jackass for setting myself up to fail or whether I'm a running genius, sent down from the heavens to bless these roads with my talent. Haha! Either way, this is going to be a fun, interesting, and provocative year for me! I'm so glad you all chose to come along (especially all the recent delurkers!) Welcome to the Running Lam show!
In the spirit of trying new things in the first year of a new decade, I've decided to do something I've never done before. Frankly, I don't even know how or maybe even why I'm doing it, but since I know there are many of you who do do it and those who have done it have so many good things to say about it (not to mention those that have badgered me endlessly about it last year) I've decided to get myself a twitter account! Yeah, it's shocking, isn't it? It's still completely a work in progress, but if you want to hear about my training for road races, marathons, and beyond, you can follow me there at @runninglam. I'll most likely follow you too. Once I learn the ropes of this new form of social media (for me anyway) and have everything figured out, I plan to twitter? (tweet?) extensively about my comings and goings on the road (and maybe the pool too!). Hopefully, I'll keep you entertained if not inspired by my tweets as I embark on all my running adventures in 2010!