I ran across my own Christmas list from last year and reminisced how my year of running went for 2012. Pretty good I'd say, including finally doing a trail race (but that was from another year's list). Here is a review of my list and comments.
1) An injury-free year of running (↔) a minor foot injury is bothering me now,
2) More opportunities to run with my best friend from out of town (↓)
Only one short visit with each other, no time for a run.
3) A nice “destination run” some place special (↑) A memorable run in
4) No one asking me if the Boston Marathon is longer than the New York
City Marathon (↑) So far, so good
5) No one telling me I’m hurting my joints from all my running (↑) Same as above
6) Drivers being considerate of me when I’m running on the side of the road (↑)
Maybe becuase I ran a lot more off-road on trails and at nearby parks.
7) Dogs being considerate of me when I’m running through their territory (↑)
No issues this year
8) People keeping their dogs on leashes (↓) A few scary moments with unleashed
pooches; some people just don't get it!
9) No one asking, “Why do you do it?” (↑) Yes, but still a few weeks to go . .
10) Mentoring and encouraging a non-runner into a runner (↔)
Not personally, but hopefully many were encouraged by reading my book
I hope all of you get what you ask for. Merry Christmas!
(and don't forget A Runner's 12 Days of Christmas)