This week’s Tuesday Topic:  Your 2020 mid year review.  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

In December I wrote my goals for this year.  Since we are halfway through the year, let me update you on how it is going.

✅ Stay injury free.  So far so good but I’ve been noticing some pain that feels like plantar fasciitis.  I’ve been using my mom’s leg massager.  It has been helping a lot.  I like to use while watching “Golden Girls”. 

✅ Buy a house.  Still looking.  Supposedly house prices are going to decrease?  

✅ Travel.  Nothing yet but thinking of going to NY for my 50th birthday.  Don’t want to be there when it is cold but I am sure it will still be fun.

✅ Continue to be patient at work and at home.  Going good.  Though sometimes I have my days when I am so frustrated and sometimes lose it.  I am human.

✅ PR in my 50k.  Last year I started training for a 50k in March.  I stopped because of the weather.  Yep, excuses.  I am training again and that is still the goal.  My race is on October 29th.

✅ Run 1,200 miles.  I thought about changing it but I decided to leave it to see how close I get to it.  I am trying, but regardless I will still be pleased with whatever number I end up with.

✅ Complete 300 Peloton rides.  Very close to it.  Right now I am at 274 rides.

So let’s review on how 2022 is going so far.  

✳️ Picked my word for 2022 – Patience.

✳️ Took my first bike class with Camila and decided to do all of her classes.  At one point I needed 34 classes to go.

✳️ I stopped running because of the weather. 

✳️ Ran 11.10 miles in January.

✳️ Signed up for the Bank of American Shamrock Shuffle.  My first race since February 2020.

✳️ Ran 1.49 miles in February.


✳️ Ran the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k.

✳️ Got bloodwork done through Inside Tracker – low iron and high LDL cholesterol.

✳️ Ran 27.68 miles in March.

✳️ Thought about running the Marine Corps 50k in October to celebrate my 50th birthday in November.  

✳️ Ran everyday in April.  

✳️ Ran 68.13 miles in April.  Highest mileage to date.


✳️ After over 10 years of not wearing contacts, I began wearing them again.  I think eventually I will get Lasik surgery again.

✳️ Got a cold.  First one in over 2 years.  I had to stop my run streak.  I was not upset about it.

✳️ Got my assignment for Summer School to teach 1st grade GE.  I was not happy about it.

✳️ Found out my school will be closed for the 2022-2023 school year.  Was moved to a different school.

✳️ Ran 55.40 miles in May.

✳️ School ended.  Had 3 days off and began teaching Summer School.  

✳️ Went to see “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations” and had a blast!

✳️ Decided to run the Chicago Lakefront 50/50 on October 29.  I don’t have to travel, I can sleep on my own bed the night before, and I can actually train on the course.

✳️ Ran 62.42 miles in June.

✳️ Summer School ended.

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18 Comments on Tuesday Topics: My 2022 Mid Year Review

  1. Well done on your 2022 goals, Zenaida! Looks like your second half will have quite some running mileage with that ultra in October!
    If I did the math right, you ran over 226 miles. You might well reach 600 miles with all your upcoming training! I’m looking forward to following your progress.

  2. You’ve made a lot of progress on your goals. Buying a house is probably the hardest. So much variables.

    NYC for your birthday. That would be awesome. Maybe I can meet you there.

    Good luck with the 50k. Looking forward to following your training.

  3. Things have been on a very good incline for you! I hope the 50K training goes well 😉

  4. Ack! Yes, massage those calf muscles- tight calves can contribute to PF.
    I didn’t realize you did an April run streak- nice job on that! I think it was a good decision to run the Chicago Lakefront 50/50. Not having to travel will remove a lot of stress. Good luck with that training- I hope you have some free time for the rest of the summer!

  5. Looks like you are getting back into your running groove! Happy 50K training

  6. You have navigated the ups & downs of your year with a lot of grace, Zenaida. I think that’s all any of us can do!

    I’m positive you’ll get to your 300th ride. Good luck with the rest of the running goals!

  7. Nice job on your training so far! You’ve made a nice comeback since the beginning of the year when you weren’t running at all!

  8. I love Judy’s use of the word “grace” in her comment – I feel you have certainly had ups and downs, but you’ve kept pushing through gracefully, including holding onto that 1200mile target and taking it a step (and a run) at a time. That 274/300 peloton ride target is almost in the bag! Wow!

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