Running in 2019

I had grand ambitions for running in 2018. I was going to beat my PBs for both the half marathon and 10K. I even went to the length of getting my 10K time printed on the soles of my running shoes as a regular reminder of what was at stake. image

Then Finn turned up and I was reminded of something Cotter — the CEO of RetailMeNot —said: “Friends, family, work and hobbies. Choose two.”

Turns out he was right (sort of) and running has taken a back seat to my new family and Hoop.

Rather than set any lofty goals for 2019 I shall instead make only a few promises to myself:

  • Run two half marathons
  • Run a faster 10K at the end of the year than at the start
  • Run further in 2019 than 2018 (267 km)

Yesterday I lay down the 10K marker by running the Queen Elizabeth Park course in 38:43 and placed 14th. I’ll return to the run later in the year.

Daniel Bower

Product manager turned student. Currently researching algorithms, platforms, interoperability and kill zones at DDH. Read more about me.