Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Haiku, Volume V: The (Half) Year in Review in Haiku

Half the year is gone
And goals are only half met
Much more to be done

We're now halfway through 2011, and so I wanted to take a moment to look at progress against the running goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year:

1. Run five 5Ks -- Kelly Shamrock, Honor Bus, Preakness, Bob Potts, HACC Dash.

2. Sub 23-minute 5K -- Nope. 23:55 at HACC Dash is my best work so far this year. Best chance is probably in December at Jingle Bell 5K.

3. Sub 6-minute mile -- Harrisburg Mile is July 20. Haven't done any track work, but can probably at least beat my current 6:44 PR.

4. Run a marathon -- Well, I ran most of it. I got the medal, anyway. Plus, Philly in November.

Of course, running was part of my larger-scale initiative to "Kick Ass", and become a more assertive, confident person. Most of that's outside the scope of this blog, but there's still quite a lot of room for improvement.

Not only are we halfway through 2011, but this is also my 100th post of the year. Thanks again for reading and commenting. I hope you've had a few laughs and hopefully learned from some of my mistakes. This calls for bonus haiku!

One hundred posts now
Maybe one third are worthwhile
Please keep reading though!


  1. I think you will definatly be able to do a sup 23 minute 5k. You still have 5+ months to train for it :)
    And congratulations on 100 posts this year! Keep em coming!

  2. Brian rocks! Love the bonus haiku. Very nice. And that sub-6 minute mile can be yours...if you do some speed work! Get out there and run fast!! Go! Go! Go!