Since my first participation at the StrongmanRun in Weeze 2008, I began to keep track of my running exercises a little more carefully. This is when I got myself a Nike+ system for my old iPod Nano and it's been a huge motivation and training assistant since then.
The big downside of all that self-monitoring is the part where you stop your activities for a while and return to them after a serious period of time. After recovering from an injury that dragged me down the last couple of months I blew the dust off my running shoes, sync'd my iPod with some running tunes and came across the last entry in my Nike+ database... September 8th, 2009.
Long story short, not wanting to give up on running I put my old condition to the test and actually didn't fail completely. Where I was facing joint pain after just a kilometre a few months ago and stopped before it got worse I now got over 8km which is nice.
So here's my early pre-new-year resolution for 2011: Back on track and completing the half marathon in 3 months.