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Father, student, teacher and ironman triathlete. Quite a mix and a busy life but trying to manage it all. See how I get on!!

Goodbye 2012, Welcome 2013

borobhoyby borobhoyDec 29th 2012
Well, I don't know about you but I'm glad 2012 is almost done and dusted. I realised at the start of the year that I wasn't going anywhere in the Army, with only desk jobs to look forward to, so decided to leave and return to teaching. I got the first job I applied for and began the process towards leaving in August and teach maths at Nelson and Colne College. This meant living with my family full-time which was definitely a positive but a drastic pay-cut!

The main event of the year was the sudden death of my father in May which really knocked the stuffing out of me. It has meant I haven't really fully focused on anything all year - I simply made my way around the Outlaw Ironman as I hadn't trained for it.

A premature end to any training was made in September when I fractured a bone in my foot playing 5-a-side football at work. A little time off work but an end to the marathons I was due to run in October. Only trained about four times since.

So, I'm glad to see the end of 2012. I want to enter 2013 in a more positive frame of mind. I have a number of events already lined up (Brass Monkey Half Marathon, Outlaw Ironman, Great North Run) and am likely to enter others. My main focus is to PB at the Outlaw by breaking 12 hours (PB is 12:09) and possibly a sub-3:30 marathon in the spring or autumn. I plan on recording my training on here.
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