Despite a late in the year injury, 2010 was a pretty good year. I ran more miles than I’ve ever run. I PR’d at two distances (oddly enough a 5k and a marathon). I got some new states in and I drank a whole lot of beer. What more could I ask for? OK, I admit it, I’m greedy. I’ll be asking more of 2011, but we’ll talk about that later. First, let’s take a look at 2010.
I had 2 big plans going into the year: Alaska and a marathon.
Big Plan #1 -Alaska. We nailed this one. We had an amazing trip, my dad and I rocked a 10 mile race, and we hit way too many brewpubs. ;o) It was a great way to celebrate 15 years of marriage and my 40th birthday.
Big Plan #2 – Run a 2nd marathon. Nailed this one too. PR’d by 14 minutes at the Bob Potts marathon. I didn’t hit my goal of 4:30 though, so there may be another one in the future.
My goals all stemmed from the above plans…
So, the goals were:
1. Train smart, enjoy my training, and successfully PR in a spring marathon.
Yes, yes, and yes.
2. Race in at least 3 states.
Let’s see – I hit Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Vermont, and New Hampshire. So, yep, another goal met.
3. Cross train.
FAIL! It wasn’t until I was injured at Thanksgiving that I picked up the cross training. I’ve got Bikram yoga and the gym going on these days, but who knows how long that will last.
4. 4 is the new 3.
Kind of. After my coaching class, I started varying my run distances more. I was doing 4 miles 4 days a week and one long run. I’m now trying to get back to two 3s, two 6s, and a long run – with the short runs to increase as I go along.
Non-running goals (yes, I had a few of those as well.)
1. Bring a little beer to the blog.
I think I did ok on this. Some Savor posts, a few beer dinners, a few brewpubs and a meet-up with Jamoosh added a little non-running fun.
2. Start exploring how to turn some of my interests into a job.
Well, I started writing over at Metro DC Mom. I also got my RRCA certification as a running coach. I’m volunteering with a local running store and potentially helping with a race. I’m also apprenticing with another coach and considering further personal training certifications. So, yeah, I’m slowly, slowly finding a “not going back to the 9-5” career path. Only time will tell on that.
All in all, I’d call 2010 a successful year. There’ve been some stressful times (pretty much the whole month of October and a chunk of November), but there’s been a lot of fun and adventure along the way.
So, what’s in store for 2011? Well, you are just going to have to wait a day or two to hear. ;o)
22 thoughts on “2010 in review”
That definitely sounds like a good year to me.Happy New Year!
What a great year! Congrats! I'm excited to see what's instore for you for 2011…
Sounds like a successful year to me! Great job on all the goals.
Congrats on the PR's! Also, good job on getting that much closer to turning your passion into your profession!
You had a great year! And you could always run National with me and G so that you can get that 4:30 …
Looking forward to your 2011 goals for some inspiration. I am also starting to realize the benefits of cross-training. I never got injuring triathlon training 10+ hours per week, but 4 hours of running per week completely did me in! WTG on those 2010 goals!
I think 2010 was a great year for you…you've laid the foundation for an even better 2011. Way to go!
You had a great year, with a lot of great posts! Hope 2011 is even better! Also, glad you are back running pain free again, that's the best news!
YOu have had a great year! Great goals for the new one! So I noticed you have not done any Utah or NV races…come stay with us! We are in St. George UT.
Definitely a good year. Happy New Year!
What a great year!! Heres to a wonderful 2011 🙂
It sounds like you rocked 2010 pretty hard.
Quite the success on all fronts!
I love that you PR'd in a short distance…and in a long distance! Way to go – 2010 was great for you! Looking forward to hearing all the things in store for 2011! Happy New Year a few days early!
2010 was good to you!
Glad you got through Oct. and Nov. Can't wait to see what is coming.
Definitely a good year. I love how you've been turning your interests into paid work. Genius, really!Can't wait to see what's in store for 2011!
You have had an amazing year! I hope 2011 is even better. Happy New Year!
Great year! Congrats on everything and cheers to 2011!
Can't wait for your 2011 list.
Fantastic year and great job on your goals, especially the big ones! I think the 5K + Marathon PR's are a testament to your versatility as a runner and your training last year.
Awesome job on 2010. Heres to a great 2011!!