Well since this is my first real post for 2010, please allow me the chance to briefly reflect over 2009 and I can talk about what I hope for 2010 to bring for me for running and otherwise.
I made some resolutions last year, so I want to briefly reflect on my progress.
1. Eat clean at least 80% of the time.
Sucess, mostly. I started off 09 with good habits, fell off the bandwagon (gained 7 pounds), but finished the year eating healthier than I ever have and my weight is down overall 6 pounds! I like the 80% approach, I will always enjoy a treat every now and then. I have really learned that I need to treat my body well to fuel it for life, the better I eat, the better I feel.
2. Get organized. I hate clutter.
Mmmm needs work. I still don't have a ton of clutter but I need to organize. How do you organize your running gear? Little things like that drive me nuts sometimes!!
3. Stop impulse buying.
Hahahahahahah!!! Funny. Well I have discovered a love for all things lululemon. Seriously. I will save this for another post, but my ENTIRE running wardrobe is now LULU and I can't see myself going back.
4. Running Goals
Goal: I want to set new PR's in the half, full and 30K distance.
Sucess- New PR in half (1:53) and full (4:02). I didn't run a 30K this year, maybe this year at Around the Bay!
Goal: I **will** run a sub four hour marathon this spring.
Fail. Close, no cigar. But I am proud of my progress and I know sub 4 and beyond is in me, so I still consider it a semi-sucess.
Goal: Achieve Marathon Maniac Gold Status.
Sucess!! I ran 4 marathons in 5 weeks in the Spring, achieving gold status!!
Goal: Knock off 5 different states for the 50 state marathon goal.
Fail. Much to my disappointment I had to cancel St.George, and thus only completed 4 states. Oh well. I am in no rush to complete all 50 states, and I loved all the 4 states (Vermont, California, Indiana, Virginia) that I have complete. 8 down, 42 to go!
Races Completed in 2009
-6 marathons (Shamrock, Vermont, Cleveland, Mississauga, Sunburst, Steamtown, CIM)
-6 half marathons (Chilly, Tom King, Scotiabank Toronto, Goodlife Toronto, Toronto Womens Half, Wine Country Half)
-One 10 mile races (Burlington)
-Two 5 mile races (Robbie Burns and Slainte Cup)
-My very first Sprint triathlon
-My very first Olympic distance triathlon
-My very first HALF IRONMAN
(A new-found love for triathlons was found!)
Last year I posted a fancy slide show of race pictures, this year I will keep it simple, this was by far my most memorable moment of 2009. Be prepared for the goofiest grin ever!!
I would have never guessed 2009 would bring a half iron finish!! Next up, 2010 goals and preliminary plans! Thanks for reading!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Hi All,Happy New Year and I am sorry about my extended absence from blogland. I will be back soon, and I have been reading your blogs and commenting when I can. A running friend sent me this e-mail today and I thought I should share it with you.