So I made a list of what I have accomplished in 2010.
I did one 2 miler last Feb in 25 min. I will crush that in 2011! It will be 6 days after my 1/2 marathon in NEW ORLEANS!! Whoo Hooo!
I did five 5k's.
Sept- 33:37 (one of the hilliest *it is so a word* races in the state! I was thrilled with that time, since last time I did that race 3 years ago I was over 40 min!)
Nov- 30:44 *goal for 2011 - break 30 minutes!!
Then I also did two 5 milers.
Nov- 49:29 *met my 2011 goal of breaking 50 already! now I will just work on getting faster.
I might do another 5 miler the day after Christmas, but I will decide that day.
I also did one 10k in Sept in 1:05 !! *goal is to break an hour in 2011.
And of course my triathlon in August in 1:24:55 (with a 300 yd swim, 10.5mile bike, 3 mile run)
*I will be doing the same race this year and I will cut that time a LOT! Now that I know what to do in transition, I am sure I will cut that time. I am also considering doing an Olympic distance in May 2011....we'll see.
I can't believe my progress. I am so happy with this year.
I am in full on 1/2 marathon training. I did 5.4 miles yesterday in the bitter cold with a good friend. It was my first frigid run since I was on the indoor track team in HS. It was exhilarating. I really felt great. This weekend I am going to get in a run over 6 miles.
I have officially turned into a runner. And I love it. I read a great book a couple weeks ago "Run Like A Mother" It has some fun stories (like where DO you 'go' when you are running a marathon) and fantastic suggestions for clothes to wear and places to go. They also have a great facebook page that they authors really monitor and answer questions. The theme of the site is that we are all moms. We all run. We have to juggle life and make room for what is important in our lives and the sanity of mom is #1. 'If mama ain't happy, no one is happy.' One of my favorite quotes I found online is:
"If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run."
It keeps me moving. I hope you are moving too. I know my New Years resolution will not be 'to join a gym' because I am already a member and have been going strong for almost a year!
What keeps you moving?