Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Recap and looking forward

What a year: some good, some bad. Overall ran 3 marathons including a PR and a total of 2341 miles
  • Great vacations to Mexico, Boston, Wine Country and a girls' weekend in college friends
  • Running stronger and injury free
  • Loving my fun and spunky almost 2 year old, what a joy in my life
  • Made an important decision on school, what a stress lifted
  • Finally figured out my GI issues and wow I feel great most days!
  • Took a new postion as run coordinator at a local gym meaning my membership is now free
  • A nasty fall on the ice resulting in a broken arm, luckily this was my only running injury
  • A rough fall filled with illness and the deaths of my grandmother and Matt's aunt within 24 hours, the beginning of December was rough
2011 Goals-Continue to run injury free Yes, all except the fall last winter resulting in a broken arm
-Keep up with the strength training 2-3x week and XT 2x week, maybe even add in some yoga Working with trainer and doing strength 2-3x week, XT has been hit or miss, but much better at least 1x week biking
-More PRs and run 5Ks/10Ks and PR: I would love sub 3:30 marathon, 1:35 half, sub1:10 10 Mile, 42:00 10K, and sub 20:00 5K Marathon 3:30:32 (so close), Half 1:34:59, Only ran 1 10 mile (while sick) and a couple fun 5Ks
-Be a better mom and wife I think I'm doing better. Really trying to not get frustrated with O and understand the why of her behavior that is typical toddler.
-Decide on my thesis topic by Spring and have a plan for the remainder of my school Project on hold until fall '12 or '13
-Run an ultra (maybe) Nope
-More trail running and races Only ran 1 agian, but had a blast
-Start biking to work once the weather is nicer Nope
-Continue with weekly menu plannning and gluten free eating by adding more foods No longer GF completely now that I know the true issues, but aiming to eat healthy and avoid my trigger foods

2012 Goals
-sub 3:30 marathon (would love sub 3:20) PRs at other distances
-Add in yoga or pilates 1-2x week
-Do an tri again, meaning I need to start swimming
-Strength training 2-3x week and XT 2x week
-Run a 50K
-Graduate!! and pass boards
-Decide on the plan for my project (either start again in fall or wait another year)
-Spend more time with friends, make a point to see people monthly
-Bike to work in better weather
-Plan menus each week with more diversity and develop more recipes

Happy New Years, hope everyone has a safe night and a great 2012!

5 comments:

  1. That is some seriously awesome mileage! I'm loving the recaps, especially on those blogs (like yours!) that I began following well into 2011. :)

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  2. You are speedy! I'm impressed you're aiming for a 50k and some tri's... here's to a great 2012!

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  3. I must have missed the post- what did they determine was wrong with you?!

    Congrats on an awesome 2011 of racing!

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  4. Thanks!

    Stephanie, it was basically lack of GI bacteria due to antibiotics along with some food intolerances. So simple to fix :)

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  5. Glad for you!!! I know you struggled for awhile!

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