Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 in Review

2010 was a great year.  It had it’s ups and downs, as they all do, but overall it was great.  I started out the year as an ex-runner.  Someone that used to run but had let it fall to the wayside.  When I began running, somewhere around the middle of January, I had one goal in mind “my ultimate goal is to make a lifestyle change. I want to stop the back and forth and make a full commitment to running again.” I have definitely succeeded with that goal.

I started the blog in February and while I don’t have a strong following, I enjoy everyone that contributes to it.  It’s been an indispensible tool in keeping me motivated, journaling my thoughts, tracking my progress, and meeting new people.  Without it, I can’t say that I’d still be running.
I completed eight races this year.  All but the last one were PRs.  I ran six 5Ks, one 10K, and one 10 Miler. 
I dealt with setbacks, many of them not running related.  I Had one running injury during a race which nearly caused a DNF, but I pushed on and walked across the finish line.
I’ve had to stop running for several weeks because of illness or gout. Yet, I’ve kept coming back, even more motivated to get back out there.
Yup, it’s been a good year.  A year of coming to terms with my running, where I used to be, and where I want to go. 
Did I accomplish my one goal of the year? HELL YEAH!!


Unknown said...

Happy new year!

teacherwoman said...

I agree! I think you had a pretty decent year! Happy 2011!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on achieving your ultimate goal of making a lifestyle change. That ROCKS!

d.a.r. said...

You had a fantastic year! Way to go!

Annie said...

Great job!