Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 goals: accomplished

2010 was a pretty big year for me and my family.

I became certified as a running coach and started my own training business. I was also fortunate enough to travel quite a bit for races, toeing the line in Bermuda, Florida, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Indiana, Illinois and Washington. We went to Disney. Twice. J ran his first (and second) half marathon. Dizzle and Doodle each ran their first race, a mile and a half mile, respectively. Dizzle also started kindergarten and lost two teeth. Dilly learned to walk and talk. Simply put, 2010 didn't suck.

When the year started, I put in place a few goals to keep me motivated throughout the year. Here's how they turned out -

  • run 1000 miles - accomplished on 8/14, as of this morning I sit at 1787.87 on the year.
  • run a 2 hour half marathon - accomplished on 9/26 at the You Go Girl! Half where I was paced by Tall Mom to a 1:58:02
  • run a sub-25 5K - accomplished first on 5/29 at the Autism 5K (24:09) and again last Sunday (22:55)
  • run a sub 7:10 mile - accomplished, sort of. I never did the mile time trial I wanted to, but my last mile of Sunday's 5K was a 7:08. I'm counting that.
  • eat less than 50 cupcakes - accomplished, as of today I have had 48 cupcakes this year. It scares me to think of how many calories that adds up to or how much cash I spent on them (they run $3.25 each).

Not too shabby, right? Now I just need to think of some goals to help make 2011 even better ...

43 comments:

Alinda said...

WTG on achieving all your goals. Are you going to have those two last cupcakes? If not, I volunteer to take them off your hands ;-)

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

What an amazing year! I loved following your journey, and look forward to 2011!

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

Congratulations on a terrific year!!

abbi said...

That's a great year - can't wait to see what kind of exciting things you do in 2011. That's pretty funny that you tracked the cupcakes!

Silly Girl Running said...

Still in awe over your 5K time! Can't wait to hear what your goals for 2011 will be!

Courtney said...

You're a rock star! :) Congrats on meeting all your goals

Michelle said...

You've had a great year. Awesome!

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

Congrats on a great year!!~ Here's to another great, even better one!

Jogging with Fiction said...

congratulations! That's kind of hilarious that you kept track of how many cupcakes you ate!

Terri said...

You've had a great year! Can't wait to see where you take it next year!

Pretend this is real said...

Great year! Congratulations!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Your family did have a great year. I look forward to seeing what and where 2011 will take you.

Enjoy your New Year holiday!

Becka said...

You are one awesome lady! I love following your blog and I think 2011 has great things in store for you and your family. Congrats on meeting your goals!

Rene' said...

what a great year! where are you going in 2011? It will be fun to watch and see!

Runners Fuel said...

Such a great year!

Sara said...

AWESOME accomplishments! What do you hope to do with your your certification and training business? I would LOVE to do that someday - can't wait to hear more about it!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Love it! And this is what makes you such an accomplished person....such a goal driven life! I don't know what I would do without goals and the opportunity to keep climbing and being the best ME that I can be. Happy to find your blog this year. Still smiling at the joy in your kids about Disney. Makes me want to go back again in 2011...but I am making myself wait utitl 2012. Hoping 2011 is just as wonderful for you!

Carly said...

Congrats on meeting all your goals. Maybe you should run 2000 miles next year. ;-)

Katie said...

AWESOME!! What a great year!

Katie said...

AWESOME!! What a great year!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

seriously your running this year was just amazing!!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations - you kicked ass! Here's a healthy 2011!

H Love said...

What an amazing year! Very cool....talk about miles!!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

What a great year! And, I am so proud to say that I got to see you accomplish one of those goals. Here's to a great Twenty11 (and a fun run in July in SF!!)

Shelley said...

With all that running, I think you could afford the cupcake calories, lol! Congratulations on such a great year, running-and-other-wise!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

you're gonna rock 2011! =)

Wells L said...

Sounds like a pretty fantastic year to me!!! Congrats on all of your accomplishments... and to your girls, and J. Happy New Year!

Melissa said...

Great year and I'm cracking up at the cupcakes!
Your mileage is nothing short of amazing!

Amber said...

Wow@! It sounds like you had a great year for your goals.

Although I am not particularly a fan of your cupcake goal. Sorry. :p

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You should be SUPER proud!!

I am considering running YOU-GO-GIRL...would you recommend it?!!

And, i so jealous of your destination races! I will be picking your brain for marathon #2 for me!

chris mcpeake said...

Congrats.
I promise nothing when it comes to cupcakes

Austin said...

congratulations! that half marthon time is no joke.
and the impressive part is not that you ate less than 50 cupcakes, it is that you didn't lose count!

Miranda said...

Way to go! Those were some lofty goals and to accomplish all of them is nothing short of amazing!!

Pam said...

That had better be one dang good cupcake for $3.25.

Your stats for 2010 are astounding. You rocked it, lady.

ajh said...

I love that you counted your cupcakes!

Christine said...

WOW, you rock!! Congrats on achieving all your goals, that's very impressive!!

Wifey said...

Congrats on a STELLAR year! I'm not sure which is more impressive - your mileage or your cupcake consumption.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Love the goals. I have a feeling my goals for next year will be fairly similar to your goals this year... Congrats on all the awesome accomplishments!

Jill said...

Awesome! Looks like you had a GREAT year!

wojoku said...

Congratulations!! It's more than well deserved.

You'll have to figure out your goals for next year now!

Aron said...

GREAT job on 2010!!!

Marlene said...

There's no question that you KILLED your goals last year!! You and the family had a fantastic 2010 and I am hoping for more of the same in 2011!!

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