Friday, December 31, 2010

The running year that was.

It's the end of the year. Time for reflection and resolutions and parties and all that. Count me in!

So, yeah. Last year I had some goals. Did I reach them? Well, let's have a look at each of my goals and how I did:

  • To run strong and well throughout the year. DONE! True, I was pregnant for most of the year but I still ran strong. I ran a few races while pregnant, ran until week 38 of the pregnancy and then started again two weeks after giving birth. Now, with my little guy just about 12 weeks old, I feel great!

  • To set at least one new PR. Ha to the ha, ha, ha! Yeah, pregnancy running doesn't really lend itself to PRs. Enh, no big deal.

  • To run outdoors more often than indoors. DONE! Although I've been running on the treadmill more lately, for the rest of the year I ran outdoors. 

  • To meet some other running bloggersDONE! I met, ran, raced and became friends with Amanda, Suzy and Darlene. Love them! 

  • To run 1010 miles for 2010. Yet another ha, ha, ha. I made just over 600 and consider that a win.

  • To break the death-grip that is my Starburst jellybean addiction. The death-grip is too strong for me to even discuss this one.

  • Not too bad. Some of my goals simply had to go out the window once I learned that I was pregnant. There was just no going after a PR or 1000 miles in my preggo 2010. And, believe me, I am 100% OK with that. Overall, it was a great running year for me.

    I ran 611.8 miles in 2010. I ran six races: a 10K, a marathon relay (5.7 mile leg), a 3.5 miler, two preggo 5Ks (FRW and one while vacationing) and one 5K 8 weeks after giving birth. I helped some non-runners become runners.

    And now, I'm looking forward to 2011! I have plenty of goals for the year and I've been planning out my races so I'll post about those soon. I also have an exciting challenge that I'm putting together that I hope you all will be into. More on that really soon!

    In the meantime, I hope you all have a terrific New Year's Eve and I wish you the best in 2011. Thank you all for visiting my site and for the comments, encouragement and support you provide. I appreciate it :-)

    Cheers and happy running!

    ~ Felice


    J said...

    You sure did have a great 2010!! I am excited for the challenge! Sounds like fun! Happy New Years' Eve!

    Unknown said...

    I wish I had actually written down my goals for 2010. It's always neat to see what you've accomplished and what still needs work.

    The Starbust Jelly Beans are just too damn good to let go of, in my opinion.

    Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...
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    Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

    You did great - very impressed because it's so hard to run when preggo. I just wrote up my goals (but they'll go up tomorrow).

    Suzy said...

    You had an amazing year!!! I love that we've become friends and look forward to running with you in 2011!!!

    misszippy said...

    Happy new year Felice! You did a wonderful job in 2010!

    Darlene said...

    Love you too!

    So glad that I've met you & have run with you. You are truly inspirational! Hope to share some running/racing in 2011!!

    B.o.B. said...

    Wow! What an amazing year. You had a child AND ran a ton of miles. Kudos and happy new year to you!

    ajh said...

    Great 2010~ Happy New Year!

    Unknown said...

    What an incredible 2010 you had! Happy New Year.

    Tricia said...

    awesome 2010 happy new year!

    Bridget said...

    I am curious about what the challenge! What is it????

    Tina @GottaRunNow said...

    Helping non-runners become runners is my favorite of your running accomplishments in 2010. Sounds great!

    The Laminator said...

    Congrats on an awesome 2010! Best to you and your family in the coming year! Happy New Year!

    Lindsay said...

    hey, i think labor counts for AT LEAST 400 miles so, you totally made your goal :)

    happy 2011!

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