Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 in review

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The new year is upon us! Where did the time go? It seems like my parents were right (yes, I really did say that!), the older I get, the faster time seems to go!

2011 was such a big year for my running, it scares me a little bit to see how hard I need to work to make 2012 even bigger.

Looking back on my year, I am THRILLED with my accomplishments and seeing how far I've come in my two short years of running. I set a goal for my second half marathon in May 2011 of getting a sub 2:00 time. With a lot of hard training, I barely made it in 1:59:55. For comparison; May 2010, I ran my first half marathon in 2:19:57.
Thanks mom & dad!

My next goal was to finish my first marathon. I did that, too! US Air Force Marathon was accomplished (race recap). Some days I still can't believe that I ran a marathon, but I have some wonderful Christmas presents that prove it!
Part of my medal/race shelf.
Jeff found this at Lift Your Sole
"There will be days I don't know if I can
do a Marathon. There will be a lifetime
knowing that I have."

Another goal I had for myself was running 1,000 miles in 2011. As of today, I have run 1,253.6 miles. Putting this into perspective, my first full calendar year of running was 2010 and I ran a total of 765 miles.

One goal that I have not managed to meet yet is to eat healthy without counting every calorie to maintain my weight. I've managed to pretty much maintain my goal weight (plus/minus a few pounds) which is obviously a positive. Maybe I won't ever be able to completely stop counting calories, but I sure do plan to try!

Looking at 2011, I have to ask myself, what's next for 2012?

Do you make Resolutions? Do you set goals for the year? Why or why not?


  1. 1,253.6 miles in 2011? That's AMAZING. More than 100 miles a month. Inspiring!

  2. You are totally my hero! WHat great accomplishments!

  3. Looks like you had an awesome year. Can't wait to see what you do in 2012.

  4. Thank you! It's going to be a fun year!

  5. Thanks, Christine!

  6. Thanks, Melissa! There were a couple pretty crazy months leading up to the marathon!


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