2010: A year of running
Happy 2011 everyone!
I still have a lot to catch you all up on but for now, I thought I would reflect back on the past year, most of which I have spent running! There was a time when I thought I would never run regularly again, let alone in long distance races but I have proven myself wrong again. Oh, how I love to do that!
I did a lot of other fitness-related things in 2010 but it was definitely the year of running for me. As a matter of fact, in 2010, I ran…
- Nine 5k races!
- One 10k race
- One 10-miler
- Two half marathons
- My first 15k race
- A nighttime 3 mile race
- A 5-miler through Iroquois Park
There is nothing better to keep you motivated than to register for races. I tend to want to quit over the summer when it gets too hot and during the winter when temperatures fall below freezing and you have to wear 4 layers of clothing to stay warm. But having the races (and a great training partner) kept me going all year long!
There were times that I got discouraged and doubted myself. The mileage intimidated me as did my past finishing times. But after the 15k in September and especially the half marathon in October, I realized that I really can do whatever I set my mind to. I don’t have to be the fastest, I don’t have to beat my PR every time I go out there. I just need to have fun and enjoy the fact that I CAN RUN. And I can do so without soreness or injury. I am very blessed.
I am also happy to say that I have not slowed down at all. In fact, I started of the first day of 2011 with a 10 mile race! There are many more coming up this Spring, including the Triple Crown of Running and the Kentucky Derby Festival mini-Marathon that I have to look forward to. I do hope to beat my 5k PR sometime in 2011 but no pressure! And maybe, just maybe, I will go for a full marathon in the Fall. We shall see!
What fitness goals did you accomplish in 2010? What do you hope to do in 2011?
Posted on January 4, 2011, in races, running and tagged 10-miler, 10k, 15k, 5k, Events, half marathon, Kentucky Derby Festival, Louisville, Marathon, races, Road running, running, Triple Crown of Running. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.