2010 was a great year for running. I felt like I really made some great strides (pun intentional) as a runner. I'm faster and more confident and also quite a bit leaner. I really enjoy the sport and I'm never sorry I went for a run, even when they start before 5am.
Miles Run: since I started logging miles on Daily Mile back in May, I've run almost 400 miles, averaging 55/month. I will probably run 50 more before the end of the year. I'm guessing I probably logged between 150 and 200 miles the first 4 months of the year (I was training for my 1st Half Marathon), so I put my estimated mileage for 2011 at 600.
Nashville Half Marathon (13.1 miles, 2:48:33)
Title 9k (acutally 9.9k or 6.1 miles, 1:14:34)
Bolder Boulder (6.2 miles, 1:15:09)
Apex Father's Day 5K (3.1 miles, 33:10)
Heart and Sole 10k (10K/6.2 miles, 1:15:05)
Disneyland Half Marathon (13.1 miles, 2:31:00)
Denver Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon (13.1 Miles, 2:29:00)
Turkey Trot (4 miles, 42:00)
Best (Running) Moment of 2010: finishing my SECOND half marathon and realizing I'd run virtually the whole thing.
Worst (Running) Moment of 2011: the day I found out they were closing my gym
Favorite Race: hard … a toss up between Disneyland Half and Denver Half. Disneyland was a great setting and Denver was too … and I had lots of friends and pre-race fun in Denver.
Best Swag: Heart and Sole Half had the best swag, especially for the $$ … hat, t'shirt, awesome water bottle, even socks! Their post race event was great too – no stale bagels here!
Best Running Gear: no slip elastic headbands!
Favorite running tech: I dearly love my Garmin watch, but I never would have run nearly as much with out my treadmill + Tivo combo
Best Running Buddies: I logged a ton of great miles with my darling hubby as well as with my girlfriends, K&J … they all kept me going through long miles
Running Inspiration: I'm blessed with loads of great inspiration: my family, particularly my darling kids, my great friends, especially my running buddies, and awesome running blogs like RLAM and Racing with Babes and of course other bloggers who run, like Liz and Kristi!
Favorite Workout Tunes: California Gurls, Party in the USA
Favorite Running Website: Can't pick. Aside from the aforementioned blogs, I love Daily Mile, Garmin Connect and EarndIt (I just won a Free Road ID from them!!!).
Goals/Plans for 2011: I want to improve my speed and my stamina on hills. I would also like to drop a few more pounds and work more on my core and strength. I'd like to log 800 miles next year. I don't know for sure which races I'll run next year, though I anticipate running most if not all of the local ones I ran last year.