“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking Back...and Forward

It's been a crazy year for me - filled with ups, downs, and plateaus in my quest to turn myself into what I term a "real runner."  The funny thing is that my non-running friends consider me a "real runner" - I just don't consider myself one...but that's a discussion for another post.

As the year draws to a close, I'm looking forward to what the next year has to offer, and reminiscing about the challenges and accomplishments of the last one:
  • Failing to finish the 2010 WDW Half Marathon in January and feeling miserable for months afterward.
  • Half-heartedly training for the Lady of the Lake Relays in March and just barely finishing my leg of the relay without dying.
  • Deciding in June that I was definitely going to run the 2011 WDW Half Marathon and telling myself: No excuses, no holding back!
  • Realizing mid-summer that I was nowhere near "race-ready" and had some serious training to do to get myself in the shape I needed to be in for January 2011.
  • Starting The Blog in August and beginning to share the trials & tribulations of my training with people outside my immediate family.
  • Running the Purple Stride 5K in September
  • Running the short leg (4.8 mi) of the Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay in October
  • Running the Arbor Day 10K & Turkey Trot in November
  • Running the Reindeer Run 5K in December
All in all, I covered a total of 234.8 miles in 4 months!  And it's definitely a good sign that the accomplishments outweighed the challenges this year.  So, what can I look forward to for the upcoming year?:
And just think, those are only my running goals for 2011 - there's so much more going on - I can't wait to start tackling this and many other lists!!!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year, and I look forward to continuing the blog through 2011 and hopefully beyond!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sharing this number with my runner coworkers - you're amazing them all!