Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Year in Review - 2009

A this time of year, I like to look back over my year of running and start to look at the next year and set a few running goals.  In looking back over this year, I have had another GREAT year of running.

2009 Running
Ending the year with 1436 miles of running
18 races - 5 PR's
Will end with 388 miles easy walking
Bike 202 casual biking
Yoga classes
Finally started some home yoga
weights/core work
11 lbs lost - then found a few again in Dec. 2009, but plan on getting back to goal weight very soon.
Qualified for Boston

5 PR  (personal record) races this year.
Steam Whistle 12k Jan - 57:29  (around 2:30 pr)
Houston Marathon - 3:59:04 - (16 second pr)
Pensacola Half Marathon - (2:25 pr)
St. George Marathon - goal race of the year - 3:49:17 (10 min pr & BQ'ed)
Stennis Half Marathon - 1:48:15 (1:44 pr)

2010 Goals
On Nov. 15th I fell down, thought I was fine, but now I think that is what started my current hip issues.  I say this because with my current hip issue, I am not sure what my goals will be.   If it is healing and I get an internal green light to train, my goals will be as follows:

Race at Boston and run as fast as I can on a tough course.
Take some time off after Boston and then make some Fall race decisions.
I would also like to focus on the 5k again at some point in 2010 or early 2011.  I have basically neglected my 5k training in 2009 for distance races, and I would like to work on my 5k time at some point, but I am always drawn to the distance races so we will see if I can focus on shorter races.  Hmmmmm!

I will continue with a mix of yoga classes, weights, core work, home yoga, drink my water, as always - focus on my weight, and try to keep it in check. 

If I continue to have the mild hip issues, I will hope that I can go to Boston and jog the race which will be fine with me.  I had always thought if I ever BQ'ed that I would just go and enjoy the race, but late this fall decided I wanted to race it.   So I am ok either way, just hope I can make it to the starting line and finish the race.  Either way, if I am at the Boston Marathon, and can run it or jog it, it will be a great day.

If the hip continues to give me problems, and I can not train at all, I will go to the doctor to get a "happy pill" because I will go insane.  Ha! Ha! 

Happy New Year!
What are your goals for 2010?


Staci Dombroski said...

Gotta love the happy pills :-) I hope your hip feels better soon! It looks like you had a great year :-)

Bethany + Ryan said...

ugh i hope your hip is starting to feel better. I'm sure you will be fine for Boston. Have you run it before? There will be SOO many distractions (a million spectators, music, crazy ppl, drunk college students etc etc) that you wont even be thinking about your hip! you will be fine! Looks like you had a great year!!! Congrats!

Tina said...

You had a lot of PR's this year! Congrats! Hope your hip heals very soon!

Running Diva Mom said...

1436 miles is totally awesome -- kuddos to you! Have a great 2010, as I will continue to follow your journey.

Meg Runs said...

What a wonderful year you've had! It's so inspiring to me to hear everyone's year recapped! In your post, it shows how hard you've worked and how much your running has progressed, I just love it! I hope you hip is doing well and I know you'll be ready to race in Boston, 2010!

Darrell said...

You've had some great accomplishements in 2009. Boston is will certainly be a great beginning to 2010.

TRI-james said...

Lots of PR's - you are just getting faster!

lindsay said...

an exciting '09! hopefully your hip heals completely and quickly so it doesn't interfere with too much of 2010's awesomeness to come :) happy new year!

Tricia said...

I've set a goal to run my first 1/2 in Feb!Happy New Year!

Donna said...

I'm just catching up with your blog...had no idea about the hip. I'll be praying for you. Keep inspiring everyone you meet to keep moving! I admire your distance runs. I really enjoy the shorter races most, but want to train for at least a half by year's end.
See you at the "races".

Teamarcia said...

Congrats on an excellent year! Hope your hip behaves so I can see you in Boston! Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Wow, what an amazing year! So many big distance numbers with all those super fast PR's. Glad I was able to celebrate the Stennis one with ya! Here's to more running together in the future!

Tim F. said...

You had a great year! The many miles and the PRs! Way to go.

Ulyana said...

You had a great year of running. And I so feel you on the injury front. I'm in the same boat - a slight injury - I'll wait it out and then we'll see what 2010 brings. Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope that hip behaves and we get to read about a great Boston race.

Tony said...

Wow some year. Sounds like you have a good plan for 2010.

Robbie said...

Congratulations on a great year!! And, btw, if you sneak me a "happy pill' I will come and get it. Don't know what that is, but sounds like something I could use now...

Good luck this year and I KNOW you will do well in the Boston!!

The Happy Runner said...

Great year! Your plan for 2010 looks nice. Good luck!