Ending the year with 1436 miles of running
18 races - 5 PR's
Will end with 388 miles easy walking
Bike 202 casual biking
Finally started some home yoga
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)
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?