Okay, first thing’s first. Is it “year-end” or “year-in” post? I’ve seen both, but “year-end” just makes more sense to me, so that’s what I’m going with.
I honestly can’t do a goals/accomplishments comparison because I really didn’t have any set goals for 2010. But I’m happy with the way things went down.
On the non-running front, in 2010 …
- I turned 30. I know, I know, that’s not exactly something I had any control over, but it was still a pretty big deal!
- my family was healthy. I did have to have a lymph node in my neck checked out early in the year to rule out the c word, but praise the Lord, that turned out fine.
- I was promoted to Postmaster. No more money than my supervisor job but LOTS less stress, and that is PRICELESS!
- we added our newest member to our small furry family. We adopted Harley from a bully-breed rescue in February.
- I was baptised.
- we enjoyed wonderful trips to Cabo San Lucas, Destin, and Las Vegas.
- we made great strides towards reducing debt. We no longer own a credit card Those things are the devil in a little plastic suit.
And in running news, in 2010 …
- I ran my second and third half-marathons. I finished my third one 21 minutes faster than my first slightly less than a year prior (21-minute improvement from November 2009 to October 2010).
- I completed my
firstonly marathon. Yes, I’m still saying I’m done with those.
- I ran 710.3 miles.
Considering that I hardly ran at all in January and very little to speak of in May or June and missed SO MANY miles with my knee during the marathon training, all in all, I’m satisfied.
Now for my 2011 goals…
- Be happy. Simple, right? I’m cutting ties with the people and things in my life that bring me stress, unhappiness, and drama. Buh-bye negativity!
- Further decrease my meat and animal product consumption. I’ve cut way back on my carnivorous ways the last several months, and I want to continue this trend. Also, the more I learn about dairy, the more I think I should scale that back too. I have no desire to become completely vegetarian or vegan, but the benefits of a primarily plant-based diet (for your body, for the environment, and obviously for animals) are inarguable.
- Decrease unnecessary spending. Do I REALLY need that new coat?
And running …
- 1,000 miles. That’s almost 300 more than I ran this year, but if I stay healthy it’s totally doable.
- Make more time for cross and strength training.
- Work on speed. I would like to see what I’m capable of in the 5K distance, and I would like to be under 2:10 in the half-marathon distance by the fall.
(I hereby reserve the right to delete this post and deny that it ever existed if I fall embarassingly short of these goals.)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!