Wednesday, December 29, 2010

what's behind me, and what's ahead

I've been thinking of this past year, and it's been a good one. 

I had two main goals for 2010, run a marathon and run 1,000 miles. I managed to complete my marathon in September, even though I injured my hamstring two weeks before the race.  Hammy flared up every now and then, and I ended up taking a total of 5 weeks off to let it heal completely. So as of today, my miles for the year are 827.5.  A bit disappointed that I didn't reach 1,000, but the important thing is that I kept at it, even when I realized I wouldn't make it.  I didn't keep track of all the miles I put in on my bike, or walks with the kids and Frank, or even my yoga/DVD workouts, so I'll bet I reached 1,000 when you add all those miles to my running total.  So it's all good.

I also had some fun moments:

Getting my tattoo:



Getting Frank:


Lovin' on Mike and my kids:


Running with my friends:


Being with family:



Now, Goals for 2011:

Goal #1: Stay injury free. I'm going to keep up the cross training to make sure this goal is attained!

Goal #2: Mystery Marathon. I won't find out if I can run this until March.  Fingers crossed.

Goal #3: A Duathlon. There is Du the Lakes on May 7th, at Green Lakes, here in Syracuse.  I think this would be a fun new challenge.

Goal #4: 1,000 running miles. 

Goal #5: run my favorite local races.  Syracuse is hosting the inaugural Empire State Marathon and Half on October 16, I think I'll tackle the half.  On my wish list, are the New Bedford Half Marathon, and the Hershey Half Marathon.

I'm going to keep experimenting in the kitchen, keep up with my reading, and enjoy my kids, family and friends.  Mike and I would really love to take the kids to Disney in 2011, so we'll see what happens. 

I've been lucky to work with some great companies to do giveaways for friends of my blog, there are still a few days left for my CEP compression shorts if you haven't seen it, here.

It's been a really good year for us, and I'm very fortunate.

Happy New Year Peeps.

38 comments:

Emz said...

so awesome Molly.

way to go!

Go get that #4!!

abbi said...

It was a great year for you - other than that injury thing but I guess that allowed you to branch out a little more! Have a wonderful 2011 - can't wait to keep reading what is next!

Detroit Runner said...

I'd like to do a duathlon this year as well. I would do a tri if the swim did not scare me.

Terri said...

You have had a good year, haven't you? Love reading your goals for next year - sending injury-free thoughts your way!

H Love said...

it has been great "running" along side you! you had a great year and stayed strong! go get it in 2011~

ajh said...

Great goals. Here is to being injury free and cross training. I may go look up that duathlon!

Johann said...

Great year for you Molly, well done! Love your 2011 goals. Frank is the best!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

You have been very blessed this year, Molly! I pray for continued blessings for you this 2011 =)

Hannah said...

Happy New Year! What a great year you've had. Here's to an amazing 2011 for you! Looking forward to hearing about your mystery marathon!

J said...

2010 was a great year for you!! I didn't reach 1000 miles this year either but I am sure next year will be better for both of us!

Amber said...

Goal #4: 1,000 running miles.

Dang good luck girl!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Great list of goals, have fun reaching them all!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Your 2010 mileage total is still very impressive! Your 2011 goals are great and I wish you all the best in attaining them!

Tricia said...

good luck with all your goals!

Darlene said...

Sounds like you had a great year -that's a liot of miles with an injury break. I bet yo have an even better 2011. Albany's not so far away!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Looks and sounds like a good year has passed and a solid set of goals for the year ahead. Enjoy your New Year's holiday!

kristen said...

Happy New Year to you too girl!!

Pam said...

Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Hi Molly,
I would love to do a Duathlon too! I think it is a great goal. You have done some pretty awesome things this year! I know that 2011 will be full of adventure and fun! Take care and have a wonderful new year!

Teamarcia said...

It's definitely all good! You've had an amazing year and I bet 2011 will be even better. I think we're both hoping for the same mystery marathon! And I think all of us that want to du should do it together--how cool would that be?

Michelle said...

Great year Molly! Glad I found your blog this year - it's been fun to be along for the ride! Looking forward to seeing what 2011 brings - Have a wonderful new year!!

Angie Bee said...

what a great year!! Glad to have met you this year too. Happy New Year!!

Colleen said...

Yay Molly! What a great year (besides the injury of course).

And I wouldn't sweat not hitting the 1000 miles. All things considered, you did awesome - and that's what 2011 is for! You'll have a great year!

Amy said...

Definitely a great year for you! I think your goals are great for 2011.

Happy New Year!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

nothing like a year of good to make you thank your lucky stars :) glad it is all going well and frank is too cute

Tortuga_Runner said...

Injury free is a huge commitment...not sure I am ready for that, but you can totally do it. Keep us posted on your favorite reads, I just got a kindle and am always game for a new book.

Nicki said...

What a fantastic year, Molly! Hope to get up your way and actually meet you in 2011.

Erin C. said...

Congrats on all your accomplishments this year! You are definitely an inspiration. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog this year. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Amanda@runninghood said...

sweet tat! I also want to try a Du or a Tri this year! Great goals and loved your pictures. I hope to read much more of your blog in the new year!!

Kelley said...

Looks like 2010 was a great year - Here's to an even better 2011!

Black Knight said...

You made great things. Good luck on the next goals but I am sure you will do very well.

Kevin @ Half TRI-ing said...

Franks a real cutie.

Kevin
http://halftriing.blogspot.com

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