1) Goal: Get and stay healthy; Goal Type: Health and Wellness
Notes: At the beginning of the year I hurt my ankle doing a double marathon weekend. While recovering I switched over to minimalist shoes (vibrams and Nike Frees). This made a HUGE difference in my training and keeping my ankles and feet strong. I also kept up weight training which I can honestly say is the #1 key to staying injury free! I completed 27 marathons and ultras over the year and managed to get through over 2000 miles without injury (*serious knock on wood*)
2) Goal: 24 Marathons in 2010; Goal Type: Marathons/Races
Notes: Finished 27 Marathons and Ultras, including my first 50-miler
3) Goal: < 120 lbs; Goal Type: Weight
Notes: I've been staying between 115 and 119!
4) Goal: Complete and Alaskan Marathon!; Goal Type: Race State
Notes: Completed the Big Wild Humpy's Classic Marathon on August 14, 2010!
5) Goal: 2010 Miles in 2010; Goal Type: Mileage
Notes: Christmas Day I ran my 2010th mile!
6) Goal: Learn to run on the treadmill; Goal Type: Training
Notes: Successfully completed a number of mid-distance treadmill runs in the winter. Also, did many of my speedwork sessions on the treadmill. I'm not 100% comfortable doing LONG distances yet.
7) Goal: Meet Bloggy Friends; Goal Type: Bloggy Fun!
Notes: I've met a very good number of bloggy friends all over the US this year. The biggest meet-up was in Seattle when the very popular Mel organized a great dinner. In addition, I've met dozens of maniacs and 50-staters.
8) Goal: Boston Qualifying Time; Goal Type: Time
Notes: Even though this was my stretch goal, I still made it! I first made BQ in March at the HMRRC Winter marathon, then I repeated 7 more times throughout the year with a PR of 3:24 at the Omaha Marathon.
9) Followers: 150 Followers; Goal Type: Bloggy Fun!
Notes: As of today (December 28th- Midnight) I have 198 official followers as well as a number of followers on facebook. I had such great opportunities to meet so many other bloggers/followers this year... it really made these marathons so much more fun.
In 2010 I met nearly ALL of my goals (coming up short on mill'o'Death training). I would call that a very accomplished year! Thanks so much to everybody for all your support along the way and keeping me motivated. I'll be posting an all NEW set of goals for 2011 coming up this week!
"Run to Win" - Meb
Worried about getting injured? Need a boost in speed to hit a PR? Ask yourself... "Have I done my strength training today?!?"