Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


It seems absolutely crazy that in a few short weeks it will be 2011.

Thank goodness though.

I wouldn't classify 2010 as a bad year. I have way too many blessings in my life and have had too many good times with family and friends this year and I wouldn't trade in a moment of those events. It's just been a really intense year- of work, school, and life. I'm looking forward to a more balanced 2011.

I went back through my blog post to see what athletic goals I had made (and undoubtedly not fulfilled) for this year, and thankfully I found none! Don't shoot for the stars and then feel relieved when you don't reach them!

I did squeeze in a few races (I still haven't told y'all about getting to run with Bob Harper!) and maybe at the very end of 2010, I'll take the time to properly reflect on the year, but what I really want to do now is start planning for next year!

Right now, I'm tentatively training for a March 20th marathon. And by tentatively, I mean not hardly at all because it's so darn cold outside. Which makes me start eying marathons a little later in the year. Anyone have a late spring/early summer marathon suggestion? My friend will be running with me and it will be her first 26.2 so I want it to be a good one!

Other brainstorming for my 2011 athletic goals: another half or full marathon, at least one triathlon in the summer, possibly Take the Lake Extreme (i.e. kayak, run, and bike around and swim across Lake Waccamaw all in one day), and taking some time off my 5K.

I haven't signed a contract though- so don't hold me to any of those just yet! I'll let you know when the "official" training schedule is in place.

What are y'all getting done in 2011?


  1. I'm definitely starting 2011 off with a running bang! I'm running my second half in February and then my first full marathon in March. I'm kind of nervous but excited at the same time! Whew!

  2. Yeah, 2010 was pretty quick! That Tri sounds really Extreme........... OUCH!

  3. I just stumbled on your blog while looking for triathlon training tips. Love the stories! I am training for my first sprint triathlon in 2011!

  4. I'm going to be honest, I've been a terrible blog friends lately and even worse runner. My goal for 2011 is to be more consistent with my running AND to read and comment more on blogs....... thanks for making me think of 2011 this early!

  5. olympic tri (first one of that size)


  6. I wanna hear about your run with Bob Harper...so cool! 2011 will be a great running year for me. 2010 was a new start for me and I ran 2 half marathons...2011 will be even better! I have a half planned at the end of January and my first full in June. Although I haven't signed up yet...but I plan on doing it! :)

  7. Good luck with your training during the winter months. I'm down south so training in the cold isn't too bad most of the time!