2010 saw me pass 1500 miles, I won my very first race, and I even pooped myself
- Miles ran: 1506 (29 miles per week average)
- Marathons: 6
- Half Marathons: 1
- 10K: 1
- 5K: 3
- Pairs of shoes purchased: 6 (4 long run, 1 tempo, 1 speed)
A year ago, I set a number of goals that were not only measurable, but also very achievable. I wanted to stretch myself not only with setting aggressive time goals, but also get myself out there and finally run a few distances that I never had before. Here they were (and where I ended up):
|DON’T GET HURT |
Yeah, big fat FAIL on this one. I hurt my foot while running Rock and Roll Mardi Gras. Hurt it bad. I didn't run for nearly 6 weeks while it healed. It turned out to be some sort of tendon issue that fortunately didn't require any
|Sub 3:20 marathon (I believe they call these "big fat hairy audacious" goals) |
Ugg, another FAIL on this one. I tried, heaven help me I tried. I gave it a go in New Orleans, Seattle, and in Denver. I got close, 3 minutes away.... hell, I can't remember the last time I pooped and it didn't take that long. But at the end of the day, I didn't have it in me. FAIL - this one bugs me. A lot.
|Race any half marathon |
WIN! Finally! One that I can say that I did! I ran the Rock and Roll Los Angeles half marathon but didn't really "race" it. I probably ran a pretty solid 8 minutes longer than what I could have as I was recovering from Seattle. But, I ran the race. So, as long as "The Hills" can call it self "reality TV", I can call this one "racing".
|Sub 19:00 5K (Another bigger fatter goal - probably harder than the 3:20) |
Success!! Sub 19 5K WIN!! Not only did I do this with 10 seconds to spare, but I won the damn race. Granted, there were only 200 people who participated - but I still crossed the finish line first.
|Run a timed and accurately measured mile (Sanctioned race preferably) |
I'm sure that you all have the censored naked picture of me burned into your head, so I won't digress into that again. Mile time trial WIN! Let it suffice that I did run a mile flat out. Unfortunately, it wasn't a race - mostly because all of the races that I was able to find were kiddie "fun run" races. Don't get me wrong, I have no problems with laying the smack down on some kids - but I was afraid of their dads. Most of them are bigger than me....and I have little T-Rex runner arms.
|Complete a sprint triathlon!!! |
Yeah, big fat FAIL there. Not sure what happened here. I had thought about a few races here and there, but I really don't like to use the pool for swimming for distance....Instead, I like to use it for cannonballing, drinking beer, and splashing my wife.