Time for the obligatory look back at 2009 and see how well I did in achieving the goals I set for myself a year ago. Surprisingly I accomplished very few of them. That's not to say my year hasn't been a success, though. It just means that it took a turn that I did not expect!
Here are the goals from a year ago and how I did.
Run the marathon that I trained for and finish it strong enough that I want to run another one.
Train for and run a second marathon.
-Did that too, although this one was almost 40 minutes slower than my first one.
Log at least 2000 miles.
-Checked that one off, too. I ran a grand total of 2146 miles.
Run a sub 30 minute 5K.
-I came close, ran a 31:05 AND placed first in my AG (only one in my age group)
Run a sub 60 minute 10K.
-Didn't even run a 10K this year, probably because I ran 5 ultras instead.
Stay injury free.
Lose 10 pounds.
-Nope, but I didn't gain any weight, either.
As you can see, I did pretty well meeting my goals, but my running took a turn towards the darkside of running ultras, something I did not anticipate at all, but a turn I'm glad I took.
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