So it’s that time of year when we all start thinking about the year that is ending. When I started looking back I was quite amazed to see how many running goals I managed to achieve.
2010 began with me signing up to a half marathon (my first) which seemed like an impossible goal at times . It was such a hilly course, but I ran the entire way and was ecstatic to finish in 2.32 🙂 I think that was the point that I began to see myself as a runner. Even though I had been running for a couple of years (since my first race for life), and had run 10k races, I still could not match up the “me” with a runner. That was way back in March, and I went on to get a pb for my 10k in (on such a hot day), a 5k pb for my race for life in June, a faster half marathon, close to the hour mark in another 10k, volunteered at a race (this reminds me I should do that again) and had unexpected fun at a surprise cross country race in November!
I also started this blog! I could ramble on for hours; this year has had it’s ups and downs as most years do, but I am feeling optimistic about the year ahead. I have signed up to my first Marathon, so I am looking forward to that challenge.
How are you feeling about the year ahead? Any goals you are aiming for?
11 thoughts on “The year of the half”
Well done on all your running achievements! I’m just about to post about my 2011 goals. Happy New Year!
Wow you have so many acheivements this year! Congrats!
I’ve got plenty of goals, which I’ll be posting about shortly 🙂
I’m kind of following the same path for 2011 as you did for 2010 by signing up for my very 1st marathon!! 😀 You’re inspirational you know 🙂
Aw thanks so much! 🙂 How exciting for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You’re advancing 13.1 miles a year. Will you do an ultra next year? 😉
Mary’s right though, you are inspirational. Being able to watch someone go from 5k to a marathon is great, and I’m excited for the mara training!
Happy New Year 🙂 xx
Ah thanks so much- I have not done it yet though…!
I think this will be my limit- although reading Born to Run is totally inspirational- am only a few chapters in but it is amazing- people running 100 miles!
Laura and Emma- thanks- I am about to catch up so I look forward to seeing your goals too! 🙂
It looks like you had a fab year! Let’s hope 2011 is just as good. 🙂
Well done on your achievements! One of my goals for the year, is to get running! Possibly a 5K!
Yay get running- how exciting! A 5k is a great distance to start with- you will totally earn that medal for the end of the race! 🙂