In the past year I have become a runner! Never in my life would I have thought that I would be able to run like I do today. In 2010 I ran a 5k in January, 4 mile in Febuary, half marathon in May, a 10K in September, and a 10K in October! My min/mile time has improved from a 12 min/mile to a 9 min/mile! I also met my goal of running 450 miles this year...my total was 454.8.
Today I ran the First Run 5K to mark my one year annivesary of running. My finish time last year was 31:30 and this year I improved it to 28:12!! WOW, I am proud of myself! I have only lost about 6 pounds this year, but have maintained my weight pretty well and made adjustments when I gained a few. But the amount of progress I have made in running has be phenomenal!
My focus for 2011 is to continue to progress with running, cross train with water aerobics, walking, biking, hiking, and yoga, and integrate strength training into my workout! Iwould also like to challenge myself by doing more hill training and interval training with my running workouts. My husband and I are planning a 3 week trip to Switzerland to hike across the Alps also, so I need to keep in awesome shape for that also.
My goals for 2011 are:
1. Run 550 miles by Dec 31, 2011
2. Race in the Truffle Shuffle, Butte to Butte, Eugene Women's Half, and the Monster Mash.
3. Maintain my weight and work on losing a few more pounds
4. Start and maintain a consistent strength training schedule
5. Stay positive
6. Watch out for emotion induced calorie consumption!!!
Woohoo for 2011!! It is going to be a great year with more accomplishments and healthy choices! Thanks to all my sparkbuddies who keep me going and cheer me on with my progress!