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Bring it on - 2012

Monday, January 02, 2012

It's been a while since the last time I have written a blog!

2011 was a good running year for me. I ended the year with 1456.31 miles - still short of my 1500 mile goal but 241.50 miles more than 2010.

I set new personal best records in the 5k (29:48), Half marathon (2:09:29), and Full marathon this year(4:52:02). This weekend I will be running the Goofy (39.3 miles) and I am looking forward to it! Crazy, yuh?!

I have noticed that I have learned to be happy & content with what my body can do & to stop comparing it to what others are doing. It has lead me to greater satisfaction & has given me more motivation to push on to see what else I can do.

2011 was the year for running the distance. 2012 will be about increasing my running pace. I still plan on running at least a 16 miler every month to keep up my endurance but my focus will be on intervals & tempo runs. I want to get as close as I can to running a sub-2 hour half marathon this year. I also want to get as close as I can to running a 4:30 full marathon.

I love running distance. I hate running 5K & 10Ks. Those are brutal! But I am going to do it. I have set my goal for a 28 minute 5K or better and a sub- 1 hour 10K.

I brought the Home Body Pump (by Beach Body & Les Miles) for a Christmas gift to me. I plan on doing that 2 - 3 times a week. I need more muscle mass!

I will be meeting up with Beth & Suezette at Disney to run the Goofy this weekend. I will also be seeing many other sparkers! I cannot wait. It's gonna be another great memory for me.

After I recover from the Goofy, the speed training starts! Bring it on, 2012 - I am READY!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CUTENHEALTHY 1/17/2012 11:55PM

  Pretty awesome that you can say you love running distance and hate running 5 & 10k's. You are definitely a runner! And those miles you logged...sheeesh! Simply amazing!

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CYPATAYLOR2 1/12/2012 11:38PM

  I have to agree with RICHOJOHNSON the Goofy sounds grueling. Congratulations on all that you did in 2011 and Good Luck in 2012!!!!

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EXRAYCHIC 1/7/2012 10:17AM

    Great job in all the running! I so miss the sport! Goofy is so fun, I really enjoyed it!

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AIMLESS07 1/5/2012 7:22PM

    Way to go!

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CANDIS799 1/5/2012 12:01PM

    I love how much mileage you do!! Good luck with your speed goals in 2012. I'll be cheering for you!

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COOPSM 1/5/2012 5:58AM

    You WILL have a great year!!! So glad I get to be a part of your Goofy!!! Happy New Year!!!

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TIGGER622 1/4/2012 1:21PM

    You are truly an inspiration!!! What an awesome 2011!!!! Say hi to our pals for me! Miss you girl!

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MBSHAZZER 1/3/2012 3:27PM

    Tammy, 2011 was a great year for you! I have no doubt that 2012 will be just as great! Can't wait to hear all about the Goofy!

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ANGIERUNNER 1/3/2012 11:32AM

    great running in 2011 and great goals for 2012 emoticon emoticon

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CAROLCRC 1/3/2012 9:00AM

    Tammy - we could SO run together! Except you can run further and longer... LOL. Love the pace goals; they are so similar to mine!

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RICHOJOHNSON 1/3/2012 4:47AM

    Tammy - you rock - that Goofy run sounds gruelling! Aptly named I think.

You Go Girl

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FINDINGMEIN2012 1/2/2012 10:21PM

    Have a great time doing Goofy!!! I love the happiness and contentment with what your body can do and what more it will be able to do. So healthy! Woohoo!!

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JEM0622 1/2/2012 9:51PM

    Good goals, Tammy! And you had a great 2011. I cannot wait until I am able to do a half again. Maybe 2013.

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ETTEZEUS 1/2/2012 9:20PM

    I feel like my life will begin again after Goofy....LOL

You're going to do great in 2012!!

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NICE_ASPHALT 1/2/2012 8:51PM


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LAURIE5658 1/2/2012 8:12PM

    Tammy, you have a set plan and that is where it starts! Have a great time at Disney World this week/weekend. That is truly my Happy Place! Rock it, girl!

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EDGEOFSANITY 1/2/2012 7:24PM

    Great goals Tammy! But you forgot to add your trip to Dallas in there =)

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JOPAPGH 1/2/2012 7:13PM

    Good goals + good mindset = a good 2012 for Tammy!!

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RUNTILUDROP 1/2/2012 7:05PM

    Speed training will definitely make you faster. It is hard (nothing is easy), but the results will be awesome. I knocked off 25 minutes from my first road marathon on my second road marathon. Just from speed work. You go girl! I am rooting for ya.

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AUNTIE65 1/2/2012 6:50PM

    go Tammy go!

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RHYNIC 1/2/2012 5:45PM

    I don't know how wonderful your 2012 will be but you are sure starting it in a fantastic way.

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LIZZYP609 1/2/2012 5:33PM

    Love it! emoticon

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ERINBEAR1876 1/2/2012 5:01PM

    Heck yes!! Love the challenges you set for yourself. Have fun!

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NYC_NATIVE 1/2/2012 4:57PM

    You are SO ready!!! Yah!! emoticon

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