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Another Year-end Recap

Monday, December 31, 2012

Goal: Get back to my 2008 weight - lose those pesky 5 pounds
~ Sadly those same 5 pounds are still there

Goal: Concentrate more on proper nutrition
~My nutrition has improved a lot this year, looking to keep the trend going

Goal: Rehab. my ankle in a smart way
~There’s a whole blog or more in itself. I tried, but facing surgery on both ankles this year.

Goal: 18,000 fitness minutes
~Total for year was 15,853 – short of the goal, but not bad considering the injuries.

Goal: 1,000 miles
~Total for year was 622 – way short of the goal. Again injury played a big role, but probably overly ambitious anyway.

Goal: Increase running - build back up endurance and speed
~Yes and no. Prior to the ankles acting up again late July, I was on track but slowed significantly after that. However, I truly did run more and PRd my 5K time with a time of 26:19.

Goal: Race at least once per month (several shorter races)
~Although I did not race in the months of January or October, I did complete a total of 21 races this year - six half marathons, three 10Ks, one four-mile trail race, and 11 5Ks (race recap listed below).

Goal: Find a new ST program I will enjoy and benefit from
~This goal was a result of stopping my gym membership because of a huge price increase. After several months of trying different things, I joined a different gym and went back to my first love of Body Pump.

Goal: MORE stretching
~I have increased my stretching, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement.

Goal: FINALLY do the work to get the abs I want - I hate ab work and find every reason not to do it
~TOTAL fail on this one. I still hate ab work.

Goal: Sub 2:00 HM
~ Nope, maybe someday – maybe not.

Goal: Add 2 states to my racing list
~ Success! Added Ohio & Wisconsin for HMs (Also added Colorado for 10K distance)

2012 RACES
2/18–SGHS Bridge Run 5K (29:08)
2/25–Dolphin Day 10K (57:19)
3/17–Buzz Run 5K (27:52)
4/7-Dogwood Dash 5K (27:32)
4/14-Coastal GA 4mile Trail Run (36:24)
4/21–Blessing of the Fleet 5K (26:49)
4/28-YMCA 10K (1:07)
5/12 - Fitness is Fun 5K (26:19 PR!)
5/20-Cellcom Green Bay HM (2:18)
5/28–Bolder Boulder 10K (59:49)
6/16 - Summer Solstice 5K (27:53)
6/24-Pictured Rocks HM (2:16)
7/4–Firecracker 5K Trail (32:07)
8/4-Marquette Firefighter 5K (27:18)
9/1–Marquette HM (2:39)
9/8 - Summer's End Run HM (2:08)
9/15-Air Force HM (2:09)
9/22-Sault Chamber Chase HM (2:12)
11/3 - Runnin' for the Law 5K (30:09)
11/22 - Marquette Turkey Trot 5K (30:30 ish)
12/29 - Run Like the Finn 5K (59:57 - walked)

Stay tuned for 2013 goals – I still need to think it through, but they will be brief compared to 2012.
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    Amazing!! Great job!!!!
    1388 days ago
    Very impressive race list. I'd say it was a good year for you.
    1389 days ago
    That is one impressive list of races. I'm counting your year as an unqualified success. A pair of bad ankles and you still accomplished more than most people could even imagine. Go you!
    1389 days ago
    Wonderful job! Can't wait to see what 2013 brings your way. Happy happy new year!
    1390 days ago
    I think it was a great year!!
    1391 days ago
    Great recap! I'd have to think long & hard to write mine! Here's to continued success in 2013!
    1391 days ago
    Awesome recap! I really should make goals like this.... hmmm...maybe i should rewind and look at my blogs from last year. lol.

    We have similar running goals - and weight loss goals - except I like your 5lb goal better than my 10 for sure!! Thanks for all of your support this year :)

    Wishing you much health and wellness in 2013!
    1391 days ago
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