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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

Day 366 - January 1, 2010

Well, it was exactly a year ago today that I started my second attempt at running everyday for at least 1000 days in a row. I started the streak with a very slow 5K (for me) that I actually stopped to walk in (something I had never done in any distance short of a marathon) TWICE! But as 2009 progressed, I got my legs back, my wind back, and my times were starting to get back to normal for me. I ran a decent 5K at Thanksgiving and a better than expected 4-miler in December. I was really hoping to have a fantastic one year difference to talk about today, but this year's New Year's Day 5K was canceled due to all the snow we still have on the course. So today, I'll just have to settle for a regular run.

The run today was special - I had the pleasure of running the first 3/4 mile with my six year old daughter. She did really well and while the pace wasn't steady, she still averaged out at just over 10 minute miles. She likes to run with me and I try to find time for her whenever we can.

When I went back out for the remainder of my run, I tried to think about some goal for 2010. I was inspired by the 81 goals that Perry over at Just Your Average Joggler set for himself in 2009. So here are a few that I came up with today:

  1. Run everyday and accumulate at least 1500 miles
  2. Break 18:30 in a 5K
  3. Break 65 minutes in the Charlottesville 10 miler
  4. Break 24 minutes in a 4 miler
  5. Run at least 3 races of 10 miles or more
  6. Run a marathon or 2 half marathons
  7. Qualify for Boston
  8. Do at least 100 push-ups in a single set
  9. Do at least 15 pull-ups in a single set
  10. Do at least one 50 mile ride on my bike.
2009 was a good year for weight loss for me, but I could still drop another 10 pounds. Last year I shed 17 pounds from my January high. The next 10 will definitely be more difficult. It would be nice, but I can live with my current weight if it doesn't happen. I guess I just made an excuse for myself, didn't I?

I'll try to remember to update my progress as 2010 passes along. Feel free to drop me a comment to remind me - I need the accountability.

1 comment:

Ace said...

Congratulations on an outstanding accomplishment! I will be looking for your name on the list!