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Thursday, December 30, 2010

How did my 2010 Resolutions turn out?

Well here were my resolutions for 2010 and a little recap about how I did.  

Main goal for 2010 was to start this blog - I am very happy to say I stuck with it!  YAHOO!  

Lose weight - 10 pounds - as a result of Breast cancer surgery and radiation I have lymphedema and losing 10 pounds would help my arm, I think. It would also make my running easier. I currently weigh 136 - I am 5'5" and am 54 years old.  
I did pretty good - I am consistently 129, so not quite 10 pounds, but a solid 7 pounds.  I will be working my current weight down to 125 during 2011.  

Run 1,000 miles - sounds good - but I would really have to commit to increasing my running
I hit this goal earlier this week.  This was actually harder than I thought it would be.  I remember reading about many people passing this goal much earlier in the year and felt a little defeated - but I persevered.  Having the stress fracture in April meant NO running for 6 weeks.  Next year my goal will be higher.  

Relax and smell the roses more. I tend to work 10 hours a day - I know that my husband would like me to cut back - but that is really hard, because I have a lot of responsibilities and this is a really busy time.
Depends on who you talk to.  My husband still thinks I work too much - but I am trying to cut back - I know I could be better at it and will continue to work on this in 2011.

Work on individual qualities: Patience and compassion to name a couple.
These are pretty wishy washy goals and very hard to measure . . . honestly it depends on the day.  

Increase my speed: I tend to run between a 9 and 10 minute mile - not very fast, I should probably work on increasing my speed.
I have hit some PR's this year and think I have increased my speed - again I will continue to work on this during 2011. 

So 2010 was a WONDERFUL year.  
Ran more than I have ever run before
Ran in more races than ever
Placed 2nd in my age group in the local Turkey Trot
Biked in the MS 150 - back to back 75 miles each day
Road my bike for 874 miles outside and have added another 52 miles on the trainer
Met a group of wonderful women from the Madison area that run and blog
Developed relationships with bloggie friends from far and wide

Here is hoping tha 2011 will be just as wonderful!


  1. Happy New Year Linda! May 2011 be as wonderful, if not more, than 2010! Happy injury-free running...and maybe a duathlon :)

  2. Linda, you did so much this year!! Your determination and desire to be really present in your life totally shines through.

    And thank you thank you thank you for the pooping penguin. I loved it as did the kids. Poop never tasted so good.

  3. You had a great year! You also encouraged and supported a lot of us readers and bloggers, too. Thanks for that! Congrats on doing so well on your goals and I hope you have a wonderful 2011!!

  4. Congratulations!!!! Sounds like a very successful year to me.

  5. I wish your 2011 is even better than your 2010.