Friday, December 31, 2010

Goals 2011

Some of these goals are going to look very familiar if you read my 2010 goal review.

1. Stay uninjured and run smart!
2. Cross train especially in warmer weather. Don't forget what a friend the bike was to you when your feet failed you!
3. Improve 5K and 10K time throughout the year.
4. Race one race a month. At the same time don't race too many races.
5. Run in some new races.
6. Run/race in a new state.
7. Race in a marathon.
8. Run in at least two half marathons.
9. Race with family members.
10. Place in age group.
11. Be in top half of field.
12. Have one overall PR in any distance.
13. Race near the ocean.
14. Race with some bloggy buddies, old and new!
15. Secret goal- find a duathlon and race in it! Tell no one as when they see you show up on a mountain bike looking not one bit like a bike racer they may not let you enter! Be prepared to come in last.



38 comments:

Karen said...

I think my favorite is the super secret goal... I won't tell anyone ;)

Carly said...

Love the goals! I like the super secret goal too....I would have the same issue.

Jenn said...

Great goals! Love reading the 2010 review as well! Hope you knock out all 15 of them!! Happy New Year!

Giorgio said...

I agree with those goals, although I've never run a marathon.
With regard to your 6th goal (Run/race in a new state), Stefano and I are planning to run the Berlin half marathon.

misszippy said...

A great list. And love the secret one--you'll have a blast. We have a brand-new one here this August if you feel like a road trip!

Dash said...

Happy New Year, may all your goals come true. I'll be watching your race schedule to see if I can hook up to help you with goal #14.

Anne said...

Great goals ajh...so glad to see that your running continues to go well. As for the duathlon, I also plan on trying one in May. It's a 5K run, 20K bike ride, 5K run :) It's a bunch of loops. I'm totally prepared to come in last and that's fine with me. Can't wait to follow along as you complete your goals in 2011 :)

Teamarcia said...

Love these! Gosh we all need to do that super secret one together.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I love these goals. I think you should go visit Emily and race National in D.C. a whole bunch of bloggers will be there.

Secret Goal #15 is awesome!

Velma said...

Happpy New Year! I want to race near the ocean :)

lindsay said...

LOL i love #15 too. happy, healthy running/racing/duathling in 2011! :)

Fran said...

Love your goals, especially the secret one, it made me laugh.

Happy new year Andrea, hope it will be a great year for you.

Detroit Runner said...

Great goals. I like #9 - if I could just get my family to do one with me!

Jill said...

Hey, did you write #15 from my RR?? :) THAT was totally me doing that DU...and it was ok. Not at the moment, but later it was.

I hope we are united in 2011 again, was a pleasure meeting you and becoming good "friends". 2011 will be a great you for you, I just know it!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Lee said...

Nice goals, and lots of them! Ooh, the ocean, sounds nice!

Christina said...

Love the goals, especially the secret one.
Have a wonderful 2011. Happy New Year!

Darlene said...

Great list - very realistic - you will rock them all - Love #14!!

Happy New Year!

Johann said...

Awesome goals! I wish you a wonderful injury free year!

Meg said...

What a fun list to read, I hope all of those goals come true for you! I especially love the family ones!
Come visit us in California and run along the coast! You'd love it!

Tricia said...

happy new year!

LookingUpAgain said...

Hey! Great goals! There's a duathlon here in IL in April (Peanut Butter Duathlon, 2 mile run, 14 mile bike, 2 mile run) :) You can tackle goal 6 and 15 at one time! Andy heck, I might give it a try so throw goal 14 in there too!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Love this! You should come do the Newport Marathon on the Oregon coast for your ocean running. I think I've decided to to it...June 4th! But Oregon is such a cold coast...you might mean a warmer ocean. :) I'd like to try a Du or a Tri but I'm scared of the bike and swim so that doesn't leave me with much. :) Happy New Year. Hope to read more of your blog in the new year....I always see you around here in blog land and keep meaning to visit more often.

Richelle said...

If you're looking for a du, then check out the Minneapolis Duathlon at the end of August. The race organizers don't care what kind of bike you use (you can even use a single speed with a bell on it), just as long as you're active and having a good time. Check out the link at http://www.teamortho.us

P said...

That secret goal is the BEST!! You are going to rock 2011 - Happy New Year!

Jamoosh said...

I've got a secret...

Happy New Year!

LMC said...

I enjoyed reading through your review of 2010. It was a pretty successful year, of course, except for the @$&#(%$ injury! I think you can definitely achieve all 14 of those goals in 2011. (I would comment on the secret goal, but it's a secret :). Here's wishing you have a fun and injury free 2011!!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

15 goals is a lot, but you can do it! Looks like it's going to be a fun year!

Jennifer said...

Great list of goals for 2011! Happy new year and may your feet be swift and sure in 2011!

Sherri said...

Those are great goals!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ewa said...

I think your secret goal is out.
Happy New Year to you.

Alisa said...

I think you can easily hit these targets. I happen to be most found of #13-- ocean = love.

Julie said...

Happy New Year to you! I love your goals and need to start thinking about mine:) Wishing you the best for 2011!

Chris K said...

Wow, that won't keep you busy or anything. I have one goal for 2011 :-)

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Hi - just found your blog - it looks great. Good luck with your goals! Be great today!

Emily said...

I agree with TMB! Come to DC for the national half! And DUATHLON?! Go mom!

Molly said...

you go for that duathlon!!!! I recently found out that mountain bikes are popular at races, so don't sweat it, I'm going to use mine for my sprint! I can't believe I just typed that. Happy New Year!

Marlene said...

Ooooh, I am loving this list! Especially #7 and the secret last one. :)

Wishing you a healthy 2011! Looking forward to following along on your adventures!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

MCM Mama said...

Excellent goals! Love them! And I'd love to run again next time you come down this way.