Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tag - Back at You!

I was tagged by Her Name is Rio and She Runs.  If you haven't checked out her blog do so!  She is a great poster and commenter!

1. What are you most proud of accomplishing in 2010?

Running wise - I'm most proud of taking the time I needed from my injury and not running too early as much as I wanted to.  It took me awhile to get to the point, I can't say I stopped until it was pretty clear that was my only choice. But once I made up my mind I stuck it out until it was okay to run again. I don't know that I am all clear yet but things are going well.

Non Running - This is easy. It is still fitness related just not running.  I am very proud of hiking up Pikes Peak.  I am not a hiker although maybe now I am! This was  a big reach for me but I did it!  Mary kept telling me I could so I chose to believe her and kept putting -as they say - one foot in front of the other.

2.  What are your goals for 2011?

 First I want to stay uninjured!  

I want to race more races with my family.

I would like to do a marathon this year.  I missed it in 2010.

I want to do some new races.

I want to race in some new places.

I would love love love to have a PR. It's been awhile. 

I need to race near the ocean at least once!

3.  What is your favorite race?

VERY.TOUGH.QUESTION!   I have done a lot of races and I really like to race.  I like well organized races. I can't stand it when they aren't and I usually don't go back. I like scenic races.  I like racing with friends or family.  Okay what fits these qualifications?  I think I have to go with Vermont City Marathon. I love this race.  It is so much fun either as a marathon or a half. I have done it twice for both.  This year I plan to try and do the half again.  I don't see me jumping into a marathon too soon so I hope I get into the half. It is a relay and is just the best!!!

Church Street - you go through twice

My boy - finishing his half the year we did the relay

See how fast everyone is!

4. What is your most embarrassing running moment?

Well........the usual bathroom issues, falling down in  a race - twice actually - I can't think of anything much.

Anyone who hasn't been tagged and wants to do this....please do!!!


Char said...

Running with your kids is THE BEST! I totally get that. I hope you get a lot more opportunities to run with yours in 2011.

Teamarcia said...

Fun stuff! Gosh maybe I need to consider VCM this year...

Jill said...

I love your goals for 2011, I think those are perfect!

I hope you had a wonderful day today with your family!!! :)

Amy said...

I hope to get to run with my kids once they get older - I think we may have convinced my oldest to do a 5K on New Year's eve - fingers crossed!

Johann said...

Lovely! I like your goals. Someone mentioned I should join them for the Vermont 100 one year. Who knows, maybe it happens.

misszippy said...

I hope you get all of your 2011 running wishes! I'll bet VCM is beautiful.

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

Those water bottles on the table look cool. Usually paper cups so nice touch.

Generation X (Slomohusky) said...

would love to a marathon in New England, but certainly not speedy enough to BQ. I will look into Vermont! thanks for the tip!

Chris K said...

You did a great job of healing your heel in the second half of this year. Really smart self-control to not push it and come back too early. Others can learn from you. I think 2011 will be good for you. I see a marathon for sure.

HappyTrails said...

Staying uninjured is a fantastic goal, although we thought you might get pretty attached to the bike!!!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I thought it was great the way that you had so much fun exploring on your bike when you couldn't run this year. You took a not so great thing and did something fun!

Leandre said...

From the office of the Vermont City Marathon: we love that you love the race so much! Comments like your make all the effort so very worth while. As you know, the lottery for the relay opens tomorrow! Sending you good luck vibes for an entry AND a healthy 2011.