Monday, January 9, 2012

No decisions yet :)

So I have not made any race decisions for the spring yet, I just continue to train for a race. I really need to pick one. I intend to make a decision this week when I am lying on the white sandy beach in the Bahamas. So looking forward to not wearing gloves, long sleeves and running tights on my runs of the next few days.
Running has been going well. I ran 69 miles last week, and yes that 1 mile it would have taken to make it 70 does bug me a little. I am a neurotic runner, you know exactly what I am talking about :). But I decided to not be so neurotic that I jumped on the treadmill in my garage at 11pm. Instead I told myself tha t a number does not define me as a runner. Quality not just quantity is what it will take to get that new marathon Pr.
That is really it. Stay tuned for my decision and pics of my vacay :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011-unexpected success :)

Yesterday I ended the year with a great early morning 16 miler with the Team Athena girls. If it were not for them I would have ended up watching Felicity on my new Ipad (thanks honey :)) while logging more boring treadmill miles. It was really icy this morning and I was a little afraid of falling but the girls would not let me wuss out. It is so nice to have running partners that join in the fun with you :)
I logged my last miles of 2011 in my running journal and then added up all the miles :) Also hit a milestone of 71 miles this week :) No I am not in the middle of marathon training, nor do I have a race planned. Do I need to pick a marathon, YES!!! Anyway it was fun to reflect on the year and think about all that has happened and how those 2700 miles have kept me sane through motherhood, building a house, selling a house, and all of my party planning craziness.
My fancy running journal :)
2011 was a very successful year for me as far as running goes. I guess I realized that I have more potential than I ever thought I did. This year I got more serious about my running, I want to see what I can really do, how far I can push myself. I am starting to realize that I need to set some pretty big goals for myself. That is the only way I am going to reach my potential. I have met some pretty amazing women runners this past year and it is because of them that I have started to believe in big dreams.
My 2011 races
Del Sol Ragnar Relay female ultra team- we took 1st (huge challenge, very rewarding :) I ran 40 miles in 22 hours.
Run For Risa 1/2 marathon-1st female
Helvetia 1/2 marathon- 4th female overall, 1st in AG, PR 1:32:05
Sauvie Island 1/2 marathon 7th overall ( I think), 1st in AG, new PR 1:27:49
American Fork 1/2 marathon 2nd AG, new Pr 1:27:34
Hood to Coast Relay
St. George Marathon with my sister :)
Runaway Pumpkin 1/2 marathon 3rd female, 1st in AG

It was a successful year ad I am excited to see what 2012 holds :) My biggest goal is a new marathon PR. I am not quite done deciding what my racing is going to look like in 2012 but I am close. Maybe my next post :) Decisions, decisions :)