I did my last review of my big goal for 2010 in July. This review took place at about the half way point of the year and had already seen one revision in my goal for the year. My big annual goal had started out being that I was going run a race in every month but January and February. I immediately ran a February 5K and altered the goal to be run 12 races in 2010.
People may say, so what? Well, to be totally honest, I never ran a race until December of 2009. To run 12 of them in the 12 months following that first race was a daunting task. On top of that, I did not choose just 5Ks. I will have run 15 races since my first race in December of 2009 when tomorrow’s Resolution Run is over. Of those races, three were half marathons. Two were ten milers. Five were 5Ks. There were also two 10Ks, a 20K, a 15K , and an 8K. So, for those of you like me – who like numbers, that is a total of just under 95 miles in race routes for the year.
On top of those races, I put in almost 1500 miles in running this year. It is looking like I am going end the year just shy of 1450 miles. This is an amazing feat to me. For the two previous years, I had set a goal of 1000 miles for the year and had failed to meet my commitment. I had given up at some point and not continued on. This year I didn’t set the goal for x number of miles but for so many races and the training around those races helped put me over the 1000 mile mark the beginning of October. Since then I have added over 330 plus miles to that total.
As I said back in July:
The benefits of this training are that my body is looking pretty good. I am not a skin and bones person by any means but I have dropped four pants sizes since I started running in September of 2007. I have dropped bra sizes from a 42D to a 38C. I have more muscle in my body composition than I have had in the past. Singing – actually anything that involves breathing – comes easier, even with allergies and asthma. My abdomen is actually developing some definition – nope, no 6-pack abs but some definition.
So, I am officially declaring 2010 a success!!
Did you set goals in January of 2010? Did you review them throughout the year? Did you meet the goals you set? Are you setting goals for 2011? What are these goals and how do you plan to hold yourself accountable?