As far as goals went in 2010, I set a riding goal of 1000 miles and passed that with 1243 miles ridden. For running, I just wanted to crack 100 miles, but ended up shattering that goal, coming in at 303 miles on foot. And for total fitness, I set a goal of 2000 miles and came in 2137 miles.
I weighed in around 250 pounds a year ago, and am currently at 207 pounds (the holidays certainly didn't help out with this).
I wanted to complete the Earthride 70 mile route, and did in around 5 hours. I also wanted to compete in the Kettleman duathlon, but was forced to bow out due to some financial contraints (bottom line, they wanted too much for an entry fee). As an alternative to not competing in the Kettleman, I entered my first running race on Thanksgiving Day. I completed the 5 mile Turkey Trot in 42 minutes. That put me 4th in my age group, 25th in my division, and 116th overall (out of 283).
I also made the unconscious decision to train ore than I blog.
For 2011, my goals are as follows.
- Ride 1500 miles
- Run 500 miles
- Complete 2500 total fitness miles
- Ride my first century
- Compete in more than 1 organized ride
- Compete in more than 1 running event
- Go for more 10k or longer runs
- Slim down to 175 pounds
- BLOG MORE
My brother in law, Steve, was also diagnosed just a few days ago with Colorectal cancer, so I'd ask that any of you reading this keep him, my sister, and their three kids in your thoughts and prayers.
I wish all of you a blessed and safe New Year, and I hope that our paths continue to cross in 2011, if not in person, than at least in the blog-o-sphere.
Peace to all of you,