Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Review

Now that I've made it through the Christmas holiday intact, it's time to wind down 2010 and get ready for a new year. The end of 2010 - opening my own law office - has been front and center, so it's nice to look back at the goals I set at the beginning of the year and see my progress.

My goals:
Run at least one race every month Yep. Some of them weren't very pretty, but I did do something every single month of the year.
Run a sub-2:00 half marathon. Fail. Came closer, but still about two minutes shy.
Run at least one marathon. Yep. I actually completed two marathon training cycles, had a DNF at the Madison Marathon in May, and then finished Twin Cities in October.
350 minutes of exercise a week. I did really well with this until the stress-fest that was November and the holiday madness of December. I have had a couple of months this summer during which I did some sort of workout every single day. I am working back to that!
Spend less money. I would say I've done this. May husband would say otherwise.
Read at least 50 books. I've finished 56, almost done with #57 - finishing up the year with a running book, Again to Carthage by John L. Parker, Jr.

My best 2010 accomplishment wasn't even on my mind when I set my goals last January - triathlon. But this year I trained for and completed three triathlons. Some triathlon-related goals will definitely be making their way onto the 2011 goal list!

I have felt a little bit down about my athletic side the last couple of months - all the stress of finishing up at my last job and starting the new office sort of took over. But reviewing my goals and recalling some proud running (and swimming and biking) moments from the year have helped me put it into perspective a little bit. I am very excited about turning the fresh page on a new training calendar!


Richelle said...

Wow, you've had a stellar year! I'm sure 2011 will be even better. Congrats!

Marci said...

You have had an amazing year Heather!! Happy New Year!

Christine said...

Wow, you had a great 2010 and I'm sure 2011 will be even better!! :)

Teamarcia said...

Sounds like a very productive year to me. Here's to an awesome 2011. Let me know what you thought of Twin Cities. I am considering it.

Jess said...

You had an awesome year! Good luck with the law office in 2011!

Carly said...

Congratulations on a great year! I am very excited for your new law firm.

Diana said...

It's always so fun to look back and see what we've done over the year. I can't wait to get to mine.
Nice job on a lot of stuff for you this year!

Katie V. said...

Sounds like 2010 was a great year for you! Congrats!

RunMommyRun said...

Opening your office was HUGE! I'm impressed with what you accomplished - glad you are too! Sometimes we need to see it on paper...either to keep us honest or to provide a reason to celebrate!!

Julie said...

You have done some amazing things this year Heather! You have done so much better than I have with your goals:) This year I won't think so big and make goals that are a little too far out of reach.

I hope you and your family had a nice Christmas! Cheers to a fantastic 2011! Happy New Year to you!