I debated about whether to write a 2011 recap post. Last night I decided not to but then today I had this nagging feeling like I should. 2011 was a good year so I should do it justice!
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time you probably already know what I’m most proud of in 2011 – qualifying for Boston at the Lehigh Valley Marathon on 9/11/11.
3 weeks later, I found out that I would be running Boston in 2012.
There were other PRs too. Cherry Blossom 10-miler (1:19), a hot and humid 5K (23:22 – I need to revisit this!), and a not-what-I-wanted-but-a-PR-nonetheless at the Philly Half Marathon (1:47).
I can’t forget our travels in 2011 either. San Francisco in February. Ireland in May.
Other good stuff: I started a blog and “officially” started my own little coaching business.
Instead of resolutions, I prefer to make goals. I want to document them here on the blog so, one year from now, I can see my progress (or lack of). In no particular order, here’s what I’d like to accomplish in 2012:
1. Run a sub-3:40 at Boston and BQ again (more on this later).
2. Study and pass the CSCS exam.
3. Revamp the blog and switch to self-hosting.
4. Grow my coaching business.
I think that is enough! I also don’t like to be unrealistic!
Happy New Year!
Tell me something you would like to accomplish in 2012 (it can be anything)…
I love this and totally agree on making goals and not resolutions! I was actually planning to post my version of this tomorrow and even thought about the same exact title….great minds must think alike 🙂 I’m so excited to follow your training up to and after Boston!!! Happy NYE and good luck with your goals for next year!
Kyle @ Triathlete Talk says
Hey Kristy, I just found your blog and I’m really impressed. I really like your goal to qualify for Boston (…again!!). Dream big and commit to achieve them, you can do it!
Great goals! You had quite a year. You have the perfect recap – a few memories, a few pictures, and it didn’t take me nine hours to read. Hmmm, something I want to accomplish in 2012….I guess just overall get faster, I know that’s a resolution, not a goal, but oh well! Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! And what an accomplishment qualifying for Boston. So great.
One of my resolutions (goals) for 2012 is to run another marathon… and maybe, just maybe, run another ultra. But I’m capping it at 50 miles. None of this 100 mile crap again! 😉
And I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who thinks NYE is a BIG letdown. I’ll be staying in, too!
Yay, I’m glad you decided on a little recap! Always good to remember. I have a similar pic from the Guinness Factory – love Ireland so much!! Can’t wait to follow your Boston training. I’d love to BQ next year, but would be happy with a decent marathon PR! Happy New Year!
I am bad at New Year’s Resolutions – I never make them! I guess I’d like something to get published in 2012, maybe qualify for Boston if I run another marathon, hmmm….
Sounds like a pretty epic 2011 – I’m excited to see where 2012 takes you!
A sub 3:40? Dang girl, that would be bad ass! You can do it though. At least Boston is a fast field so you shouldn’t get clogged up behind slow people. 🙂
Very true…since I am the slow people!
i love your 2012 goals and cannot wait to follow along with your blog in the new year. i’m pretty lost on my 2012 goals right now. i guess one would be starting a meditation practice. yikes! i can’t sit still! 🙂
Congrats on 2011 and best of luck for 2012 – Hope to make it to Boston one day!
You had a great year!! You are going to have such a great time at Boston! sub 3:30 marathon is the A goal for me.