Thursday, January 27, 2011

Reflecting on 2010

I realize we're close to a month into the new year, but hey - I've been busy.

I've been thinking a lot about 2010, especially my running.  It was definitely a good year.

I started off my year taking it pretty easy with training since I was coming off of a marathon PR in October and then a course marathon PR in December.  I ran a half marathon in both February and March, and then I ran two more half marathons in April (and a 10K where I ran a PR).

The second half in April was Country Music - I ran as the 2:15 pacer and had a blast helping other people reach their goal.

I traveled to Michigan in May to run my first 25K with some fun blog friends!  Then I ran my favorite hilly, hot and humid race and the RC Cola and Moon Pike 10-Miler.  I rounded out my summer by running the San Francisco Marathon (that I ran on virtually no training because of a stupid boy who threw my world off balance for a bit) and then the Howl at the Moon 5K where I won an age group aware.

I ran a new half PR at the Women's Half in September and then another new half PR at The Middle Half in October.  I'm getting so close to my goal of 1:50!

October was a busy month because I also ran a new 15K PR at the Shelby Bottoms Boogie and then a 5K PR at the Run for Mercy 5K.

In November I got the opportunity to jump in on a Ragnar Relay team from Chattanooga to Nashville, and then I ran a new PR at the Team Nashville 10-Miler.  Next up was marathon 1 of 3 at the Flying Monkey Marathon in Nashville.  I rounded out the month with a 5-mile PR at the Boulevard Bolt.

December brought me marathon 2 of 3 where I ran my second fastest marathon time ever.

I somehow managed to PR in every single distance except the marathon, and I couldn't be happier.

I know Disney wasn't in 2010, but in a lot of ways I consider it part of that year.  It was marathon 3 of 3, qualifying me for the Marathon Maniacs when I finished the Goofy Challenge.

So yeah... suffice it to say, it was a pretty incredible year.  I've been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish in 2011.  The things I know for sure?  Well... that's all for another post.


Nicole said...

What a great year you had!!! :) so proud of all your amazing accomplishments!

Jordan said...

Hey, I stumbled across your blog and it's a great read! Looks like you had a pretty busy and successful year! I'm guessing the 25k you ran in Michigan was the River Bank Run? I rant the 10k there last spring it was a lot of fun, Good luck in 2011!

Marianna said...

Wow! Go Melanie! I got tired just reading all that. said...

That is an amazing list of accomplishments! Congrats!

Alisa said...

I had no idea you did SO many races in 2010!


There is time to PR the marathon in 2011. PLENTY of time.

Jon said...

a LOT of PR's! Congrats on them all!