Alright, I’m ready to stop pouting and talk about it now. It’s no one’s fault but my own, although I’m sure I can think of lots of excuses to make the sting of disappointment more bearable. It was a lofty goal to begin with, probably out of the realm of possible for me last year, which is to say, very frankly, I just didn’t put the necessary time and energy in to run 2011 miles in 2011. There were even weeks that I didn’t run at all! I know; I was surprised too! NINE of them. It’s amazing how much more difficult it is to trick yourself into thinking you’re an awesome runner when you record your actual mileage. I wasn’t even close! I ran approximately 722 miles in 2011. I’ll leave off the .16 because really? does 722.16 miles sound any better? Plus I estimated my mileage in Bethtober, didn’t record it, because as the alcohol consumption celebrating increased, focus and attention to detail decreased.
But now I know where I stand.
This was the first year I’ve ever tracked my mileage and it proved to be a very useful tool. I have a benchmark and tangible results to base 2012 goals off of. Soooooo here they are:
- Run over 1,000 miles
- Don’t have ANY weeks with zero mileage (or zero blog posts)
- PR the Half
722 miles is an average of about 2 miles per day which means I still did better than everyone who sat on their couch all year, woohoo! 😉 In all seriousness, I did accomplish some awesome things on two legs last year:
- Completed my 2nd FULL marathon (also my 1st race in state other than CA)
- Crossed the finish line of a half marathon in AT&T Park and gave Brian Wilson a high-five on the way there!
- Finally broke 2 hours, WITH a potty break!!
So far I’ve logged about 66 miles in 2012 and have been incorporating a lot more yoga into my training. This year I won’t be focusing on a full marathon; my aim is to be more consistent from week to week, and fast, very, very fast! I’ll be back with a full update on the first miles of 2012 in the next week or two.
PS – Look Dadtober! Lists of 3! 😉