Friday, January 14, 2011

2010 - A Very Good Year

I have been extremely lazy of posting just excuses...Anyway, just wanted to wrap up my 2010. It is so funny to think about how we dramatize each little situation, when each situation is so small in the big picture.

I only had 3 injuries last year which in reality only caused me to miss 1 race! My bruised ribs in January from field hockey, a pulled back muscle which made me drop out of the April 1/2 marathon and my recent flare up of plantar fascitiis.

During my short sabbatical from running, I thought about what I accomplished and was giddy just thinking about next year!
- 4 Triathlons (2 Sprints, 1 Olympic, 1/2 Ironman)
- 3 Running Races (5K, 10K and 10 miler)
- PR in 3 races - Parvin Sprint by 7 min, Marlton Lakes Sprint by 2 min (4th in AG), Elizabeth Haddon 5K by 2 min (4th in AG)
- I did my first 1/2 Ironman and loved every minute of it - through the rain, pain, GI issues and calf cramps I finished and it wasn't last!!
- I rode HILLY 65 miles for a bike tour, which was the longest I ever rode.

Christmas was awesome - we had a blast, we were busy, but it was so nice to not have a full marathon hanging over my head to cause any unnecessary stress, I still got in some quality workouts with my trainer, swimming and strength training and was able to start running again the week after Christmas. My mental state was better that I did not have to run 16 miles+ on a treadmill during our constant flow of snow/ice...

We had our Christmas Eve dinner at my Grandpop's which consisted of the 7 fishes...I made my sought after "Tuna Balls" or Tuna Croquettes in Tomato Sauce from la Cucina Italiana.

Christmas Day was fantastic. I had Mike go through a scavenger hunt to find beer and a tasting paddle and a photo album of all the various beers he has tasted this year...

And then he asked me to go outside, and I found this.....

He said everyone chipped in for my Xmas gift so that he could upgrade the wheels as well...he said once I finished my 1/2 Ironman in September he knew he had to get me this...of course, I was also told I had to place in some problem!!!!! It's was just what I wanted - my April post when I was keeping my eye on the prize...
After that it was kind of all in 3D....
We had Christmas day dinner with the LaCouture's...
Christmas week was busy with parties and a New Year's wedding for one of the "8" - Amy!
and they had a photo booth, and well you know how we think the paparazzi follows us...
and I somehow woke up in my hotel room with a giant bottle of jager and developed a homeless look.

We finalized the New Orleans trip for the 1/2 marathon - I can't believe it's January! I am finalizing my plans for 2011 and think it will be one hell of a year - I should have that completed by next blog post this weekend.

In the meantime, I just added injury number 1 for 2011 - I was determined not to do the dreadmill today and went outside, 1 split second on not paying attention = twisted ankle. Nothing serious, just a few days of icing, elevating, ibuprofen and drinking should do it - lol.


  1. hope to see you for the nola half! can't wait :) heal that ankle girly!!!

  2. Oh my gosh... looks like an amazing Christmas! And I love love love that bike!

  3. Once again - have to love the QR's (I heard all of the cook kids ride those bad boys)!! AND drinking will always make injurys go away!


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