Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Year Ahead

2010 went FAST!  I am really disappointed with my progress (or lack there) of this past year.  Rather than focus on what I didn't accomplish, I will list what I did:
  • 3 5Ks
  • 1 Half Marathon
  • My 3rd Full Marathon (barely)
  • Volunteered at 2 races
  • Met some great people through blogging
2010 wasn't a complete waste.

2011 Goals

  • Have a lunch time date with the gym at least 8 times a month.  It shouldn't be hard with my motivated friends, Leah and Sarge.  The plan is to go every M, T, W, and the occasional Friday.
  • Participate in an event every month.  So far I have committed to the following races:
    •   January:  Polar Dash 5K
    •   February:  Lost Dutchman 10K
    •   March:  Get Lucky 7K
    •   April:  Get in Gear 5K or 10K
  • Continue with my Pilates class and not give it up this year like I did last year.  It is boring but a very necessary evil.
  • Make some more progress with Weight Watchers.  After all, it is free for me right now and it would be a shame not to use it.
  • Twin Cities Marathon.  It will be the 10 year anniversary of me becoming a marathoner.  I will do better than I did this year.
  • Do P90X with Chubby Hubby who is also whipping himself into shape.  I sort of promised him I would do it.  *sigh*  That program scares me.
  • Read 12 books.  A book a month?  I can do that.  Any recommendations?
  • Take a lot more photos for fun and learn the basics of digital scrap booking.
  • Reduce self-induced stress.  We are in the process of making some decisions that will be simplifying our family's life.
  • Catch up on Modern Family episodes.  Damn that show is FUNNY!
Anyway....there you have it.  My very specific 2011 goals.


(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

You can do P90X! I know you can. I do sub out the cardio/plyo and run in place of them. The Yoga is great and my arms have never looked better. Good luck with it!

Neeks said...

You achieved a lot this year, be proud of your achievements!! Good luck for all that you have planned in the New Year. I can't wait to read up on how you go :)

stephm said...

Congrats on your accomplishments in 2010 - I'm a newbie runner (less than six months) and enjoy reading about others' running journeys.

As for learning digital scrapbooking in 2011, check out Jessica Sprague's website - her classes are fabulous, and she is an excellent teacher. Happy Scrapping!

Diana said...

Book suggestion: "The 4 Hour Body" by Tim Ferris.
Great information. I hate reading, so it's got to be good for me to keep on reading!

ajh said...

I have got to watch Modern Family!

A race is a month is fun a great way to do some new races. Enjoy!

And there is no such thing as barely doing a marathon. You did it or you didn't.

Lori said...

Barely did a marathon? I just barely thought about a marathon (as in I don't want to do one!).

Be judicious with the P90x when you are training for events. You want the strength workouts for sure, but I would do your run training instead of the cardio they prescribe.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You achieved a lot this year! You should be proud of all your accomplishments! Here's to an awesome 2011!

Teamarcia said...

Aw I think your 2010 looks great! Here's to a wonderful 2011--hey I may see you at Twin Cities if the planets align and I end up going.
Happy New Year!

Heather said...

Those are great goals. I have been wanting to try P90X, so I am anxious to hear what you think. Happy New Year!

Patricia Weitzel said...

I love your list.

I know what you mean about pilates. Try Pilates "reformers" if you haven't yet. I do it three times a week and it never gets boring.

I LOVE digital scrapbooking. If you need any help, drop me a line, I'll share my tips and tricks :)

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

I have the same running goals for 2011, think it will be WAY motivating, and I told myself it could be a half, 10k, 5k, 1 mile fun run, just do it!! And you should be proud of your achievements, you go out there more than what most people have done. Happy New Year and thank you very much for always reading my blog!! Here's to a GREAT 2011!!!!

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said... for a book suggestion:

The Help... AWESOME!

Lisa said...

i think doing one event per month is a great way to keep motivation throughout the year. have fun with that!

Alan (Pounds Off Playoff) said...

Just found your blog and there are so many things I identify with. Look forward to following!

Anonymous said...

you did great this past year! you have so much to be grateful for.
here's to 2011~~~~!!!



wendy said...

I LOVE Modern Family!!!! Phil is my absolute favorite, he is too cute and just too darn funny! Happy New Year, Carly!

Julie said...

Hi Carly,
I will look for you on Saturday! My hubby went and picked up my race packet...I thought that I registered for the 10K but my bib has 5K printed on it. I am not sure what happened. Maybe it is a blessing....I am so freaking out of shape!!! OMG...three miles sounds so long...LOL!

Take care and Happy New Year!

Tish said...

Go for it! I'm pulling for both of us. Happy New Year.

Tammy said...

I feel like a failure this year, but putting down all of your accomplishments in writing tells a different tale. You achieved a lot this year, and next year can be even better. :)

I recently discovered Modern Family and am also trying to catch up. Love it!

ps. My "word verification" is baconess. Yeah, not helping to keep my mind off bacon, here...

Carolina John said...

I wish I had more book recommendations. Hunger Games is really popular.

Good luck on your goals, and 2010 was a helluva year!

Mary said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year!! Nice work on your goals for 2010 and your goals to come! Have a save NYE!

misszippy said...

I think you had a great 2010 and love your goals for 2011 (especially Modern Family). I'm a big reader...a couple of great reads of late: The Art of Racing in the Rain; Room; and right now I'm reading Freedom by Jonathon Franzen, which is what I am LOVING!

Tricia said...

I'm starting p90x today! (as soon as I make myself get off this computer :)

happy new year!

Amanda@runninghood said...

A book a month is a great goal! what kind of books? I'm reading a running book called Brain Training for Runners that I love! For more novel like books..have you read the RED TEnt? Great read. I also want to try P90X! At first I thought you wrote that 2010 was a complete waste and I was like What?!! sounds pretty above average to me! :)

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The Lazy Triathlete said...

It doesn't sound like it was a waste at all. I had some friends do the PX90 while deployed. The results were amazing.

Cathy said...

Love Modern Family - that show cracks me up every week!

You've done a lot this year! I love the idea of running 1 event each month. I've found that having a race in front of me really keeps me motivated in my training!

Have a Happy New Year! Stick to those goals - you can do it!

Jen said...

You're in MN?? Me too! Me too!! Always fun meeting MN bloggers!

Happy New Year Dear!!

Oh, and stop by and enter my perfume giveaway!


Jen said...

Oh, and have you added your city to LOCATION CENTRAL yet? All us (super cool) MN bloggers are on there!! ;-)

Al's CL Reviews said...

Congrats on your achievements!!!

James said...

Sounds like a good set of goals for 2011. Good luck with them all!