Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in Review

As 2012 comes to an end, it's nice to reflect on the past year.  There were many highlights, some disappointments, and many, many miles, including a nice (and thankfully knee pain free) 12 miler today in honor of '12.  All in all it was a good year, and I am looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring!  Happy New Year, everyone!


1,630 miles (1,291 in 2011; met goal of 1,500 miles for 2012)
175,244 calories

Definitely an improvement in volume and speed compared to last year!

Cycling (outdoor + spin)
648 miles

Swimming: 15:52:25

Strength Training: 52:25:00

Total time: Over 427 hours


Counting relays and my unofficial race at City of Oaks, I finished 32 races this year, including 4 marathons and 7 half marathons.  And though the fall season didn't end on the best note, I am coming out of the year with new personal bests in the mile (Magnficent Mile, 5:52), 10K (Cursa Bombers, 43:39), half marathon (Hartford, 1:33:01), and marathon (Paris, 3:28:22).

I also completed my first open water triathlons and finished two Olympic-distance races.  Considering I couldn't swim more than a lap without stopping 18 months ago, that is a pretty big improvement for me and I am glad I decided to give it a try!

Goals for 2013

The setbacks at the end of this year have not prevented me from setting some pretty aggressive goals for myself for 2013. Hopefully at this time next year, I can report that I have accomplished them all!
1.            Finish the Ironman Raleigh 70.3 in under 6 hours
2.            Run a sub-70 minute 10 Miler (likely goal race: ATT 10 Miler)
3.            Run a Half Marathon under 1:30 (likely goal race: Metro PCS Dallas)

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