I had a good month in December for fitness. Usually in the 'dark months' I have pretty low mileage, but this month I didn't slack off as much as usual.
Total running mileage = 100
Weightlifting x 7
Abs/Core workouts x 8
Yoga x 2
Marta Montenegro dvd (similar to Shred) x 1
Most of my runs were done on the treadmill (boo!) but here is a picture Paul took after I ran 10 miles in some crazy snow:
Paul thought all the snow on my hat was funny.
Looking back on 2010, I ran 3 half marathons, one 10 miler, three 5Ks, and of course the NYC marathon. Much of the year was spent trying to regain fitness after having the twins. I am finally starting to see my runs improve, although I'm nowhere close in speed to where I was just prior to getting pregnant with the twins. My total running mileage for 2010 is 1043 miles. I'm pleased with this, particularly considering it was a comeback year and I didn't run at all last February due to postpartum depression.
So for 2011 I have just a few small goals. First, I'd like to PR (set a personal record) in the half marathon. Why the half? Well, mostly because it's the most 'doable' race. Two summers ago when I was at my fastest, I ran all sorts of distances but not any halfs. So my half marathon PR is from three summers ago, and I'm really only a couple of minutes away from the PR as it is (according to the half I ran in November). My second goal is to run the Portland Maine Marathon next October. My Dad read an article about that race and said that I should run it because it sounded fun. He said he'd go with me if I did. It's a smaller marathon, but sounds like it's well organized and low key. So I'll be saving money for that and will start training next summer. My third goal is to spend more time at the track this year than I did last year (that shouldn't be hard). I definitely want to get faster in 2011, and I know what I need to do - and that's go to the track!
Do you have goals - fitness or personal - for 2011?