Looking Back at 2010

Last run of 2010Here is a look back at some of the goals I set for myself coming into 2010.  You never know what awaits you when the new year starts.  Who knew that I’d have a beautiful daughter? Or that I’d get Lyme’s disease?  Those would be the two biggest highlights of my year.  Putting together a Ragnar Relay team and finishing it was quite an accomplishment, especially given my injury.  I still haven’t eradicated Plantar Fasciitis, but it feels pretty good most days.

In 2010 I ran only 255 miles and completed one race – Ragnar.  However, I rode 1,300 miles on my bike, including commuting miles.  I swam 9,229 meters (approximately) which is 5.7 miles of swimming. I snow-shoed a few times, skied once, and aqua jogged to round out my cross training!

Run Around All Named Bodies of Water in Minneapolis

Being injured for a good chunk of the year and having a baby really messed up my running this year. I ran about 255 miles this year, not counting aqua jogging.   Shoot, I only ran 1 race. So, I didn’t come close.   I’m going to put this on the back burner for 2011 and maybe try again in 2012.

Read the Entire Bible in a Year

I finished up and read through all 66 books of the Bible.  I fell behind a lot, but this year’s plan allowed for at least 5 days each month to catch up. You can find the plan here.  Reading through this way means I saw new things, but you also go fairly fast through a lot. A lot of days I also was just reading to get it done, not really to study.  For 2011 I’m going to do a different study plan through YouVersion.com

Read a Book a Month

While some months I didn’t finish a new book, others I read several and made up for it.  I read a total of 13 books (if you count the Bible).  The last one I finished on my Kindle.  These books are in no particular order.

  1. In A Sunburned Country
  2. The Associate
  3. The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be
  4. On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
  5. The Perfect Mile
  6. Enjoying Prayer
  7. Born to Run
  8. A Walk in the Woods
  9. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
  10. Cause Wired
  11. The Bible
  12. Muslims, Christians, and Jesus
  13. Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

I’m going to do this again for 2011.  I liked the pressure forcing me to find time to read.  I’m going to add a different dimension and try to read a greater variety/diversity of books.  Do you have titles that I should add to my list? I’m also going to try to balance reading books on my Kindle and “real” books.  I downloaded 20 free books to my Kindle and I have a ton of hardcopy books that I need to read.

Blog Regularly

I started out really well and then things fell apart this fall.  Oddly, this blog turned into almost just a picture blog. I hope you enjoyed the pictures! I’m surprised at how well I did on the 365 picture blog.  I know that I missed one day completely and a couple of days I took pictures but they were so bad I couldn’t post them.  Hopefully, next year will provide more opportunities.  I’m not sure what I’ll do in 2011.  I want to keep blogging, so I’ll figure something out.

How did you do on your 2010 goals? What do you have planned for 2011?

3 thoughts on “Looking Back at 2010

  1. Pingback: Looking Forward to 2011 | Team Cross Runs

    1. crossn81 Post author

      Kind of… The pain would come and go for awhile. I've had other problems with the same leg/foot but none that I would say are specifically PF. I haven't gone to a doctor in awhile to take a look at my structural problems….


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