6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Blank Slate...

2011 is in the books....I had an amazing Year and plan to recap it all soon...

A Year which included crossing the Finish Line of the Boston Marathon, helping my Big Sister run her first Half Marathon, and joining team nuun at Hood to Coast.. WOW!!! I feel blessed to have had such a great year..

BUT....

Now there is a Blank Slate for 2012

I plan to train for a 5K PR in March..

Training starts, well now I guess!!

I have to make my training plan ASAP


Possible Goals:

-Half Marathon PR

-Become a Half Fanatic

-Run my first Ultra

-Help Muscle Man run his first Half Marathon

-SOOOO many options.... hmmmmm....

Goals post to come... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!





  • Who wants to be in the Tall Mom 1,000+++ Club this year??? Details this week :)


  • How will you fill your blank slate in 2012?

26 comments:

Kristin Miller said...

I'm taking your December challenge and making it my January challenge! Thanks for thinking of it!!!

Deb said...

I'm in the 1000+++ club for next year! I wasn't sure I was ready for it this past year, but I am now. :)

I have a lot of goals for the coming year, the biggest is a half-iron, but I'm formulating some of the other plans right now...

chattynatty said...

I'm ready to attempt your December challenge in January too and also the 1,000+++ club. I also want to run Chicago for 5th time and run a sub 2:00 1/2. need to start planning on how I'm going to get these done. Should be fun.

hiker mom said...

1000 club sounds tempting. I will definitely be thinking about joining!

Jamie said...

I definitely want in on the 1,000 mile club!

Great possible goals, if you do an ultra I am definitely going to live vicariously through you!

Christy said...

I want in! 1000 miles is one of my resolutions. That and stay INJURY free. I hope they go hand in hand with each other for a successful running year!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

A great year in the books!

Love those braids.

I'll be in for 1000+ miles next year (and maybe I'll stay on updating the spreadsheet better in 2012)

Happy New Year.

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Your pic is super cute.... love the braids and dimles!

I just looked at my phone and realized i never hit send to respond to your text...so i hit send right now!!

I kind of want to do my first ultra too! I', thinking after my Big Sur marathon because I will be in good endurance shape and can cover the distance BUT I am not racing that race...it will be slow and steady, shooting for 5 hour finish, or 5:30 even...so maybe an ultra end oof May early June which means Rainier to Ruston??? Just an idea but $$$$ is an issue. =(

I'll think it over for a bit....

Williams Family said...

I want to do the 1000+mile I just heard about ur web site really excited..

Williams Family said...

I want to do the 1000+mile I just heard about ur web site really excited..

mommyrunfast said...

Yes- I'd love to do the 1,000 challenge this year... wasn't a blogger last year at this time. As for the blank 2012, I'm still working that out... I have a hard time filling in all 12 months at once, but I think I have the first 6 mapped out. You've had an awesome year, wishing you the best in 2012!

Amy said...

I kinda fell off the 1000 mile wagon in 2011, but I'm back on for 2012! Sign me up!

Lisa said...

Happy New Year Mel! I hope it's a great year for you and your family!

Heather said...

I am in for the challenge this year! I wasn't blogging last year when I first started reading blogs and I set my own similar challenge.

Rene' said...

definitely back in the club this year. I didn't make it this year due to injury, but I am now back better than ever!

Lisa said...

Those all sound like great goals. I can't wait to find out what you decide on. I haven't set any specific goals, but I'm already filling my blank slate with races. I just started a new blog and posted my main races for 2012. I'd love for you to check it out if you have time!

http://updowntouchtheground.blogspot.com/

Marissa said...

I wanna be in the club :)

Wow, lots of options for the year! I wanna do a triathlon...been a goal of mine for YEARS, so we'll see how I feel about it once this half marathon is in the rear view!

Amy N. said...

I would love to be in the 1000+ miles club!

Laura said...

I want to be in the club!

Marie said...

Might end up joining your 1,000 mile clubs well as I (gulp) train for my first full! Great 2011 for you and looks like you've got an exciting 2012 ahead of you!

happybzymama said...

I am in!!

Becky said...

I want to be in the 1000 mile club again this year too! Congrats on the great 2011. You accomplished a lot. My friend Kathy and I will be finishing our Half Fanatics qualifications with the Surf City Half Marathon in Feb (7 half's in 6 months) and then we will be running the LA full (her first) in March. Should be an exciting 2012.

Wishing you a great 2012 too!

Greenstylemom said...

I want to be in the 1000+ mile club! I'm training for my first marathon so I think I can do it no problem!

smiles4miles said...

I'm in for 2012! I still can't believe I made it over 1500 in 2011! Thanks for organizing this:)Do you still give away stickers? LOL

fancy nancy said...

Count me in!!!!! I LOVE the challenge!!!

Heather said...

I'm in again for 2012!!!! I did the challenge for the first time in 2011, and ran the entire 1,000 miles. I literally had to run a half marathon on 12/31 in order to make it to the 1,000 mile mark, but I did it! I'm so proud of myself, Mel. The most I had ever run in one year was 354 miles. From that to 1,000. I would have NEVER in a million years thought I could go that far had it not been for your challenge. THANK YOU!

My goal for 2012 is to run at least 1,000 miles....and run the Vancouver USA full marathon. It will be my first. :)