Monday, January 4, 2010

2009 Race Reflections

Photo above taken 10/22/09 - Maddox just released from hospital with H1N1, I'm starting to get it when this photo was taken. How can such a sweet little baby boy, get me so sick?

January highlights:
1/10-1/11 Goofy Challenge - 1/2 marathon on Sat. (2:05), full marathon next day on Sun. (4:49)
Returned to pool workouts
Returned to indoor trainer rides
Returned to Yoga Wednesdays

February highlights:
First grandson Maddox arrived on Feb. 10th
Ran in lots of snow
Foot injury (tenosynovitis)
Continued pool workouts and trainer rides

March highlights:
Granddaughter Ella turned 3 on March 2nd
Training hard for Boston Marathon (ran hills in early morning in Downs)
Continued pool workouts, trainer rides, Yoga Wednesdays

April highlights:
4/04 Ran Springfield 1/2 marathon (2:00:42), 2nd place in age group, 128th out of 479 females
Granddaughter Nora arrived on April 6th
4/11 Ran Illinois 1/2 marathon in Champaign (2:01:03), 3rd in age group, 546 out of 2095 females
Granddaughter Madison's 4th birthday on April 15th
4/20 Ran the Boston Marathon (4:36) on 4/20

May highlights:
5/02 Ran Indy 1/2 marathon (1:58), 28th in age group (723), 2121 out of 15,890 total females
Outdoor bike rides resume
Outdoor swims resume

June highlights:
6/06 Tri-Shark Triathlon (Sprint distance), 3rd place in age group
First long outdoor ride (Interplanetary Ride) 60 miles
Hamstring injury while doing yard work

July highlights:
Hamstring injury took me out of the 4th of July Park to Park 5 mile race
70 mile outdoor ride, 105 mile ride (Biking with Beanzie), 80 mile ride (Tour de DeWitt)
Saw lots of corn on long bike rides

August highlights:
70 mile bike ride (Mendota Sweet Corn Festival Ride)
68 mile bike ride (Mahomet C-U Across the Prairie)
Madison (WI) Open Water Swim 1.2 miles, 3rd place in age group

September highlights:
9/11 Patriot's Run (Marathon) in Olathe, Kansas - in memory of 9/11, noon start, 90 degrees, 1st female overall
Ran with lots of aphids most of the month - yuk!
Training for St. George, Utah Marathon - lots of hill training

October highlights:
10/03 St. George, Utah Marathon (4:11), Boston qualifying time, 17th in age group (111)
Hiking in Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon
Trainer rides resume
Maddox in hospital with H1N1 on 10/19
I get H1N1 on 10/21 and spend the next 3 weeks sick

November highlights:
11/01 Ran the Manchester, NH Marathon while still sick, dropped out at the 1/2, walked back to hotel, decided to jump back in, finished 28.2 miles in 5:05. Felt terrible, but finished.
Ran Thanksgiving Day 3 mile Turkey Trot (1st in age group)
Began group indoor trainer rides, return to weight training, P90x, Yoga Wednesday

December highlights:
Lots of focus on weight training, group indoor trainer rides
Enjoying Christmas with grandchildren
Sledding with Ella & Madison

Marathons completed in 35 states. 65 total marathons. Goal date for completing marathons in all 50 states, plus DC - end of 2011.


mary c. said...

So glad to know you and Maddox are better. How scary! Thanks for checking in with me recently and hope you got my update. You continue to be an inspiration!