So there’s less than an hour left in 2010, and I’m not going to lie…I think that New Year’s Eve is highly overrated. That being said, I’m sitting on my couch because I worked today and I’m working tomorrow, so that’s not totally conducive to a big party. It is interesting to look back on this year and see how far I’ve come. I’ll save you the torture of reading yet another “2010 in Review” post, but let’s just say that if you had asked me where I would be at the end of 2010, I certainly wouldn’t have said anything remotely close to where I am right now!
2010 started with big changes and lots of tears, as I’m not afraid to talk about how much I hated my first job and how unhappy I really was. I used to cry on a daily basis (and I’m not a crier at all!), and I was too upset with my life to see the help that people were offering me. All I wanted was to get out of a Pennsylvania, and after hunting for jobs for months, I finally landed a job at one of the top hospitals in the country on an amazing unit. I still cannot believe that I live in New York City…I love it here, and my job hasn’t made me cry!
Anyone who has spent all of 2010 reading my blog knows what a year it has been related to my personal life and work, and I want to thank everyone for putting with my incessant posting about how miserable I was…your support really means a lot to me, and while I love every comment I receive, ones where readers say, “You seem SO happy!” really make me smile. Because I really am SO. MUCH. HAPPIER.
Even running-wise, I’m definitely much happier! I battled my IT band at the beginning of the year, essentially taking off three months of running! That’s a long time when it’s your main activity. However, it was definitely worth it and I came back to run an awesome marathon. My mileage for the year?
All of 2010
1,311.86 miles in 170:06:39, avg pace of 7:51
I spent an entire week running! Not too shabby for taking three months off. I love running and I cannot wait to see what I can do in 2011…big plans are to come, but you’ll have to wait to hear those since I haven’t set all my goals yet.
For my last run of 2010, I threw on some shorts since it’s 43 degrees in NYC and headed over the Central Park. Unlike my usual post-work runs, tons of people were out as you can see part of Times Square from Central Park…and they were setting up for the midnight race that I wish I could do! I had to avoid a lot of tourists, but it was a fabulous post-run recovery job to finish up the year.
Friday, December 31
4.16 miles in 34:33, avg pace of 8:19
Here’s to more running in 2011….I hope you all have fabulous New Year’s Eves and even better 2011’s.
And just for fun, here’s the lucky, lucky guy I will be kissing at midnight:
What was your favorite run in 2010? A race? A beer run? No run at all?