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NOTR Goals for 2011


I think Calvin says it best.  The buzz around blogland is that we’re not making resolutions this year, we’re setting goals.  Which is something I can get on board with.  I don’t want to change what I’m doing, I want to work towards something better.  Without further ado, here are my goals for 2010:


  • Run a 3:10 marathon.  Why not?  My current PR is 3:22, which was an 11 minute PR for me.  Another 12 minutes is a big jump, but go big or go home.  In my race report for the Chicago marathon, I mentioned this quote:  “Maybe I can’t run as fast as I believe but maybe just maybe I can run much faster and I will never know unless I try.”  You don’t know unless you try.  Not saying I’ll do it on my next marathon, but you never know!
  • Stay injury free.  After battling my IT band for two marathons, I want to stay health…I’ve been great since I switched my shoes (but stayed true to my Brooks!), so I just need to listen to my body and stretch and foam roll for preventative measures.
  • Core work and lifting.  I say this every year.  I need someone to come yell at me to do this…I guess that’s what they call personal trainers.
  • Run for fun!  Running is what I love to do, so it better be enjoyable.  I’m doing the Reach the Beach Relay in May, which is going to be a blast.
  • Run more races in general.  I usually only run marathons, but races are fun and are great events for meeting other runners and having a good time in general, so why not?  Plus, I obviously need another race tshirt.  (Lies!)



  • Do one “New York-y” thing every month.  I’m new to this city that has TONS of things to do, right at my fingertips.  It’s time to see shows, taking cooking classes, and watch the Knicks.  Please let me know if you want to be my nerdy tourist buddy!
  • Travel!  My trip to surf camp in Costa Rica this past year was amazing.  Gotta do something equally as awesome because there’s more to this world than NYC.  :)
  • Volunteer.  So many organization in NYC, and lots of them are related to health promotion, nutrition, and/or running.  Sounds good to me.
  • Be a good nurse.  Oh my goodness I have so much to learn.
  • Smile.  Be happy.  Try to make others happy.  Because life is so much better than ever before.  (Yes, I’m dramatic, but when you used to cry daily, you have a different perspective, I promise.)


Sounds like a good year to me!  Let’s see what happens…I can’t even describe how far I’ve come in the past year, and 2011 is shaping up to be pretty good too.  :)


Short and sweet run today…six miles.  My legs felt tired, but the pace was fine…I swear it felt like I was running nine minute miles, but that simply wasn’t true.  The weather was in the 30’s and sunny, which was perfect running weather.  Fabulous day for running in the park…can’t beat that!

Wednesday, January 5
6.22 miles in 48:31, avg pace of 7:48

Love it.

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