Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Present to myself

So it's my birthday today. I used to hate my birthday being so close to Christmas when I was a kid, but now I don't mind so much. It just extends the celebrations. I am pretty darn spoiled and really couldn't think of much I wanted for my birthday. So I gave myself a surprise present today. I hit over 1200 miles for the year. This is no short of a small miracle because I was injured after April's marathon and held on until after the Wasatch Back Ragnar and then pretty much quit running altogether. I biked more than I ran. I had signed up for Mike's 1000 miles and wasn't even sure I was going to make that goal. But this is just some serious icing on my birthday cake! I really believe it was a combination of quitting the running and doing some hard cross training and then slowly getting back into it. And then discovering barefoot running has really capped my year off. I've never run so many days a week or miles a week and had my body feel so good. Yeah! Now what to do about next year's goals? I'm almost afraid to dream!

12 comments:

Julie said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY DAY!!! It's your birthday!! Have a marvelous time in whatever you do today!!!

Michael said...

Congratulations on your 1200 miles. I'm 24 miles short of 1200... don't think I'll get there by tomorrow. You in for a 2011 1000 mile challenge? Happy birthday, Jen. What an amazing gift you have received. Mike

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

I really understand your last comment, almost afraid to dream, that is where I am. I want to put those dreams out there but still leary. Happy, happy birthday!!!

Ramblin' Dan said...

Wow! What a great year. Good for you. Have a great birthday! Have a great 2011!

zapmamak said...

Happy Birthday!

katie thompson said...

happy birthday jen! you are awesome. thank you for making me want to be better. you're going to kick my trash on may 21.

wendy said...

Well Happy Birthday! ;-) And a HUGE congratulations on 1200 miles. That is impressive!

B.o.B. said...

Aw! Happy belated birthday AND happy new year! I must try this barefoot stuff...

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You are gorgeous!! Best present ever.....1200 miles, that is amazing!

Doran & Jody said...

Happy Birthday!!

I am so proud of you in ALL your accomplishments. I just wish I wasn't so far behind.
I guess I can always start somewhere...sometime.

You are my HERO, Jen!

MuncherCruncher said...

Happy B-day! Thanks for the top on the Kroger oatmeal! I'm going to have to check that out. I LOVE the goal of 7 fruits and veggies...I may have to copy you there. I hope your day was fantastic! :)

Luke Johnson said...

Happy belated birthday! I just found your blog, and I must say, I really like the layout/aesthetics of it! I also am impressed that your gradient looks so good on your header and still loads quickly! The header on my blog got chopped up into a bunch of little strips of color when I optimized it for the web :(