good-bye, 2010

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Well, that went fast.

There were ups and downs. (And I'm not just referring to last night, which was all fun and laughs and the clink of glasses until I found myself roused from slumber at 4 a.m. by My Worst Nightmare: The sound of horrific, violent vomiting in the bathroom sink. Yes, not the toilet -- the sink. And yes, I could tell the difference. As a result, I was too traumatized to go back to sleep and ended up missing my New Year's Day run. Dear Derrick: Rain check for sure. I just need some time to recover psychologically.)

As I was saying.

Ups and downs. Two full marathons and six half marathons. A new 13.1 PR (with potential to break the 2-hour mark). Bad runs and really good ones and absolutely drop-dead gorgeous ones. Runs with people I love.

There was rain. And mud. I learned to deal with hills and sometimes even seek them out. I met the Turtles, my training group, whom I now consider close friends. I started doing speed work with runners much faster than I am (and subsequently got my ass handed to me every Tuesday morning). I suffered my first real running injury and am still dealing with the consequences.

So here's to 2010 and all of the lessons that went with it. Let's see what 2011 has in store.


Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Happy New Year :)

Michaela said...

Happy New Year to you too, Amber!

derrick Tsang said...

M - You should be proud of everything you've accomplished over the past year. I know 2011 is only bound to be better. I am also so thankful to have met someone to share my love of running and food with! On another note, no more champagne coolies for me mid afternoon. i am so sad i slept through your text!

Aron said...

Happy new year, you had a great year and 2011 will be awesome too!

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