Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hello 2011!!

For awhile I had big ultra plans for 2011. I definitely want(ed) to do some 50ks, at least one more 50-miler (preferably a couple!), and heck, maybe even a 100.

And as much as I'd love to still do all of those things, I have recently realized that some other areas of my life need my focus for awhile--not the least of these is my career (or, if you will, my current lack of a career). I love ultra running, but I have to admit that it takes up a lot of time, energy, and money--all things that are in short supply for me these days.

So with that in mind, 2011 will NOT be the year of the ultra for me. I still want to run a few, but my mileage probably isn't going to get too high, and the races will only happen insofar as they don't interfere with the rest of life. And yet I'm not sad about that, because I am excited about what I'm going to do in the other areas. :)

Now I don't know what my race schedule is going to look like! I will probably stick to races that are local (to save time and money) and just run what works each month.

Still, I'd love to hit 1500 miles this year, which I narrowly missed in 2010. That means 125/month average. So I started with a 10 mile New Years Day run to kick things off. :)


  1. At this pace you'll have over 3,600 miles! ;)

  2. true enough! lol

    and then Tony K runs over 6000 miles in 2010... I can't even fathom that.

  3. Happy new year Holly! 1500 seems like an easy goal for you, A little over 4 miles between "lattes"...
    I believe your other goal is just a short step ahead of you also. Remember to call rather than stall...

  4. Thanks Tom, I will remember that, when the time comes! :)

  5. I admit I am looking forward to hearing a little about your career plans.

    I get to meet you this year!!!!!