Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hello 2010

My name is Stacey, and I am a runner. My last run was two weeks ago...

I hit the 1000 mile mark for 2009 and then I guess I let life get in the way. Very unlike me with my running, AND to top it off last Saturday as I was getting ready to go on my run, I bent down to pull up my running tights and when I stood back up my SI joint was out. So, I spent the rest of the day in bed. Had a quacky house call chiropractor come on Sunday morning, and I don't think he got it back in all the way, although most of the pain was gone. On Tuesday and Wednesday, I went to a real chiropractor. Good as new!

I ran 10 miles yesterday to celebrate 2010! Thank you RunnerMom for the idea! I felt great, it was a beautiful day. My back started getting really tight a little past the 8 mile mark, so I stopped several times to stretch my hamstrings...they are the culprit! But it felt good to be out there again. I am so excited for this new year. I love a clean slate!
My fitness goals for the year are to:

*Run 15-17+marathons~ if I am going to get my 40 by 40 done I better get crackin'! I have 18 months~and 27 marathons...I think I can, I think I can...it isn't a matter of the actual running of the races, I know I can do that! It's the financial part of it all...
*Eat clean
*Lose fat/gain muscle
*Go to the gym~this one is hard for me. I really do like working out, I just like doing it in the privacy of my own home! We don't have room for our equipment right now, it is all in pieces in the garage...grrr

I'm heading out in a bit to run 5 miles, I love running in the desert!

20 comments:

Jill said...

40 marathons by 40 is AWESOME!! Wow, I'm in awe! I have a friend trying to make it to 100 - you guys are true inspirations. A very Happy New Year to you. Can't wait to read about your journey in 2010!

runningBarefoot said...

I love the 40 by 40! I think I may have to steal that one :) Good luck and happy new year!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

40 by 40 is an amazing goal! I can't wait to hear more about it! Happy New Year!

Kim said...

You go girl!
Happy New Year!
Maybe we'll be able to get together at one of those marathons.
If you want to come run a Kansas City or Kansas marathon, let me know...you are certainly welcome to stay here to cut down on the cost.

Denise said...

That's a lot of marathons!! Good luck, you can do it!!

Marlene said...

Good luck with 40 by 40. That is an aggressive goal, but you can do it! Can't wait to read about all of these marathons!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

That chalk board made me a little sad. In one way I am excited to start over for the year but on the other hand I dont want to let go of what I accomlished in 09..

40 by 40, AMAZING woman!!

Coming to Seattle in June?

ultrarunner (Brian Philpot) said...

Happy New Year and have a great 2010! And a very good luck on 40 by 40!

Meg Runs said...

I love your clean slate, cute idea! 40 by 40, also a great idea. Go for it!

Mama said...

I love the 40 by 40. I'm aiming for racing all 50 states (not all marathons) by 50 and finding the time and finances is definitely going to be the hard part.

Good luck and have a happy new year!

MCM Mama

greentigress said...

WoW 40 by 40 is incredible!! I would only have 3.5 years to do it in - by the time i run my first one... don't think i can do that!
Very inspiring and humbling

Janice {Run Far} said...

you can def do your 40 by 40.... the money part is def an issue. I would love to run 10 marathons in 2010... not sure it will happen.

The Happy Runner said...

Wow -- 15 to 17 marathons this year!?! That's amazing. Good luck!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

40 by 40 is great!! Love it! I wanna lose fat/gain muscle too! :) Happy New Year!

TX Runner Mom said...

I'd love to do 40 by 40, but I only have 2 years to go. :-) I am looking forward to reading about your races!

X-Country2 said...

That's a lot of marathons. Good luck and stay healthy!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

That's a lot of marathons! Sounds fun! Good luck!

Christina said...

40 marathons is really impressive. I'm going for my 2nd one in a month and can't imagine doing 15 of them in a year. here's to a great 2010.

Lorian said...

Wow, you are definitely a Mega Marathonin' Mama! You have set quite the goals for herself...very impressive! Good luck to you and your running. I will be content with several 1/2s under my belt for 2010!

fitinthecity said...

Just came across your blog! Good luck with the 40 by 40!