The second half of the Boxing Day 10 miler in Hamilton was brutal ... don't let Marlene or Cynthia fool you. I did manage a 13 minute PR (I knew it would be so much better than Acura) but absolutely sucked wind going up the mountain. I had hoped to finish under 1:50 and really really really wanted 1:45 but managed 1:52:20. I bow to those hills and to those who can run them. Phil rocked a one second PR for 1:26:xx.
The snowman mittens are quite cool and the medal may be my new favourite.
We drove partway to Vermont that evening, staying in Belleville using Phil's Marriott points, like we usually do. Then 5 more hours drive to Smugglers' Notch Resort the next day. If you're looking for a northeast family ski place, this has got to be it. Very friendly, easy lifts, lots of stuff for kids to do but you can also avoid them if you want. We have the exact best 2-bedroom condo figured out -- Willows 24 -- write that down. Oh and neither of us took running shoes and I'm okay with that.
The weather was amazing and the skiing was great. I even ventured down my first blue run. The other three mastered some black diamonds -- no thank you for me. And this year we only lost one camera and a pair of glasses. Not bad!
|Charlie rocked the Ninja Skier vibe.|
As for 2011, I have some goals that I believe are do-able. Can't commit yet to the full year of races as I'm so unsure of my schedule.
1. Sub 30 minute 5k -- I think I can do this now, but haven't tried in a while.
2. Sub 60 minute 10k -- best time so far is 1:07.
3. Sub 2:15 at Toronto Women's Half in May.
4. Redemption at the Acura 10 miler in July.
5. Sub 2 hour at Scotiabank Waterfront Half in October -- stretch goal, but if I can do it anywhere, it's there.
I've devised a plan which may be absolutely unreasonable once I'm back on call, but I dare to dream. Speed or hillwork every week on Wednesdays, easy mid-distance Fridays, long runs on Sundays, and I'm still doing bootcamp Tuesdays and Thursdays most weeks.
Happy new year! I'm really enjoying reading everyone's goals.