Friday, December 31, 2010

Sweatpant Land

Yesterday Brian wanted me to leave my house and I finally agreed at 5pm but I refused to change out of my sweatpants.

Thankfully I was wearing a decent pair and not my "don't wear those in public" sweatpants which are so baggy you could fit a whole other person in them.

Vacation means I wear sweatpants all the time, except when I am running. It is really going to be rough putting on normal clothes next week when I have to go back to work.

Today it was uncommonly warm outside for December! 48 degrees Fahrenheit! It took me forever to figure out what to wear so I wouldn't be too hot! There is still snow on the ground here but I think after today (and tomorrow with predicted temperature of 48F again!) it may be all gone.

Spandex, short sleeves and gloves. It was a perfect 3.25 miles although the hills were rough since I am not used to them!

And since it is the last day of 2010, I thought I would look back on my resolutions and goals I had set for 2010.

2010 Resolutions:
1. My mom gave me a five year diary for Christmas. Each day has 5 lines that can be filled with short thoughts. I want to write in it each day just like my mom has been doing since before I was born. Last year I tried to do a gratitude journal and I failed but I think this is a more manageable goal for me. COMPLETED! I wrote in my journal everyday! I found that just writing down a few things from each day was very manageable!

2. Be more patient and understanding. Enough said there. Work in Progress. I kind of forgot that I even set this resolution.

2010 Goals:
1. Build up mileage and run 1010 miles in 2010. I have wanted to run 1000 miles in a year for a while now. FAIL. I was on track to do this until I had my knee injury in September. I finished 2010 with 864.1 miles which is the most I have ever run in a year!

2. Make sure I enjoy running and that it doesn't become a chore. COMPLETED! I still love running and can't wait to see what 2011 holds!

How did your 2010 shape up?? Are you excited for 2011?? Anyone staying up until midnight tonight? I am not sure I will make it - I usually fall asleep around 10:30pm!

Happy New Years' Eve!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, that is warm for December!! I would have worn the same thing, I think. 48 degrees is nice running weather!

I did so so on my goal for 2010 - I will complete maybe 13 of my 30 before 30 goals? Oh well, I did more than I would have if I hadn't made the list!

Happy New Year!

Christine said...

Don't worry about not finishing 1000 miles, you will get there next year! Most important is you are injury free and enjoy running. Happy New Year!

Val said...

A few years back, my New Year's Resolution was to not stay up past midnight on New Year's ever again. I got so tired! So don't feel bad if you are in bed by 10:30:) Too bad I have to work overnight tonight or I'd surely be asleep by 10 as well!

Amy said...

Since I work from home, I really have to try hard to make sure I don't live in permanent sweatpant land! I actually find I'm more productive at work when I put on "real" clothes. Ha! But on weekends and holidays - bring on the sweats!

We're having the BF's family over for New Year's Eve, so I'm pretty sure I'll be forced to stay up past midnight, but if they don't leave by 12:15, I hope they aren't offended if I go to bed!

Lisa said...

I've tried to keep a journal on a consistent basis, but somehow it never works. Congrats on writing everyday, It must be interesting to read what you wrote months ago! And even though you didn't run 1000 miles, running more than you have before is definitely a great accomplishment!

Happy New Year!

Nicole said...

I refused to change out of sweats too.. actually, i'm refusing to tomorrow! love this dec warmer weather!

The Laminator said...

Wow, you write in a separate journal? Really? I thought this blog IS your is mine...Haha!

Congrats on all your accomplishments in 2010. I love that you still love running :) Best wishes on a successful 2011!

Happy New Year!

Jen said...

Happy New Year Dear!!

Oh, and have you entered my perfume giveaway yet?


The Hungry Runner Girl said...

48 degrees?!?! Your little running outfit is adorable! I live in pj's during vacation...I don't even know if my jeans will fit any more. 2010 was amazing but I am way excited for 2011!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

48 degrees?!?! Your little running outfit is adorable! I live in pj's during vacation...I don't even know if my jeans will fit any more. 2010 was amazing but I am way excited for 2011!

Laura said...

Congrats on the journal! That's something I always wish I could do but then I get too anal about having it always be the same format, the same info each day, etc, and it all falls apart. I'm really impressed that you found a way to make it work for you - it will be a really neat thing to look back on years from now.

N.D. said...

Happy New Year - you did great reaching your goals in 2010! : )

EndorphinBuzz said...

What's wrong with sweatpants? ;)

My resolution for 2011 is #2 for your 2010: 2. Make sure I enjoy running and that it doesn't become a chore.

2010 saw me run a lot and somehow I lost my running mojo a bit so hopefully I can slow down a bit and regain the fun in running for 2011.

Molly said...

you and I were very close in miles for the year, don't worry you'll get it this year!

I went to Wegmans yesterday, and no joke, EVERYONE was in sweats or pajama bottoms!!

Aron said...

you had a great 2010!!! happy new year :)

Marlene said...

I lived in sweatpant land for over a week and it was fantastic! Not fun putting on work pants this morning. :(

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's hoping for an injury-free 2011!!

Felice Devine said...

Happy new year! Even though you didn't get 1000 miles, you had great mileage. And, enjoying running is the best so be even happier about achieving that goal!

Kim said...

We both missed our 1010 goal by close amounts :)

I love that journal idea! How cool!

And I LOVE to wear sweatpants too. I have a fave pair I wear all the time and they are falling apart. So bummed!