Plans for 2010

Happy New Year to you all! I hope everyone had a great time celebrating with friends and family!

Now that 2010 is here, it’s time for me to lay out my plans and resolutions for the year.

Goal 1: Continue to improve at tracking my mileage. This was something I only did so-so on in 2009 and I want to have an accurate look at my running in 2010.

Goal 2: Cook at least one meal a week using fresh and organic (when affordable) ingredients. This meals like real cooking, not making some mac n cheese or oatmeal. I plan to keep a record of each meal each week on the blog. I’m hoping that when the blog redesign comes I’ll be able to have this challenge have it’s own page, so all the recipes I try will live together in one place.

Goal 3: Run lots of races of all different lengths. I’m registered for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in April. I’m considering a St. Paddy’s Day 8K and otherwise, my calendar is completely open. I’d like to have at lest one half marathon in the mix and maybe, maybe one full marathon.

Goal 4: Access overall, knee health and how injury prone I’ve been this year before making a final decision about the marathon. If I run any marathon, it will most likely be the Baltimore Marathon or the Marine Corp Marathon. Both are local and pretty feasible logistics wise. I will only be running a marathon if I’m in a good place health wise to do it. I don’t want to risk an injury or more knee problems by pushing it to get to this distance.

Goal 5: Spend the off season focusing on cross training, with a specific focus on strength training. It’s something that I normally neglect pretty badly, but I want to be stronger this year so I’ve got to increase the strength training. If nothing else, I want this to the focus of the next few months when I won’t actually be in training for anything.

I’m looking forward to working on each of these goals this year and I hope that the end result will be a fun, injury free year of running.


  1. Looks like you will have a great year ahead of yourself!

  2. Those are great goals! I would love to run the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. Maybe some year.

  3. Great goals!! I can’t wait to read about your cooking adventures!

  4. may 2010 be injury free!

  5. Nice goals, they all sound so smart and do-able! Happy New Year!

  6. great goals! i should make a cooking-related one so that i, uh, learn how but ……. too lazy 🙂 maybe your amazing recipes and photos will convince me to grow up for 2011?

  7. The secret to eating well is buying well. Have a great 2010!!

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  9. I love your goals. I’m currently training for my first marathon. However, I’m starting to develop a little bit of knee problems, I thought they were gone but they are sort of just hanging around. I feel like I should run the marathon another year and stick to shorter races because getting injured and not being able to run at all would be the worst! But its so hard to stop now that I got it in my head that I’m running..

  10. ahh yes the cooking at home, what a difference that made for me last year. I can’t wait to stop traveling and get back to that!

  11. good luck with those goals!
    one warning about marine corps marathon- registration opens in april and fills up within a few days. in my opinion, the mcm course is easier and prettier than the baltimore marathon.

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