Thursday, December 23, 2010


Remember these, the blog meme of a year or so ago, well like the 80’s it’s all coming back, I like the 80’s and Rio tagged me last week. So here we go…

1. What are you most proud of accomplishing in 2010?

Well all things considered it’s been a funny year, with hindsight (of course) I totally underestimated the damage to my leg last year, in fact it’s still not really right and quite possibly may never be. I had big goals that never came to fruition. That being said there are some simple things that went well I bested my 10k by nearly four minutes and won my AG, but that was way back in February. I managed to dig myself out of a funk mid year and I shaved 10 minutes off of my 30k PR last month and then ran a really sensible Half Marathon early this month. But probably my proudest accomplishment, getting my kids interested in running and that leads me nicely into the next question…


2. What are your running goals for 2011?

Next year is all about the family on race day, expect to see me merrily running plenty of kid’s fun runs either as warm ups or cool downs. This will also mean that I am running shorter races Half's or 30kms will probably max me out distance wise. The good thing about that is that I can focus a bit more on my speed, so I hope to shave some time off some of my PRs, I would really like to get close to a 40:00 10k and a 1:30 Half Marathon…we’ll see! Maybe in the second half I’ll go a bit longer? Non running but athletic I have a gleaming gloating bike calling my name as I walk by it each day and I need to tick off the Century ride thing, I got close a couple of years ago, I also won a wetsuit this year so maybe I will have cause to use that at some point. Non work well there’s the family and work and in that order. Oh and dropping those extra pounds that have crept back on!

3. What is your favorite race?

This is easy although it’s not a race but a series and that’s the PCTR race series, I hold these very close to my heart, my first Ultra, my fastest 50k, fabulous fun times and always with good friends and that includes the Race Directors; Sarah and Michael. Next year they are expanding their races to include some in Lake Tahoe and I am sharing some ideas to create something that will include a large portion of the Santa Monica Backbone trail and may extend out to a 50 miler. If it’s your first trail race or your 100th PCTR is always one to keep at the top of your list.

ocean view

4. What is your most embarrassing running moment?

Strangely not too many of these to be honest, puking at Leona Divide…always a bonus! Getting caught shot on a trail run…got TP? Ending up in an ambulance at ‘the Hood? Ok maybe I have a few more than I thought?

So there you go another little slice of me, you can find my other tagged posts here, here, here, here and here, this is what happens when you have been blogging a while!

Your turn now and so in no particular order; Penny, Bootchez, Wes, Barb and Tran.


  1. I am looking longingly at your "Ocean view" with its blue sky and warm sunshine. Almost daylight here and I am getting my kit ready to go and run on the snow covered hills. While its going to be sunny it is also about -8C. Its always a pleasure drop by here, have a great Christmas.

  2. Thanks for playing along! Great goals for the new year. :) Have a Merry Christmas with the family!

  3. ending up in an ambulance is a cool story/battle scar, provided everything ends up OK of course.

    merry christmas stuart & family!


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