Monday, January 11, 2010

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!


Which in Hawaiian means Happy New Year!

But, unfortunately, as of last night, I am back in Florida freezing my patootie. I know sub-30 deg F temps are no biggie for many of you but for me, who starts shivering when the thermometer drops below 70F, some DRASTIC measures are needed.

Like a new warmer look to my blog :-)

So what's been going on the past couple months???

Not a whole heck of a lot. Which is how it's supposed to be after an iron tri (or two), right?

Well, not quite ...

Without Coach Bill looking, I ran a half marathon early December, pulled a calf muscle midway and hobbled/walked to a near PW (1:48:41). That forced me take a couple weeks off from running so I woman-upped to meet my local Y's 100-mile swim challenge (counting miles I swam in that pool only). Then I was back in Hawaii for the holidays burning up some rubber on the roads riding with Dave (he wanted to bike 7000 miles in 2009). Oh, and I also ran a bit to see if I could still muddle through a marathon end of January.

My 2009 workout totals:

Swimming: 162 mi (116 swims, avg 2458 yd)
Biking: 4628 mi (109 rides, avg 42.5 mi)
Running: 1008 mi (116 runs, avg 8.7 mi)
Other: 35.4 hrs (62 strength/stretching sessions)

It's actually the first time I've ever tracked my workouts for an entire year so I have nothing to compare them to. The last few weeks, however, I felt like I was doing this most of the time:


Compared to what I was doing before when really training.

But it's back to business and blogging. In 2010, I plan to run 8 marathons to wrap up my 50 states marathon quest, two half marathons, my first-ever 10K and my third 5K (eek, short races). I'll also be doing a couple half iron tris to stay in tri shape for who-knows-what in 2011. And, I am back working with Coach Bill as it's obvious that I should NOT be left on my own ;-)

Look forward to catching up with all of you this week!

PS - Does anyone know an easy way to get a list of blogs I follow in Google Reader into a sidebar widget?

37 comments:

DaveP said...

While it looks like she is laughing in the picture, she is actually snoring.

Runner Leana said...

Yay, welcome back!!! Wishing you all the best for a happy and healthy 2010!

Wendy said...

Sorry to hear about your injury, but it sounds like you are not just back, but back on track!

(Your blog looks very warm to me.)

K said...

Happy new year! Love the new blog look!

Lily on the Road said...

OMG, I did a double take when I saw you on my sidebar! WHOOT!!

Hau'oliMakahiki Hou to you too!

Love the blog look and I look forward to hearing more about what you are up to!!! Welcome back!

Kristi said...

I'm glad you're back...I enjoy reading along! And I love the new look....ah, beaches and palm trees....

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

So does this mean you will be moving to Hawaii in 2011 having reached your marathon goals?

Sure hope your blog brings up MUCH warmer temps. I am SOOO over this cold weather.

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

X-Country2 said...

Welcome back! Love the new look. Happy new year.

KodaFit said...

Loving the new look, and welcome back!!

Smithposts said...

Welcome back Shirley, missed checking in on you! Hope you are rested and ready for your exciting 2010 schedule!

Regina said...

Nice to see you back! I'll be visiting your blog when I need a bit of surf and sand!! Sorry about the calf, bummer.

I have NO idea how to get the blogs into your side bar without adding them in in your dashboard. sorry. Good to 'see' you! Happy New Year to you and Dave!

Rainmaker said...

Very nice 2009 numbers. Look at the positive side to being back stateside...it allows you to look forward to going back to Hawaii!

Maria said...

Love the new look! Welcome back and happy recovery.

Road Warrior said...

Welcome back, Shirley. We've missed you!

So finishing the 50 states... does that you can finally give the east coast the ol' heave-ho?

Meg said...

Missed you and welcome back, I look forward to hearing about all of your adventures. I love your beachy blog!

Stef said...

Glad you are back Shirley!

Kevin said...

Welcome back. Like the new look

In blogger there is the blog list gadget. When you add it and click on add to list, you have the option to import from google reader

Shannon said...

Glad you're back Shirley, I missed you. Happy New Year and yes I love the new blog look.

Missy said...

Been meaning to drop by and thank you for the special delivery. It's been a crappy winter...so much going on.

Thanks again, too funny.

Bruce Stewart (施樸樂) (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

Great to read your blog again and find out your plans for the year. As for me, well I will try to get round to posting something on my blog, which gets increasingly hard as I basically do the same things every day. Have a great 2010.

lindsay said...

welcome back! i saw you on my reader and did a double take too ;)

love the beachy feel going on - i need it here in kentucky it's snowing AGAIN! argh.

gosh wrapping up your 50-state quest! incredible.

for the blog widget - someone else already said it -- i'm pretty sure there's a blogroll one w/ the option to "import from google reader". then you can X the ones you don't want listed (i have more subscriptions than just running-blogs so i took those others out).

Bootchez said...

I join the chorus of people welcoming you back. Happy New Year! Smart of you, asking how to port things over from reader to blogroll . . . I manually copied and pasted, not surprised to see there's a more efficient way!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Welcome back to the "winter wonderland" of Florida. we have been saving the best weather for you. Seeing how you came in from Hawaii, you deserve a little "reality". Lofty goal of finishing out 8 marathons (this year?) wow!

MarathonChris said...

Welcome back!!! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures in 2010!

IronWaddler said...

Love the new look!! It does look warm and inviting. Looking forward to having you back.

jen said...

I am not surprised at all that you didn't take much of a break after your 140.6x2 adventure. :) Glad you are healthy and having fun! I heard about that crazy cold snap- so weird! Stay warm. Happy New Year!! :)

Sunshine said...

It is cold here too.. but not so unexpected in Minnesota. The produce reports from Florida: not so good.

Sure wish we were closer to Milwaukee. I'd love to come and cheer you in that marathon. Best wishes on finishing up your 50.

Formulaic said...

What marathon are you looking at for the end of January?

Good to have you back!

And thanks for the idea of the blog list/widget. I think that I am going to have to use it. I need something!

Bruce Stewart (施樸樂) (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

Glad to see you have already made an event schedule for this year. I don't plan to prepare one myself, but at least I drew up a budget! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog, and I hope the weather gets better quickly over there in Florida.

Marlene said...

Ha, I love Dave's comment!

Happy New Year to you. 2009 was a great one and it sounds like you have some exciting stuff on deck for 2010!

Vickie said...

Glad you are back and it doesn't sound like you've been slacking. I think there is a widget for adding blogs you follow but I haven't been able to figure it out either.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Can I still wish you a happy new year this late? I hope you get some new PRs this year. That's an impressive mileage for 2009.

When I read the first time I saw minus 30 instead of sub 30, now THAT would be cold!

Sherry said...

Shirley, I am soooo happy to see that you are back! Very sorry to learn about your calf, but it appears that you are well on your way to recovery.

That is some mega mileage/time! Wowza! I'm impressed!

Also, isn't it gorgeous out today? After two weeks of winter, it appears that it's officially spring in Florida!

Thomas Bussiere said...

Thanks for the 21 run salute - Very awesome and it makes a difference for those ensuring our freedom.

Rural Girl said...

Love the new look! Sound like you'll be having a busy 2010! Isn't having a coach awesome?

lizzie lee said...

lying down on bed is a good thing too!!! We have to be lazy (! if that can be called lazy) from time to time.

Congrats on your 1000 miles. I have not set it up as one of my 2010 goals, but I may thrive towards that. And I can send you some mojo for short races (i.e.: 5k & 10K). I LOVE THEM!!!!

Happy New Year to you too, and keep running

lizzie lee said...

BTW, when you added the new background, didn't you lose some of your gadgets? I know how to save the code from some gadgets, but don't know how to save it from the lists or linklists... Any idea? I am tired of my boring background...