Thursday, 18 December 2008

Year in Review

This week’s Take It and Run Thursday asks us to write a year in review in 52 words or less. Here’s my summary of 2008, my first year of running. (Note use of contraction to stay within the word limit.)

Could first run two miles together in February.
Became part of crazy RBF community.
Lost thirty pounds.
Ran in four countries.
Dealt with shin splints, hip pain, sore knees and fleeting groin pull.
Became a marathoner in Italy in November.
In total, ran eight races (automatic six PRs!)
Beyond proud of myself.

I couldn’t have done it on my own. Thanks guys. Now I’m really looking forward to seeing what 2009 has in store for me.

Happy Thursday, everyone.

29 comments:

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Here’s my summary of 2009

Who are you? Marcy? Summarizing 2009 already?

Congrats, sister! You did accomplish a lot this year.

Perhaps on your to-do list for next year will be to convert to the Gregorian calendar from whatever one you're using now.

O, meee-ow! I'm such a b*tch!

Xenia said...

Glaven--Thanks for noting the time-traveling error. I'm blaming it on Marcy's distortion of the space-time continuum.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

O, sure. Now I look like an idiot.

I don't need YOUR help in that department, sister.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Yikes! Your comment wasn't there 2 seconds ago, I swear.

I'll leave you alone , now.

Merry said...

I'm impressed with your summary du year. I think I'd rather write a summary of /next/ year -- I have lots of plans that will look really good and impressive and all that stuff.

Marlene said...

You started running AND completed your first marathon all in one year?! Holy freakin' awesome!

Theresa said...

You should be proud! You've accomplished so much! Three cheers for Xenia!

Betsy said...

How great to be able to end the year beyond proud of yourself.

Marcy said...

I'm here! I'm just crazy mad behind. So until I get my Reader numbers down (errrr my time machine fixed) to a more manageable level I'll probably be the last poster on all blogs HAHA

You lost 30lbs?!? Holy Mother that is awesome! ;D ;D

Calyx Meredith said...

Wow! Now that you're done with your last year, can I have it? Pretty please!

Kristina said...

Well done! I can't believe you ran a marathon in your first year--shows you are meant for this sport.

Jenn said...

Girl, you are such an inspiration!

Jenn

The Running Knitter said...

You had a wonderful year! :)

Lacey Nicole said...

congrats!!! wow 6 PRs!!

Viper said...

That's a pretty epic year. Good job!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

O, for the Lurve of Jebus, Xenia! I said I'd leave you alone but have you SEEN the title of Nic's latest post?

What are you bloody waitng for? That should be like red meat to you!

Xenia said...

Glaven--The doctor told me to cut back on my red meat consumption.

X-Country2 said...

What a great year! The 4 countries bit makes me terribly jealous. :o)

Ted said...

That is quite an accomplishment you did just in one year... burned 30 lbs, ran in 4 different countries, ran a marathon... You did it. I cannot wait to see what 2009 brings for you.

tfh said...

Maybe I knew, but I don't think it registered earlier that you started running so recently.

Just think. You'll ALWAYS be able to say (or think, because I know you're not very talkative about your running outside our little bloggy community) you ran your first marathon during your first year of running in Italy. I can't wait to see what other countries you add to your "ran in" list next year.

Jamie said...

What an awesome year! All amazing accomplishments!!!

Melanie said...

wow... you seriously started running this year only? Seriously? WOW

joyRuN said...

WOW! It has been a huge year for you :)

And the bonus? You've gotten to know & love Glaveypoo! Your year is complete.

bryan82 said...

crazy year! where did you find the time lol. congrats

Nikemom said...

WOWSERS! Congrats on a great year. :D

MCM Mama said...

Wow! What an amazing accomplishment to go from two miles to running a marathon in one year! Go you!

The Laminator said...

My summary of your post...
Countries: Xenia 4, Lam 1 - Xenia wins
Lbs lost: Xenia 40, Lam 5 (maybe) - Xenia wins
'Nuff said. I need a better summary.

Count of Monte Christo said...

Holy ....

"Could first run two miles together in February."
That is from 0 to 42 K in 10 months is one impressive feat!

Meg said...

What a great year! Congratulations! Seriously, 2 miles to 26.2 in one year is fantastic!