Thursday, December 31, 2009

It was 1999

and I did not run.

I had lived in Arizona for 4 years.

I was in my third year of being a Realtor.

My kids were 6 and 9 years old. Little ones at the elementary school.

Amy and I celebrated our 13th anniversary.

I was 38 years old.

I drove a Mercury Sable.
Amy still worked for May Department Stores in the Credit Department.

It was two years before we took our kids to Disney World. See picture

It was two years before the world changed.

Ten Years Later

I'm older, my kids are taller.

I run 15-25 miles per week.

Amy is a Realtor and I have been for 14 years.

We've lived in Az for 14 years.

I've run 3 Marathons, 11 half marathons and over 50 races.

Amy's made a half dozen quilts or more.

I drive a 2004 Honda Pilot.

Tyler's a Freshman at the U of Arizona.

Emily is soon to become a senior in high school.

Both kids drive!

I've been to California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, Utah and just over the border into Mexico. (during this decade)

And today starts a new decade. It should be fun!

My Running Miles

Just short of 800 miles this year. Two injuries slowed me down. The first was an ankle issue that limited my miles in the summer and the second was a left calf issue that I'm currently dealing with.

I'm hoping to do over 1000 miles in 2010 and race many more 5k, 10k, half and full marathons. The first marathon is supposed to be the PF Chang's Rock N Roll here in Arizona on January 17th. I'm thinking with this calf issue I am going to either cut back to the half or DNS it all together.


The Running Knitter said...

Hope your calf feels better.

I didn't know your wife quilts! I've always wanted to learn. Can you ask her if she knows of a good place that offers lessons around here?

MCM Mama said...

Happy New Year! Those are some nice changes over the decade.

Hope your leg heals up quickly so you can hit your 1000 this year.

Anonymous said...

A lot has certainly changed in the last 10 years! Sorry to hear about your calf. Hoping for a speedy recovery so you can reach your goals. Happy New Year to you and your family!

lifestudent said...

Both you and your family have come a long way ;)

Darrell said...

10 years since Y2K, can you believe it.

You've been in my bloglines forever, but I let that ever increasing unread number intimidate me.

I can't believe that you were at the Santa Monica race with the Ed Hardy shirts (me too) and that you ran Twin Cities. TC is on my calendar for 2010. I'd love to hear what you thought of the race.

Happy New Year.
and I promise to try and keep up with you again. Thanks for stopping by my blog everyonce in a while even though I was remiss at getting over here.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

TNTcoach Ken said...

And we partied like it was 1998!!! Wow, ten years is a long time.

Jeff said...

It's been a great run, Pat. I'm proud to call you a friend. I look forward to meeting in person some day . . . at a run, no doubt!

Adam said...

Bummer! I really hope that your calf feels better. Both so that you can run the race, but also so that I can put a face with your blog!!

Funny how things change so much in 10 years. I thought about doing this too, but the amount of changes hurt my head.

Good luck in 2010. 1000 miles is a completely realistic goal.

Irene said...

What's wrong with the calf? (I'm just getting caught up here.)

If your injury isn't that bad, I would vote for participating in the half, and just enjoy the scenery.

Happy New Year! I, too, think you can get in those 1000 miles!

Firefly's Running said...

Wow! It's amazing how quickly things change. Awesome!