The best thing about 2011 for me was that after three years work, I finally finished my novel. I got some great feedback on it from professionals and readers. It's not publishable (too long for a new author, not commercial, too dark, too violent, too weird) but it is well written and original. Next stage is to rewrite with a view to approaching agents.
Had some great holidays this year (walking in wales, walking in Northumbria, Paris, Loire Valley) and read loads.
Set a new PB last week just when I thought my strength was on the inevitable age-related decline.
Powerlifts: 500/363/573 @ 220 belt only
front squat: 403
dips: bodyweight + 176 x 4
military press: 232