New Year Madness

Happy New Year, everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful holiday season with those you love!   We had house guest madness, which made the holidays fun and go by in a blur. We hosted my brother, sister-in-law, and niece (baby’s first Christmas!) for Christmas, and were an overnight stopping point for Oregon family heading to the Rose Bowl (Go Ducks!)

I haven’t had a chance to sit down to reflect on the year past and to look forward to the goals I wish to accomplish this year. I’m still a big fan of monthly resolutions, so there is always a chance to regroup and punt.

2014 Reflections:
There was a lot of good. I had a great year running–not a fast one, but a fun one.  Lots of great race experiences, runs with friends both old and new, and making time to grab a cup of coffee after a run to connect with others were some of the best parts. I leveled up as a cycling instructor at the gym where I teach, and I am very proud of that.

I also had a badass year of working with brides and altering dresses.  It was fun, free of high-stress clients, and very productive.  I think I have this dress alteration thing down.

There was a lot of bad–2013 was ROUGH in my house, between the loss of my father in law, DH’s cancer diagnosis, and DH’s layoff.  We spent a lot of 2014 dealing with the fallout of these big things, which made me value the support system I get from my running girls and fitfam even more.

So what are my goals?

  • Take the veggie a week challenge.  The husband got me this book to inspire us to try a new vegetable each week.  Repeats will probably happen, but it will be good to highlight one thing a week to get it in the mix.
  • Take one strength training and/or one yoga class a week.  Thanks to the Lululemon store, I found a great yoga class that starts shortly after my Saturday spin session.  Love it, and hope I can keep it on my radar.  There is a strength class I love, but the 5 am time slot is not as snuggly as my bed.  I’m working to change that.
  • Sub 2 half marathon at the Heavenly Half Mararthon.  This is cheating because it’s a down hill race, but I don’t care. I came in at 2:06 (9?) last year after portapotty/visiting/picture-taking stops.  54 days.  I’ve got this.
  • Enjoy every bit of California I possibly can.  There is a chance I will live in a different area in the next year, and I want to live it up in CA while I can.
  • I lost some great friends this year (but if you’re in Denver, you gained some great people!), but am looking forward to making new connections and reinforcing new friendships.
  • Post weekly.  Here we go.
  • Most importantly:


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1 thought on “New Year Madness

  1. Good luck. A sub 2 half is yours! You can do it!

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