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.
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: