Last year at this time, the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans asked us to write a letter to ourselves from the future, January 2011, which would be now, for our January Monthly Project. Right? Confused? Anyhoo. So, back in January 2010, I wrote a letter to the "me" of January 2011. When I reflected back on the year, I had already pulled out this letter and checked to see how close my "predictions" were. You can read about it here. Clearly I underestimated myself in a few areas, but I'm not going to rehash it again today. This was Part 1 of this week's Monthly Project!
Now on to Part 2: write a letter to the "me" of January 2012. What is life going to look like for me a year from now? Will I reflect back like I did this year? I'm sure I will (and if I don't, I'm sure it will become my homework at some point)! So, here goes....
Wassup, girl? Have you recovered from Christmas break? Ready to get back to work for the New Year? I hope so, cuz school starts again SOON. But, before we look forward, I want to look back. Take a nice, long
2011 started out with a bang for you! Only 6 days in, you signed up for your longest race EVER. A 25k that you would go on to SMOKE in May. You set your mind to run the whole race (after using intervals for your 1/2 marathon in 2010), only walking through the aide stations
The Riverbank 25k was awesome, but know what was even better? The next weekend, meeting all those amazing hookers you'd been chatting with on twitter and through blogging at Fitbloggin! It was so incredible that you won that ticket from your friends at Shrinkingjeans. You really could not thank them enough for the opportunity to go to Baltimore. You got to room with Lisa, Melissa and Christy and had an absolute blast! Seeing Kirsten again ROCKED. So did meeting all those other fab ladies and then running a 5k with them. You didn't PR that one (you had just run 15.5 miles 5 days before!) but it was the company that counted. You even learned a little more about how to be a better blogger :)
You kept running and in the summer, you tackled your first triathlon. Yah, you swam in open water, did a little biking, and then went out for a run. All on the same day. Amazing, huh? If it weren't for those skanks
As for the weight you lost in 2010 - it all stayed away thanks to the running and healthy eating you did. You will always need to stay on top of your eating, cuz let's face it, you like food! But you have learned what works for you. Great job!
I'm also very proud of you for not completely flipping out when your babies started High School in September. Well, at least you didn't flip out TOO badly. I'm sure they will recover. Eventually.
So anyway, it was fun to reflect back on all you did this year. No way a couple years ago would you have even CONSIDERED running a block, much less an average of 10 miles a week! Keep it up, my dear! You are a runner!
You ARE a runner- squeeeee!ReplyDelete
We are going to meet (and laugh and talk and run together) at Fitbloggin- squeeee!
You are going to *tri* (I didn't know this!)- squeeeee!
I can't wait to see how it all plays out.
as much as i love 2010 bari i can't wait to read about 2011 bari experiencing all these great things!ReplyDelete
This is a great letter Bari! 2011 is gonna be awesome!! I'm so happy you are gonna do a tri!! I need to "tri" another one. You are seriously an inspiration! Love you!ReplyDelete
Lovely letter Bari!! Gooooo 2011 you!ReplyDelete
2011 is going to be an awesome year for you, my friend! :D Also, go you for running all these races! And a tri! :D I can't believe that my 2nd race of 2011 is supposed to be a half marathon. I still feel crazy about that. :)ReplyDelete
....ughhh. High schoool. I've got one more year before I send my son off to the sharks. Scary territory! You are going to have an amazing year!ReplyDelete
Wow Bari - What a year for you! I can't wait to read your 25K race report... and to hear about Fitbloggin! Maybe you should be joining us for Nike Womens?!?! Just sayin... Love you!ReplyDelete