"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 :)" Check and Check! Probably one of the best weekends EVER. I'm so sad that Fitbloggin12 isn't scheduled until September, but I'm hoping that I'll get to be there!
"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!" Here, I'm not happy to say, was a bit of a fail. I'm actually up about 10 pounds from where I was a year ago, and this saddens me greatly. No, I take that back. It PISSES ME OFF. I worked very hard to get down to my goal weight and in the last 2 months of 2011 completely blew it. But, I lost it before and I'll do it again.
"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." D and K have really rocked high school. I'm so fortunate to have such amazing, gifted kids. I think the flipout could have been much worse.
"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!" No doubt here, I have definitely become a runner. Now I can't imagine where I would be without having that outlet. This year, I'm also adding some serious strength training to hopefully get my skinny self back in 2012.
Now, it's time to start thinking about my goals for 2012. That, my friends, will be a post for another day.
Looking back at 2011, what is one thing you never expected to do or accomplish?