Monday, January 9, 2012

hello 2012, welcome to my world. and the frosty 5k.

I'm sure I'm not alone when I admit that 2012 and the new year took me by surprise. At least I hope I'm not alone. I haven't been quite on top of things like I had hoped this year. But starting the new year out by writhing in pain and sickness all pitiful in bed will do that to a girl. I suppose.

I was finally ready for Christmas to be here... last Saturday. I missed the boat. So here it is, the second week of January and I'm left realizing that I am running a half marathon in less than a month with my sisters. I have house projects to finish. I have classes to prepare to teach very soon. I have organizing to do. A basement to clean out. All before 2012 arrives. I am not ready yet! I think I missed the boat again. I also have a Triathlon next week, pretty sure not ready for that either. Can I just slow down time, prepare myself, get adjusted and THEN start 2012? I didn't think so. 

Therefore, I'm going to shovel in some miles over the next month,  get my junk together and pray to sweet baby Jesus that I do not let my sister down while pacing her through her first half marathon. And that I don't let my household fall apart. She assures me I won't, on both fronts. I'm glad she has the faith, because I do not.

Despite the fact I wasn't ready for 2012, it arrived anyway. And like a good little runner, I woke up on New Years Day without a hint of a hangover (that's what eating chili and cheese, watching monty python and knitting while hanging out at your sisters house on NYE will do for a girl) and went to run the New Years Day 5K with some friends. It went really well. It was a beautiful morning, there were no PRs, I didn't wear a Garmin, just a nice jaunt through downtown with my good friends. I have no idea what our finishing time was, I didn't even bother to look it up. Because I didn't care. Regardless, it was a fantastic way to start the New Year.

 *shellers, jenn, myself and katie pre-frosty 5k new years day. such a beautiful morning!*

 *katie and i at the finish line, my hands are glowing, that is creepy*

And THEN. I got sick. Which wasn't so great. Which could explain why I could barely keep my eyes open until midnight on NYE. So the next two days were spent writhing around uselessly in pain and misery. So that was a good time. At least I still got my NYD run in. And I managed yoga the next day despite said sickness. In fact, I've not missed one day of working out yet this year. Which even I can barely believe! Running, swimming, biking, strength training, yoga. I've been loving it.

I have a lot of posts rumbling around in my head! Stay tuned, I'm thinking 2012 should prove to be an exciting year. I started officially training for the OKC half marathon (i plan to actually race this and attempt a PR) with a fantastic group of gals, the Edder and I have a few trips to California planned in the next few months, we have some cook-offs planned, I start teaching college classes again next month, we are putting the finishing touches on our home improvement projects (and will be starting some new ones), I have five triathlons in as many months I plan to participate in and then there are of course endless pictures of my adorable Milo I need to post. Clearly.

Happy Monday Interwebs, and cheers to a wonderful running week.


Marlene said...

I started the year off sick too... no bueno.

Nice job getting the workouts in all the same. Exciting stuff ahead.. can't wait.

Indi said...

Can't wait too see and hear about all your adventures in 2012!! Glad you are feeling better. We will catch up soon!

abbi said...

Sounds like you are feeling better now. I am sure 2012 will be exciting for you!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I was hoping all the sickness meant a sweet little Fair Weather baby.. hehehe..

Good luck this year darlin..

I am still hopeful our paths will cross someday..

Angie said...

Aww, I'm so sad to hear you were sick! It seems like everyone is getting sick around here! I see you are doing OKC marathon this year? I did last year, hope your training is going well!

J said...

Busy busy! I know the feeling! I have so much to do and not enough time in the day! Good luck with the tri and half marathon! Hope everything goes well!

lindsay said...

Umm I spent NYE babysitting... Haha. I'm so cool!!! Christmas and 2012 flew up on me too. I was depressed for a week because it was all over. Now I'm just depressed that I have no vacation to look forward to for quite sometime. :(

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