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.