Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Some good things happened this year.
1. I met my goal weight
2. I ran a 10k (all of it)
3. I started and finished a half marathon
4. DH qualified for a fabulous grant and started grad school
5. My kids had no serious injuries (minus the stitches in the youngest son's chin) or illness
6. I got a job that allowed me to bid farewell to a horrible commute
Some bad things happened this year.
1. We lost my father in law to COPD
2. I wound up injured and out of running for 5 months
Despite the bad bits of the year, I do find comfort in knowing my FIL is at peace. He was so lost when my MIL passed away 2 yrs ago. So while we miss him, he is at lasting peace and I find comfort in that. And while being out of running at such an emotionally charged time was at times hard, I was greatful for my patience and respect for healing and having any chance of coming back to the sport. Meeting my goal weight definitely put a silver lining in it. I had to do PT and, in the process, picked up ST, and that finally helped get me over the hump to reach my goal.
As a result of my injury, I am coming in just under 1000 fitness minutes short...but I'll take it. In less than 2 yrs time, I racked up 13,000 fitness minutes. That is a nice number!
I am not sure what 2011 will bring for me. It could be a year of some really solid 5ks. I could get adventurous. I just want to keep moving. And moving. And if I want to keep moving, I need to continue in a smart way. I could throw caution to the wind, and that might feel exhilarating...but it could sideline me again. It's not worth it. So I'll continue making good food that keeps me on track, and keep moving and burning those calories. You'll find out how it's all going the same time I do.