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Goodbye, 2012. You were everything I hoped for...

Monday, December 31, 2012

There are people in my life saying "nothing good" happened in 2012. You know what? I feel sorry for them. They are so caught in the negative that they can't see the positive (and as a note, that makes people you met in 2012 feel really, really put down...)

You know what? My 2012 rocked! Did I meet every goal? Nope. But I met some. And I did things I never would have dreamed of!

500 miles run? Check! Even with taking the last 2 months of the year nearly completely off from running (thanks, knee), I crested that goal! This year I have committed to 1000 miles as part of the "Run to the Moon" challenge.

20,000 minutes of exercise? Not even close. Final tally was 13,480. Which isn't shabby! There were years in my past I could have had a goal of 500 minutes and not met it. That 13K is nearly 225 HOURS of exercise in 2012! Nothing to be ashamed of there.

Weight loss? I lost some. Not what my "goal" was, but that's okay. I'm healthier and more fit now than I ever have been. What the scale says is so small a part of the overall picture.

Both my career goals and my financial goals have been and are continuing to be met. My "fun" personal goals changed through the year as other things took priority.

What else? I ran 3 half marathons, joined the Half Fanatics, hiked 3 mountains (two of which were 4000+ footers in the White Mountains), ran countless 5K/10K/etc. races, increased my strength in clearly evident ways, and have made great strides in my healthy habits.

This year for the first time in a long time, stress wasn't a major factor in the holidays. NOTHING changed except how I handle things. I feel better, so I am far better able to cope with challenges.

So here's to 2012. It was an amazing year. I expect 2013 to be another incredible experience!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    LOVED reading your blog this morning heading into YOUR awesome 2013!

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TIMELAG 1/2/2013 10:21AM

    Fantastic! I love how positive you are. 2012 was a great year for me, and meeting you (and the other Sheriffs) was a big part of that! Looking forward to seeing what 2013 brings for us.

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    You definitely had an awesome year...but this one will be even better!

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CRAFTY1960 1/1/2013 2:00PM

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STEPH-KNEE 12/31/2012 9:31PM

    What a fabulous year, and here is to an equally fabulous 2013! emoticon emoticon

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FITLIKENIC 12/31/2012 8:41PM

    emoticon You had a great 2012! Cheers to a Wonderful New Year!

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WORTHEYMOM 12/31/2012 6:33PM

    emoticon Cheers to a great 2012 and a wonderful upcoming 2013!

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 12/31/2012 6:28PM

    emoticon on a great year! Best wishes for a new year filled with many blessings.

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REBECCAMA 12/31/2012 3:13PM

    Way to go!!!

I wrote a similar blog today myself. I didn't lose any weight (actually gained) but I did so much other good stuff that I'm not going to let the number on the scale get me down!

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ARCHIMEDESII 12/31/2012 3:06PM


2012 was a very productive year for you ! Here's to 2013, which will be even more productive !!

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PS - Stay warm ! Brrr... it's cold outside !


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AEROBISAURUS 12/31/2012 1:54PM

    emoticon Best wishes for the new year!! emoticon

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STRONGDAWG 12/31/2012 1:27PM

    Here's to another banner year!

I know my 2012 rocked, and meeting you was part of it.

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MAMACHAMBS 12/31/2012 12:54PM

    So very proud of you! I'm also thrilled to have been able to meet you AND run two of those HMs with you! If not for you, I never would have logged a PR on the second one. Together, we're going to tackle 2013 head on and make huge strides towards more of our goals. Cheers!

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COOP9002 12/31/2012 12:42PM

    Great job on an amazing year. Hope that 2013 is even better.

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TRUNKJUNK 12/31/2012 12:28PM

    Yes you did have an amazing 2012 and I believe 2013 will even be better. Good for you.

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