Is it really December 1st? Can someone please tell me where the first 11 months of the year went, cuz I may have missed something.
But seriously, this year has been so full of wonderful things it’s almost hard to believe it’ll be 2011 soon. Here’s a rundown of my year:
Signed up for my first half marathon.
My first nephew (in-law) was born.
Found out Matt got a reporter job.
Quit my job.
Ran my first half marathon (in 2:28!).
Moved in with Matt (and 5 hours away from family).
Made new friends.
Celebrated my grandparents 60th anniversary with lots and lots of family.
My nephew had open heart surgery (and is now doing fantastic, by the way).
Signed up for my second half marathon. (Details to come.)
And now I’m looking forward to an even more awesome 2011. We’re going to be planning a wedding (!) among other exciting things. I have big plans for next year, my friends. Big plans. I am really hoping they all come to fruition and even if they don’t I know it’ll be fun trying. I can see in myself that I’ve made big strides towards becoming the woman I want to be. Even though I still haven’t made goal at Weight Watchers (it’s on the list for 2011) I have come so far in my journey to be healthy.
Before I delve into goals for December, I should probably look back on November and see if the goals I set were meet-able.
1. Blog more. I really do love it and have some interesting ideas for upcoming posts. Also, Windows Live Writer and figuring out how to schedule posts (duh) makes it LOTS easier. I blogged 15 times this month – not too shabby considering I was out of town 3 out of 4 weekends! I’m definitely getting to a groove, blog-wise.
2. Work out at least 4 times a week. Normally this isn’t too difficult, but with several weekends out of town and the holidays approaching I know my normal routine is going to get thrown out of whack. Er. Last week didn’t go so well. I have been in a fitness funk ever since I ran my 15k. I sort of knew it would happen – it always does after a race. I’m hoping to sit down this week and plan out my schedule for the next few weeks in the gym. With the weather getting colder I know I won’t be running outside as much anymore, but I want to take advantage of the time before ice and snow cover the roads.
3. Make some progress on wedding planning. We started a working guest list over the weekend but know that there are more people that need to be added (parents friends, extended family, etc.). At least it’s a start, right? Since I checked on my goals halfway through the month we haven’t done any new wedding stuff. But Matt will have vacation days after the new year so we’re planning on taking a long weekend to look at reception sites (and hopefully book one) so there’ll be a date soon-ish.
4. Go meatless (almost). I’m not saying I’m giving it up entirely – I don’t think I could do that with my meat-loving fiancé. But I am going to try to do more meatless breakfasts, lunches, and solo dinners. I know there are so many great protein-packed, non-meat options out there. And I think I’m finally going to try to cook tofu! I still haven’t bought any tofu, but I definitely didn’t notice when I ate meals without meat. Beans work wonders, my friends. As does peanut butter.
Overall, I think November was a pretty great month. It was full of family and fun. Two excellent things, if I do say so myself.
Check back later for December goals and racing news!
Now that I’ve shared my 2010 highlights – what are some of yours?