Thursday, December 31, 2009

Did anyone see that mack truck that just hit me?

This was my facebook status and wouldn't you know that a bunch of my friends either texted or called me to see if there was anything they could do....ummm people if I got hit by a mack truck the last place I am going to be is on facebook! I do have my limits! I just have strep throat which one of my friends commented that it basically feels the same way! I'm bummed because I wanted another high points week in the HBBC but my body had a different idea! Today is the first day I have been able to function without constantly thinking about sleep. I'm just worried that Emma will get it so I am keeping a close watch on her.

Well 2009 is rolling to a close whether or not we want it to. Does anyone else feel a little down on new years? I will say though this year I plan to be ringing in the new year in a better spot than last. Last year I was nursing Emma and crying because it hurt so bad! It has been an amazing year and decade! I started the decade by graduating from college...getting my first teaching job...and gaining a in 10 years I have gotten married...travelled...ran the Boston Marathon...and became a mommy! Wow! This year I have watched my little peanut grow into a beautiful 1 year-old who has a great sense of humor and loves to learn new things!(Not that I biased or anything but she's the best!)

I am really looking forward to 2010 and all that it has to bring! I normally have the same resolutions each year to lose weight and get more organized but this year I am being more specific and intentional.
Running: My goal is to run at least 4 half marathons in 2010 with at least one of them to be a sub 2 hour race! I also want to improve my short races and get a 5k under 25 min! Also on the racing docket this year....a triathlon! I know it will be a challenge but I am so excited!
Body: My body goal has two parts. I do want to lose 13 more pounds. I have gotten just below my prepregnancy weight but I know that the less I weigh the faster I can be. The second part may seem to contradict the first. My second body goal is to accept the way that I look. This is going to be a challenge since I don't remember a time when I looked in the mirror and I saw what was looking back at me. I need to meet this goal not only for myself but more importantly for my daughter. When I found out that I was having a girl I was really nervous that my bad body image and habits would rub off on her. I know the only way I can help keep that from happening is by being a good example for her. I can show her how to be healthy and celebrate the great body that God gave me. There are many people who only dream of being able to run...I need to keep it in perspective and be a better role model for Emma.
Mind: In May I will finish my CAGS degree in Ed. Leadership...I hope to follow that up with an acceptance to a doctoral program.
Spirit: My goal here is relax. Easier said than done! My body has been trying to tell me through chest pains and other things that it is time to breathe...there are so many things out of my control but I need to leave them there and not try to control them! I need to take deep breaths and know that God is in control. I need to only do my best each day and accept what I cannot control. Life is meant to be enjoyed and I have so much to be thankful for that I just need to relax and enjoy it!

What will 2010 bring you? I with you all a happy and healthy new year!!!


  1. I hope you feel better. This year I am very upbeat on the New Year, I feel like 2010 will be GREAT!!

    Love your goals..

  2. Thanks for your note! Happy new year - I hope you're on the mend soon!

  3. Found you through Tall Mom's blog. Love how you have goals for your mind and spirit along with the physical goals. 2009 definitely went by fast but I'm looking forward to a great 2010!

    Happy New Year!

  4. i like your goals for 2010! i am trying to come up with some for each "aspect" of life too (i'm a few days behind of course, sigh). hope you feel better soon! happy new year!

  5. Hope you feel better soon!

    Happy New Year!