Friday, January 16, 2009

2008 in Review

Okay, I think I am quite possibly the last blogger out there to post their proud moments of 2008 and resolutions for 2009. You know what they say - better late than never - right?

Shining Moments of 2008

I started out this year pregnant and running slowly. Instead of running this 1/2 in January as planned, I ended up volunteering so I could live vicariously through those who could run and run fast. That was an awesome experience and would recommend it to anyone who can't run the marathon or 1/2 for whatever reason. So here goes...

  • Bought a house in February
  • Moved into said house in March
  • Had the sweetest, most precious baby boy in May and walked in my graduation ceremony 2 weeks later
  • Finished my MBA in August

(I did the above while working full-time and being preggo!)

  • Joined Woodlands Fit in July, but didn't get to run with them again until late August
  • Made some awesome friends through Woodlands Fit!
  • Survived Hurricane Ike and 12 days with no power (which is a PITA with a 3 year old and a 4-month old)
  • Ran the San Antonio ½ marathon with new friends :-) - even through I was slow, it far exceeded my expectations 5 months post baby!
  • Got back to our budget after the house purchase - learned to play the "Grocery Game"
  • Hooked up with nutritionist extraordinaire, lost 13 lbs and got back to my pre-pregnancy weight!

2009 Resolutions

  • Continue the weight loss until I reach my goal weight (goal for this is March 15)
  • Train for and finish at least 1 triathlon - I've signed up for the TriGirl Super Sprint in May
  • If I enjoy the tri in May - sign up for at least 2 more!
  • Running - begin implementing speed work 1x per week and get into the 10 minute range again
  • Complete at least 3 1/2 marathons in 2009 - I'm doing the Houston 1/2, Zuma Austin, but I'm not sure about the 3rd...maybe White Rock?
  • Take some swim lessons! On this, I don't even know where to start. I haven't set goals for pace yet, since I am not really sure where I stand now
  • Be more patient - especially with the hubby & the kids
  • Play more, stress less
  • Find a new church near our home and attend regularly
  • Stick to budget and finish our emergency fund
  • Start the baby's 529 plan
  • Get organized in every aspect of my life - work and home
  • Work to improve on the areas of my job that I understand the least - and be better about tolerating the areas that like the least :-)

That's it for 2009...I think it's enough!!!


Barbara said...

I stopped by to tell you good luck Sunday! Pack some gloves and a long-sleeved shirt; sounds like you're gonna need them.

Oh, and an umbrella unfortunately. I'm not really sure how to run while carrying an umbrella but I think you can totally do that!

K said...

Just saw you on the Marathon coverage! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Congrats on finishing your first 1/2 of 2009!

Tiggs said...

you certainly accomplished a lot and have a lot planned- I'm totally watching how you are going to do all this b/c we are starting to think about having kids in the next year or two and I gotta see someone successfully "doing it all" to help me know I will be able to do it all too!!!

Blessed with Boys said...

Christy, I don't know how you do it all and with a positive attitude and smile on your face!
You are inspiring to say the least!
Love you're New Years resolutions! Looks like another busy year for you!