Friday, December 4, 2009

New Year's Resolutions Revisited

So let's see how I did on my New Year's Resolutions, seen in this blog post:

My New Year's Fitness Resolutions:
1. Run 3 half marathons by February 2009
Ran P.F. Chang's Half Marathon in Jan 09, London's Run Half Marathon in Jan 09, Lost Dutchman Half Marathon in Feb 09

2. Complete an Ironman competition
Completed Ironman Arizona on Nov. 22, 2009

3. Place in an event
Placed 2 and 3 in a few events including an Earth Day 5K, 4000m open water swim, Cota Michael Moreno 5K

4. Join a swimming team
Joined Racelab and swam with a group 2-3 times per week

So I think I did okay. Time to think of some new goals.
New Favorite Things

I have compiled a short list of my new favorite things:

1. After a massive amount of blood blisters from Ironman, I realized my trusty running shoes weren't so trustworthy anymore. So I went to Roadrunner Sports and was fitted with a snazzy new pair of snug shoes in which my feet are tightly bound. So now my feet don't move around to create very undelightful blood blisters underneath my toe nails.

2. These new Hershey kisses for the holidays. At a work luncheon I received some Hershey kisses that were candy cane flavored with white chocolate. Yum!

3. Christmas carols. I love singing along in my car when no one is there to listen to my terrible singing voice.

4. Gingerbread cookie dough. Gingerbread is my favorite flavor of cookie. Now I can simply cut off some cookie dough and bake it. I also discovered a new recipe for gingerbread baked brie which I tried out this week while watching Christmas shows.

5. Starbucks during the holidays. I can't get enough of the winter wonderland Starbucks creates during this time of year: red cups, peppermint flavored treats, gingerbead, pumpkin bread, cranberry bliss bars. I could go on and on.

6. Modern Family. This tv show is my new favorite. It's hilarious, but with a sweet ending to each show.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Someone over Facebook emailed me and said that she is having a case of "life is always greener" and she said my life sounded so much more exciting. I've spent countless hours wishing I were someone else or wanting what others have--countless hours upon hours. The person who emailed me has beautiful children and a beautiful husband and she is gorgeous herself, so I found it interesting that she would even think that about me. I am just a single girl who likes to travel and run and dance.

But when I think about the things I do and have done, my life is pretty freaking fantastic.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Ironman Adventures

Ironman video link