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Happy New Year and Stuff

Are you all tired of reading New Years posts yet? Great! Here's another, but a short one. As my facebook status says (and yes, I speak in 3rd person):

"has had such a great year without even realizing it. She has been able to rekindle her love of running and exercise, complete a triathlon, be accepted into graduate school, rescue animals, remain true to herself and LOSE 36 POUNDS! All while sharing in these experiences with her fantastic family, amazing boyfriend, a few loyal friends and sweet furbabies. Here's to 2012 and ringing in 2013. May yours be full of health, happiness, fun and life :)"

That pretty much sums it up. As you may notice, I did not reach the goal mentioned in this post. I did not lose 40 pounds this year. I'm disappointed but I'm mostly proud that I was still able to lose 36! If you round up that's totally 40. Aside from that, this year has been great...and on second thought, even missing that goal has been pretty great. As you know, I started using Daily Mile back in May and from May-today was able to log 503 miles which I think is pretty nice.

On a side note, I started training for my olympic distance tri today! I'm using a 20 week plan from Beginner Triathlete and also a Zero to 1650 plan to help me swim at my best. I never did much technical training when I started swimming and that was primarily because 500m didn't seem all that scary. However, 1500m is much more significant. I just did Day 1 today and already had to adjust. I swam the 700 but didn't do my 48 minute ride. Tomorrow I'm doing the Hangover Classic 10 miler and thought it'd be best not to start it on tired legs.

So Happy New Year everyone! Congratulations on your feats, Condolences on any downfalls and Confidence that you'll do bigger and better things this year!


  1. Just reading this makes me exhausted! Hoping I can get my butt in gear and get back to running! Props to you for keeping this up even during the winter! You go guurrrlll!

  2. Just thought of this question: Are you shedding most of the pounds just by running? Or is it your awesome control when it comes to food and your hot yoga?? I can get into the running but don't think it's going to lose me any pounds. :( And you can bet your tush I'm not doing hot yoga or giving up fried foods! *SIGH* Trying to think of alternatives...

  3. Ask and you shall receive my dear...


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