So here we are, 2011, and it’s already been an interesting adventure. While I can’t say it was the beginning that I had hoped for, I’m still optimistic that your adventures will bring more highs than lows and more laughter than tears.
This weekend brought a few vastly different life experiences. A close family member passed away Saturday morning, we had a wedding to attend in San Diego Saturday night, and the cold I had Christmas week is back to haunt me. While the tears were plentiful, it was actually quite beautiful seeing family from all across the west come together to celebrate her life. You will be missed, Marie.
More than anything, this weekend reminded me of the oh-so-cliché mantra of don’t let a moment of your life pass you by. It’s too short. It’s too precious. It’s full of too many stellar experiences and opportunities that make living worth it. So this year, I’m vowing not to let a moment pass me by. Live for the experiences and regret nothing. Resolutions are so 2010. Goals, ambition, and living for the moment…that’s my 2011.
Along with my new outlook for 2011, I do have more tactical goals that I want to achieve. Ready for some more cheese? Well here goes: my dad always said, “It’s not about the goal, it’s about the journey.” So along with these goals includes my quest for savoring the journey. In no particular order…
- Complete the Boston Marathon within my goal time
- Complete the Boston to Big Sur challenge alive (more on this later)
- Complete a half marathon in 1:30 or less
- Track all of my running and run 2,011 miles in 2011
- Re-learn to bike and swim
- Stay INJURY FREE
- Get MARRIED and honeymoon with Chicken Face in July 2011
- Find a new place to live (preferably something that is more than 600 sq. ft. and has a frickin’ bedroom door)
- And some more personal ones that I’ll leave you guessing about
And finally, a few of my favorite photos from this past week’s runs:
I hope everyone had a great New Years and happy running!
Day 4: 12 miles along the Embarcadero to the Golden Gate Bridge. Absolutely STUNNING run.!
Day 5: 9.2 miles with Aron and Kristin on the Lafayete/Moraga trail. MUST do more runs with friends.
Day 6: Rest/Travel
Day 7: 5 miles along the San Diego harbor. The chilly temps may be the cause of my re-born sickness.