Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Thanks for all your comments on my last post.  For now I am still on blogger but I am back.  I know that 2013 is going to be even busier than 2012 but blogging about running has become part of my life and its hard to give that up.

The last two months have been hectic and stressful.  My job can be quite stressful at times and even though I use running as my main stress reliever there is nothing like a vacation.  For the past 10 days I haven't thought about work, I haven't checked my work email and I haven't set my alarm clock.  Every run for the past 10 days has been easy and carefree - I haven't run predawn and I haven't seen 5am on a clock.

So now on the first day of the new year, it is a time to start over.  But first here is a brief overview of 2012....

I ran my first marathon

I celebrated one year of marriage with Brian

 I saw my best friend get married

 I ran 2142 miles (compared to 1302 in 2011)

And I even talked Brian into doing a photo shoot for our Christmas card!

Plus much, much more! And I know that 2013 is not only going to be better but also busier and I can't wait! 

I am not really big into resolutions but it is the start of a new year and it is a chance to start over again.  My mileage tracking starts from zero now and there are 12 months ahead where anything can happen.

This year I am hoping that I can run just as much as I did last year and enjoy every step. 
I am hoping I can read more books because last year I slacked off a bit on reading. 
I am hoping that I can continue to eat less cookies and more fruits and vegetables. 
I am hoping I can continue to include cross training in my normal routine because I think that helps to keep me injury free!

Just a few things that I am hoping will happen in the coming year!

10 comments:

abbi said...

Happy New Year! What a wonderful 2012!

Marlene said...

Happy New Year, Jo! Hoping 2013 brings many more happy miles for you. Hopefully work won't be too stressful going back.

Barry said...

Here's to 2013 bringing you all that you hope for. I'm glad you're continuing to blog...I was going to miss it if you had decided to give it up.

Erica Elia said...

Great post. Hope you have a wonderful 2013!!! Erica
ericaasrunningjourney.blogspot.com

Johann said...

Nice! Have a super 2013!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yea! I was so happy to see a post from you in my reader! I am glad you are back as I missed your posts. I am glad you got a nice, long, complete break from work. We all need those once in awhile to refresh ourselves!

2012 was a great year for you and I can't wait to see what 2013 will bring for you! Happy New Year!

kilax said...

Yay! Happy to see you! Man! Look at how many miles you ran compared to last year?! Crazy!

So happy you had a nice long break. :)

Allison said...

Wow, 2012 was a busy year (especially with all of those miles)! Happy new year!

Suz and Allan said...

Hope 2013 is a great year for you!

dreambigrunner.com said...

I'm slowly catching up on blogs. Happy New Year!! I have a feeling 2013 will be a great year for you!