2009 has been a year of transitions, excitements and new beginnings. I would say the word of the year is transition because I am still working on adapting to the changes in my daily life!
In January, we traveled to Walt Disney World to watch my sister run the marathon - that was our last plane trip since Nick was born. This picture is from 37 weeks - the last one that I took!
Nick was the excitement and joy that came into our lives in February, 2 weeks early.
At the end of March, I did my first race and 20 mile training run in preparation for Boston.
April was the Boston Marathon which was just spectacular and an amazing experience. Nick's first Easter.
May was my first Mother's Day, and a decent Broad Street run.
June was when my running started to deteriorate and I started to burn out!
July was Nick's first real trip to the beach (in busy season/beach weather), and August more beach time,
September was weird not starting out the school year - and tough. The Philly Distance Run was a PR. Nick's first Mets game.
October - Nick's first Halloween and first time he won a contest!
November - The Philly Marathon!
December - Nick's first Santa's lap and ChristmaS! First snow storm!
It was a great year and I look forward to 2010! This year definitely flew. I don't have any
All in all:
1645.5 miles ran - 10 days and 22 hours (compared to last year's 1748.4)
Best thing about the year: Nick
2nd best thing: Boston Marathon
Biggest surprise: Breastfeeding at all?
Biggest changes: Running is not at the top of my priority list and doesn't hold as much importance in my life as it did pre Nick (meaning if I miss a run or don't hit my weekly mileage, I don't care as much!)
Biggest disappointments: Lack of motivation that hit in June/July and being unable to drop the last 3 lbs of baby weight.
Biggest challenge: Not going back to work for this year, missing my identity. Having little time for myself.
What does 2010 have in store:
More running, but not a marathon until the fall
Ocean Drive 10 miler
Broad Street Run
Perhaps a sibling for Nick
Hopefully moving from a townhouse to real house
It should be an exciting year! I have no set resolutions, just to stay motivated, stay positive and eat well (despite the toast and butter/carbs problem right now).