Saturday, December 31, 2011

One Year Later...

We're at it again. Come check out what we're up to...

Friday, December 31, 2010

DAY 365!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The only thing that could have made Day 365 better would have been to have you by my side friend!! I really was fortunate to have the opportunity to complete my last day with a run on the beach! I left the camera with Craig to take pics of the boys playing on the beach, and there were so many photo opps along the way as I ran. I was a little sad I hadn't brought the camera along even though it would've been a hindrance. But then, as I got closer to the family, I noticed they had drawn a finish line in the sand with the number 365 by it and Craig was ready with the camera! Perfect...we couldn't have planned it better. :)

So, we're DONE! Wow!! I'm so proud of us...I really am...walking or running every single day of the year is HUGE! I am definitely ready for a new challenge, but am so ready for something with a bit more flexibility. What I've learned about myself from this challenge is that setting little goals and keeping a bit of competition going with myself motivates me and keeps me on my toes. And by completing this challenge, I've proved to myself that I have staying more excuses!! :) Overall, I've definitely been more active this year, but I have also felt a little narrow-minded when it comes to working out. Because we were walking or running every day, I rarely did anything but run or walk...that needs to change in 2011! So, bring on 2011, 500 miles of running, and some variety!
Thanks for inviting me to take this journey with you! It's been a pleasure and a huge pain! ;)

day 365 yippeee!

I was hoping to get outside for a run today. But unlike yesterdays gorgeous weather, today was blustery & snowy! So...I celebrated in New Year's Eve style with a late walk on the treadmill after the kids went to bed.
I can't believe we actually made it 365 days! It's just mind boggling to me. I've had so many up's & downs through this whole thing. I can definitely say I've learned a lot along the way! First, I'm pretty sure you're the most amazing friend ever. I can't think of anyone else crazy enough to do this challenge with me. And even if I could, I wouldn't have wanted to do it with anyone but you. You have been such an inspiration from day one! You have definitely seen me at my best and my worst this year and I'm glad you still want to call me your friend. :)
I think the biggest thing this year has taught me is that I can do anything if I put my mind to it! I know it sounds cliche, but it's true! If you would have asked me a year ago to just hop up and run 3 miles I would have laughed. But this year has taught me that I can do it. No, it may not always be easy, or fast, or fun, or pretty, but I can do it!
I am thankful for the journey that we have been on...but I am so thankful it's done! I think we can officially call ourselves "runners"!
Happy trails,

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 364

We headed a couple hours East this morning and are now staying with Craig's family for a couple of I just took a walk around the neighborhood. It was overcast, but at least it was warm!! I seriously want a winter home in the South!!!!

day 364

I took advantage of the unseasonably warm temps today and went for a 2 mile run! It felt great to be outside for a change! I'm glad I went when I did though. About an hour after I got back the temp dropped from 60 to 35. Oh well. It was nice while it lasted. I can't wait until spring!
Happy trails,

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

day 363

treadmill, again.
happy trails,

Day 363

My company...
and my view!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

day 362

happy trails,

Day 362

A run by the lake with my hubby!! Yes, this pic is from post-run...yuck! :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

day 361

Are we done yet? I swear if I have to set foot on that treadmill one more time I will scream!
Happy(?) trails,

Day 361

I'm getting so spoiled by my surroundings, people to watch my kids at the drop of a hat, and company to walk with!! Thank goodness that by the time I'm back in Nebraska, this challenge will be OVER!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

day 360

A walk on the treadmill, incline of 4, speed of 4.2. :)
Happy trails,

Day 360

It was a little chilly today, so we decided it was perfect for a walk by the lake with Starbucks in hand!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

day 359

Merry Christmas to you! I spent my 30 minutes walking to Christmas music. ;)
Happy trails,

Day 359

Merry Christmas!!!
We went out for a walk after dinner was chilly, but nothing a hoodie couldn't handle! We even saw deer...Craig spotted them and I thought they were fake, but then they all took off running! Very cool!!!