Today is my Birthday! What better time to reflect on what I did this past year! Life was full of ups and downs this year and it just goes to show you that you never know what to expect.
On my birthday last year I was preparing to run leg 4 of the California International Marathon here in Sacramento and just days away from hitting my goal weight (100 pounds gone!) at Weight Watchers and reflecting back on running several half marathons my first full marathon.
This year I sit here preparing to run leg 4 of the California International Marathon, I'm just days away from celebrating a year of maintaining my weight loss and I'm reflecting back on several half marathons and my second full marathon which I walked with my Hubster (it was his first). I also completed my first Sprint Triathlon, took to the trails for some trail running (Night trail running too!), rode my bike more (and survived my first crash!).
I have some amazing people in my life who keep me striving to maintain my healthy lifestyle and always push my boundaries and try new things!
On a more personal family note - We have went through two major health crisis this year where I needed to step up and be strong and help out others in my family. In June we got to celebrate the wedding of my older son where I got an awesome daughter in law and they both have an active lifestyle. Watching them makes want me to keep doing what I'm doing so I can keep up! My youngest son just turned 11 and I'm enjoying doing things with him that I didn't do with my oldest because I wasn't physically able too. Trips used to be planed out with the details of where will we eat and now trips are planned out with what hiking trails are near and where else can we can walk or run?
A year ago I wasn't much different - but I am constantly evolving. Tweaking things here and there to try new things. Who knows what the next year will bring but I'm ready to take on whatever life throws at me! Stay Tuned!