Race Schedule and Results

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009 is tomorrow?

Wait a minute... where did 2008 go? I really feel like I'm in a time warp or something and I'm missing days. Maybe the Ironman did something to my sense of time???

In any event, the holidays were great. I was spoiled rotten (like every girl should be!) and I'm starting to get over the holiday blahs of not wanting to do anything but lay on the couch and watch lifetime movies (I should note that my wonderful mother bought be an electric throw blanket for me to use on the couch - OH MY GAWD the things is awesome. Charlie knows that when I turn it on, it's snuggle time. I love it. But it doesn't do good things for my motivation). Besides some stupid sister in law problems over the holiday, all was good!

With my motivation being in the crapper, I've decided to run a May marathon - without the hubby which makes total sense huh? For those who know me, that's a big thing. I'm going to run the Flying Pig in Cincinnati. Tom will be in Cali racing Wildflower and I figured this would be a good goal for me to work for. Plus it should help get me in preseason shape - either that or I'll be spent by May which should be interesting with a November Ironman! :) I'm excited though - haven't decided if I'll have a time goal or not. Should I aim for a 4 hour by myself? That would be a 44 minute PR! :) It'll be a good little get away for me, myself and I.

2009 should be a big year with lots going on:
  • Our company is growing and growing which is constantly keeping us moving and I have big plans for 09!
  • Tom and I are taking on the roles of Associate Editors of an Energy Encyclopedia with my father in law (I'm going to be a published person in a field I know NOTHING on - but don't worry... I'm not writing any of it!)
  • I'm Chairing (alone I may add because my co chair just resigned) the local hospital's annual fund raiser which I'm totally changing from a "gala" type event to a women's only girls night
  • I'm racing tri's locally and for the first time on bigger stage, like Chicago, as well as the Ironman in November
  • Tom's the travel coordinator of his tri team (which means wifey gets to find all the deals for the team - Chicago, NYC, Wildflower, Austin - so who's really the travel coordinator? kidding dear!)

And that's just the start of it! I'm excited.

Happy New Year to everyone. Be safe tonight if you are out drinking (don't drive) or just out (and the other people on the road are drinking)!!!


Aunt Nan said...

An exciting year ahead to say the least. But when did we ever know you and Tom to NOT be doing something. Happy New Year, Sweetheart, to you and Tom. Dad and I love you both so very much.

untpawgal02 said...

What a fun filled 2009 :)

Hapy New Year!

megan said...

Happy New Year! Congrats on deciding to do the Pig! I think you'll have fun. I'm still on the fence but all of the close races are that weekend, so it looks like I'll be doing something on May 2 or 3. I'll let you know if I'll be in Cincy!

It sounds like you have a busy year to come!! Happy 09!