Wednesday, December 9, 2009

How did it become December 9th?

So. Wow. We are in December. My daughter was sick last week (FLU!). Even though I was at home with her, I wasn't on the computer much and didn't post. I did get a 4 mile run in one morning and multitasked it with a stop at CVS to get her some OTC drugs. :) Go MOM! I haven't been to the gym at all for my regular stuff. We had snow on Saturday thus running outside has been hindered by snow and icy, poorly cleared sidewalks and such. I did go to the work fitness center on Monday and did a 30 minute running gig on the treadmill. I can't handle more than that on the treadmill. ugh It is Wednesday. Somehow I am thinking nothing exercise related is going to happen today. After some time of nothing to do at work, I got busy this week. FEAST or FAMINE here - seriously. It has been wierd in my building lately, as they have been laying people off. A project has had its scope severely crushed and there had been some rampant over hiring, but it is still YUCKY. Doesn't give you the warm, fuzzy feeling that the December Holiday month should be giving. While I don't think I am at a huge risk at the moment, I am still concerned. (note to self perhaps you should put a resume together!)

Court tomorrow for the 10 minute hearing. All those years and it all comes down to some pieces of paper and a 10 minute visit before the judge. Hmmm... I am looking forward to going back to my birth name (I hate the term maiden name so archaic!) Looking back at 2009, I accomplished all the goals that I set out to accomplish except for one. Not bad! And the one I didn't accomplish was only because I couldn't seem to find an event that fit on my schedule! The goals were: Do another triathlon (did 2 sprint distance events), sell townhouse, get final divorce, and do a century. Final divorce will be tomorrow. The Century is the only thing I didn't do - now I DID do almost a century over a weekend - 60 miles day 1, 30 miles day 2 and I did a couple other 50 mile or so rides - so it was almost accomplished. I guess I will have to think of what my 2010 goals will be. We already know that another half marathon is on the list. And I am thinking of doing Olympic distance tris in 2010. And, of course, a century and specifically I want to do the Seagull Century on the Eastern shore of Maryland. So I guess I have a start of a list!
Okay... back to reading a really boring draft manual. I am feeling bloaty and really don't want to go weigh in at the holiday weight maintenance challenge today, but I have too.... ugh....


  1. well congrats on meeting so many of your goals! You came close to a century, so you will definitely do that next year! We should coordinate on which Oly to do. I am signed up (ugh) for Eagleman, but I'm NOT feeling it.

    I think you accomplished some MAJOR stuff this year! Moving is on my list next year for SURE. I guess Dec is not a great time to be looking.

    Do worry about weight loss in Dec. It's too hard. I'd focus on just maintaining--if you can do that, you win!

  2. I agree...birth name sounds much better. Maiden makes me think of maiden-head and chattel and all that.

    I don't know how it got to be December either.

    Good luck with the job thing. Hang in there.

  3. Congrats, you accomplished many feats this year, next year will just be bigger and better.

  4. Best of luck with everything. I'm sure never easy. Birth name is goooood!

    2010 will be interesting, can't wait to see your goals.