I have still been fighting this nasty cough, stomach bug all week. Today is the first day (knock on wood) that I haven't felt bad. I am not someone who is normally sick so after a week and a half i am DONE with that bug. On a good note though my appetite still has not came back so i was able to avoid gaining any weight over the holiday.
Jeremy and I were originally planning on going to Tennessee today to my brother and sister inlaws house. They live an hour from Alabama where there was a 5k that starts at 11:50pm. The plan was to "run in the new year". Unfortunately, and quite horribly and unexpectedly, my sister in laws mother had complications from a surgery and is not expected to make it. :( Prayers for Trisha (my sis in law) and her family are greatly needed right now. So there will be no "running in the new year" but I do hope to make it out for a run tomorrow. It will be my first in 2 weeks bc of the stomach bug.
For someone who at the start of 2010 did not run and did not like to run I think i have come pretty far this year. I have run 12 races, including my first half marathon, and completed a sprint triathlon. I posted last week my race plans for next year, you can check them out here. Since I have something planned every month I plan on doing the Run for the Bling of It challenge.
Following BookWorm Runs post, this year has had several ups and downs for me.
*found not 1, but 2 jobs in my field that I love after 2 years of unemployment!
*made some awesome friends through blogging/running/biking/swimming
*been able to go on vacation and spend time with my hubby
*ran a half marathon, something I NEVER thought I would do
*losing some friends do to poor choices on their part
*not being able to start a family
I do have several goals for next year, which I'll post tomorrow along with the recap of my long awaited run.