Monday, December 31, 2012

Oh so happy

Let's play catch-up, shall we?

I am running the 3M Half Marathon in less than two weeks.
I am running the Zooma 1/2 Half Marathon in March.
I am a Zooma ambassador for 2013.  I did this in 2011.
I am a Zooma running mentor once again for 2013.  I also did this in 2012.
I started Runner's Corner over at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.
I am spearheading a Couch to 5K Virtual Program over there.
I have launched a Couch to 5K Mentor Program too.
I have hosted three birthday parties since September, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner and a (soon to be) New Year's Eve party.
We have had so many visitors since we moved into our new house- I have lost count.
I still have to take care and love on my three kids every day, all day.
I still have to take care of their needs, taxi them to their activities, pick them up when they are feeling down, and squash their sassy attitudes when they get too tired.
I still have to manage my household and sometimes even clean it- ha!
I have a husband who needs my attention from time to time.
My parents need me.
My sister needs me.
I would even venture to say that my brother needs me : )
I squeeze in runs at a maximum of three times a week.
I try to strength train 1-2 times a week but that has gone to the wayside these last few weeks.
I rock a 11-12 minute mile and I am damn proud of it.
Every once in a while I eek out a 10:30 minute mile.
I use the run/walk method (Jeff Galloway) and I love it.
I am so much mentally stronger than I was before.
I am a runner.
I want to become a triathlete in 2013.
I know I have it in me.  I got the mental stuff down.
I already know how to run.
I know how to swim and love it.
I own a road bike and cycling gear.
I know how to ride that bike, although I may be the slowest cyclist out there.
Is 2103 the year I become a triathlete?
I need to figure out this time thing.
How do I make more of it?
How do I say NO to adding anything else to my already jam-packed calender?
I am doing things that I love to do, that give me satisfaction, contentment, and that keep my soul happy.
But there are only so many hours in a day.
I will figure it out.
I cannot do everything.
I will have to prioritize.....make choices.....possibly delay certain things.....or take them off my plate.
I don't know.
What I do know is this- it has been a LONG time since my spirit has been this HAPPY.
Oh so happy.
And I have running to thank for that.
And a husband who supports it.
And children who ask to go run with me.
And friends who put up with me talking about it all the time.
And a social media community that tells me that *Yes, you can*.
Oh so happy.
Happy New Year's Ya'll.
Bring it on, 2013!


Bari said...

Yes you can!!! I'm in awe of you, Lisa. I love that I'm one of those mentors you mentioned.

As for the tri - shit, girl, if this non-swimmer can do it, you definitely can!

Happy New Years Lisa!

Nora said...

Happy New Year! I'm excited to be one of your mentees. Let's do this.

Bacardi Mama said...

You have much to be happy about. Happy New year!

Elaine A. said...

Love it. Love it ALL.

Happy New Year, my friend! You're gonna rock it!! xo

nicole said...

Love this! Such ambitious goals and such a healthy approach. You'll figure it out. And God-willing have many years to get all the things done, just might have to spread them out a bit. :)