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Looking Back, Looking Forward December 29, 2011

I’d say that 2011 was overall very positive for me, health and activity-wise. Here’s a peek at what went on last year:

January:

first snowshoe adventure, New Mexico
2nd year as Weight Watchers leader
2nd “Healthaversary” Party

February:

I took my first of two trips to Baltimore last year!

running in the snow
meeting the awesome Roni for the first time!

March:

The “Fight for Air” Stairclimb with Sabrina
View from the top: 110 flights up!
Oakland Running Festival Twilight 5k THE NEXT DAY!

That was quite a weekend.

featured in story in Oakland Trib about running after injuries

April:

Trip to London (here on Abbey Road)
and Paris (Notre Dame)
Good thing we walked a lot because typical breakfast = croissants and cheese

May:

My first Bay to Breakers. CRAZY!

Yeah, people run naked. Why??

100th Anniversary medal was pretty nice

Major highlight of 2011: Fitbloggin!

MizFitOnline herself! I love Carla.

Best. Roomies. Ever.

Thank you Roni!!

June:

Nia dance party for my friend Audrey's Bday

July:

NorCal Fitbloggin' Local Meetup

of course there was tons of awesome food

signed up for Team in Training to do my first triathlon!

met the best training buddy EVER

August:

started riding a bike after 20 years

started swimming after 18 years

September:

A few bumps and bruises

Learned how to put on a wetsuit

Look, Ma! No hand!

October:

Dealing with the mental game

"Stories of the Body" Retreat at Santa Sabina

giving the course a test run

practice "mini tri" with paper medal

November:

Featured story in local paper

Holy moley, I did it.

Joined the TNT Hike/Snowshoe Team

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot with WW folks

December:

Las Vegas Santa Claus 5k!

Looking back, I have to say I feel good about it. That was quite a year. I kept pushing myself and finding new and different things to do. I think that’s the name of the game. Keep going. Keep improving and challenging.

What’s in store for 2012? I’m starting out with a New Year’s Day 10k run. Then I’m doing the TinkerBell Half Marathon in Disneyland with my two daughters (fun!) on January 29th.  February 5th is the TNT Snowshoe Hike in Yosemite (prettty!) and then I’m diving into a new season of triathlon training, this time as a mentor. I can’t wait to get back to training again!! Would you like to be on my team and become a triathlete in 2012? Believe me, if I can do it, anyone can!!

What did you do in 2011 for health and fitness’ sake? What are your plans for 2012? I want to know!!

 

11 Responses to “Looking Back, Looking Forward”

  1. MizFit Says:

    Aaack. I lost my comment didn’t I?
    The one which said I wanna be you when I get growed up?
    And called you out as smart sassy fit fabulous wise witty strongstrongstrong talented and terrific?
    That one??
    Gone?

  2. mendingjen Says:

    it was definitely a highlight to meet you this year!!!

    You are an amazing woman!!

    xoxo

  3. What a great pictorial look back.

  4. You are my fitness hero Susan!! And one of the best roomies EVER! Brava on such an active, fear-busting year!

  5. I LOVE that your recap was all in pictures. It makes me realize I must take WAY more pictures next year.

    2012 is going to be a great year!

  6. merri Says:

    Wow you just keep going and going! You and your family are so active! in 2011, for health and fitness..hmm well i pretty much stoped eating sugar, i joined a CSA so i’ve been trying a lot more healthy veggies that I wouldn’t eat on my own, swiched up my workouts to a harder turbokickboxing class, started doing pilates on a weekly basis vs once in a while, started ujam and cxworx, tried some different dance & random exercise classes, went to a chiropractor for the first time, and just kept doing my usual 5x a week gymming. in 2012 i will continue the gym classes i’m taking, plus try a couple coupon things like indoor rock climbing, a special pilates class, a fitness dance class and who knows what else! Oh, and lots of club dancing & the usual walking the hills of Sf. lol.

  7. Looks like you had an awesome year!!! I am running the NYC 1/2 and the NYC Marathon, my first, this year!!!

  8. Wow! What an inspiring & incredible year! Go you!

  9. wldmtngrl Says:

    Nor Cal Fitbloggin? I wish I had known about this. Where can I get a list of these bloggers?


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