Today I am 29. I know cue the CELEBRATIONS :)
So I wanted to search the internet for a picture of a happy birthday but I came across this on my own computer and even though its not me, it is one of my favorite pictures of all time hehe My lil Peanut when she turned 1
Anyways, so yes today I am 29. I thought back to last year at this time and what I was doing and what I was thinking. A ton of crap has changed this last year, some of it good, some of it not so good. But in the end of it all, I think I have landed in a much better place than I was. At this time last year I was struggling internally and not really letting many people know what was going on.
This time, this year, I am in a better place with a lot of things. I have bonded with my sisters again, and we have become closer than ever. I have bonded better with my daughter, and watched her grow up even more. I have bonded with myself. I have learned what makes me happy and decided that it was time to allow myself to feel that way everyday.
So now, as I reflect back on my life, and where I want it to go, I decided that I will set myself some goals for the next year as well. Because this time next year I will be turning 30! Imagine that. So I thought how perfect come up with some goals, should be simple enough right?
Wrong. Well kind of. I will list as many as I can :)
-Run a 50 miler. I fell in love with ultra running since the day I ran 29 miles in a snow storm. I won the first 50K I ran back in Jan and I have decided I need to go for the 50 and will do that on November 3rd at the Stonecat 50.
-Try a triathlon. I know, I know I said I never would but since I have been injured and can only swim, I have come to see it might not be so bad and it might actually be fun ;) We will see I would like to do an ironman one day but before I turn 30 I would like to do a half ironman
-Get a new half marathon PR. This is still haunting me since last fall and I ran a 1:46. I really think I can go sub 1:40 no problem now
-Get certified to be a CPT. I have been studying for the test with the ACSM now I have to pass it.
-Graduate from school. This may be a stretch because I have a lot of credits left to do so it might take a little over a year but I am determined to finish it up.
-Start writing my book. I have some good plans for it :)
That is all for now, I am sure I will come up with a few more along the way.
I am grateful to God for all I have achieved so far, and I feel blessed to be surrounded by such a wealth of family and special friends in my life.