Sunday, January 01, 2012

2012 *bam*

WOW! Its the end of 2011 and I just have to post.

I went back to see what I was doing last year and reminisced.  I was defining what it feels like to be an athlete.  I was trying to figure out what was next. I wrote goals.

Race goals for 2011 was to just show up at a start line and race! Mission accomplished.

Race goals for 2012. A little more lofty and I have to hit some big numbers to get there. So the goal watts and paces are within reach and I am feeling nervous with excitement. Nearly puking every S/B/R....but seeing my race plans and goals flash before my eyes on that refrigerator that sat practically blank at the end of last year is huge motivation. AND, those plane tickets to Costa Rica are purchased!!!

*I was taught at a young age that if you HAND write your goals and post them in a place you frequent then you are more likely to accomplish them. Our refrigerator is full of our goals, what we need to do to get there, and why it is important to us. A trait I feel truly works and that everyone wanting to achieve anything should follow.

*I would post photos but was also taught to only share your goals with individuals that 100% believe in you. Since blog land is, well, blogland, then keeping them private I must. When a goal is accomplished then I can share. I believe I posted a small visual of it once before post-St. Croix in 2009.

2011 Stats:
I tracked my "training hours" and am surprised that this year my hours are higher (bike less).  NOW, let me follow this up by saying I fully believe in quality over quantity and measurement of hours is not a true indicator of fitness, BUT it is kind of fun data to look at (amongst all the other fun data I can geek out on).  This year was very sporadic but consistently sporadic, last year was full of tons of training until late July and then it cam to a huge halt. Here are the numbers (a little embarrassed but also very proud, I gave it my best!).

Swim: 115 hours
Bike: 224 hours
Run: 127 hours
*34 hours of strength

In great news the Humira is working besides feeling incredibly tired for 1-2 days.  I can handle this (and the bruises too)!  Mark just loves being able to prick me with the painful epi-pen every two weeks, twiddling his thumbs in excitement and listening to it go "whoosh" as it is inserted.

Last year I posted about all the things I "wanted" to do this time of year and wasn't able to. My last post stated ALL those things that I "GOT" to do this year! Yipee!!!

Remember the good, let go of the bad, and shine bright in 2012.  Happy New Year!


Kiet said...

I just got happy reading this post, how could I not with all of those exclamations. Costa Rica huh? So freaking awesome.

Michelle Simmons said...

Here's to a successful 2012!!

Steve said...

Good Luck this year. Hope it is a great one for you. :) I know you give everything your all, and what more can anyone expect. :)

Hope it is a great one. :)

Beth said...

Woohoo!!! Happy New Year Teresa! Here's to HEALTH and happiness in 2012!

Christi said...

Teresa I wish you the best in the coming year. I know I am just a blogger but I truly believe you can accomplish anything you set your mind to so I will send my positive vibes to you!!

Good luck in the coming year. My wish for you is a year of great health!

lizzyj1305 said...

Great mantra!! happy new year, good luck in 2012!

GoBigGreen said...

Hey TN, great to read such an upbeat post!
I Agree with writing the goals down and looking at them, that is what JH has inspired me to do and it works!
I am headed to ST. Croix:) may need some advice!

Libby said...

can't wait for you to acheive all your goals in 2012! you put in some awesome numbers with everything you've been through! can't wait to see you kill in costa!

Christie said...

You are such a positive person... I freaking LOVE it! Cheers to great 2012.

Matt said...

Here's to 2012!!! Jealous about Costa Rica!!