Happy New Year to all my followers!
My wish for you all is to be HEALTHY.
As I get older I value my health so much more. I used to take it for granted but not anymore.
So the end of 2012...I stayed home and we played games with the kids.
Our new favorite is SEQUENCE. It is a great family game, the boys love it.
For the first day of 2013 we went to a get together with all of Bill's childhood friends. These guys have been friends since Elementary school and they all still live in the same town. Lucky bunch. They are all married with kids now and we usually see some of their parents and in laws at those get together. It's been 3 years since I lost 70 + lbs and most of the people I know have seen the "new" me now. (see before and after picture on the right side of the blog if you are a new reader) There were a few people at the party who had not seen me and I wish I had a camera to snap a picture of their faces...it was pretty funny. One lady did not believe it was me until I started talking and because of my accent she knew it was really me...I shared my story with them and they were all so kind to me. It is nice to still get positive feedbacks like that once in a while. Makes me remember how far I have come since I started running.
Yesterday we headed to Pasadena to see the floats from the Rose Bowl Parade. It is amazing to see these in person. All the work that goes into making these is impressive. If you ever have the chance to go see the floats I encourage you to get up early and go at the opening on the 2nd.
Here are a few pictures of my favorite floats.
This is the whole that had the USA Gymnasts on it.
60th anniversary of Korea War.
BEST float! CARSLAND!
Trader Joe's float. Big huge Espresso machine!
The Dole float: so beautiful..2nd favorite
Did you watch the Parade on TV?
I wanted to talked about running goals...the 2012 ones and the one for this year but I will have that in a separate post..!
We'll see how I did with the 2012....
I ended up my running mileage at 1220 for 2012.....I like numbers...this is pretty cool.
I was at 1217 on the 31st. This was supposed to be a rest day after 5 days in a row...and that is too many for me already with groin problems but I could not resist....
so I went for 3 slow ones.
I am happy with that number...I had a few months that were not great because of my injury so this is a good number for 2012.
Bill is at a job interview as I type this...the second one for this position..keeping my fingers crossed.....We are OPEN for good news! That would make a pretty fantastic birthday gift for me....(44 candles coming up next week).