Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

What better way to start the new year than with a GPOYD?
Hope everyone had a great celebration last night!

Time to take a look back at 2011 - the year that I really started signing up for events and trying new things!

I got to the finish line on 11 events with friends and family, and made sure that a couple of them represented big, scary goals -

Resolution Run 5K (1/1/2011) with my husband & SIL
St. Pat's 5K with friends
CN Tower Climb - that's 144 flights of stairs, folks - with my son
Goodlife Marathon 5K with my son and friends
Becel Ride for Heart - 25K bike ride - solo but with husband waiting at the finish for me * Big Scary Goal #1
Do Life 5K with my husband, son and daughter
Warrior Dash adventure race (5K) with friends *Big Scary Goal #2
Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon 5K with my son and friends
Toronto Womens' Run 5K with my daughter and friends
Rudolph Run 1K - organized by my daughter!
Resolution Run 2.5K (12/31/2011) with my son, SIL and nephew

Tried a few new things -

Volunteering at a race
Dog sledding
Treetop trekking

And generally tried to stay active -

Swimming, skating, hiking and biking
Two camping trips
Got to the gym for 119 workouts + 15 boot camps + about 40 Zumba classes
Adopted Stella - and walk her 14-20kms/week

Looking back on that list, I'm very pleased :-)

What's up for 2012?

I'm working on my race calendar for the year, making sure to include at least two new big, scary goals. And of course I'll keep moving every day in one form or another.

Really looking forward to trying more new things this year - any suggestions?

How was your 2011? How will you build on it in 2012?


  1. I love all the optimism and reflection in the blogosphere right now. :)

    What a great year you've had! I can't wait to see what comes next.

    Suggestions? Hmm, come visit Cochrane (Calgary is close enough) ;) Or, alternatively, when I'm in Chatham, ON in Aug, we should meet up midway somewhere.

  2. Awesome year! I love how you have stepped out of your comfort zone and love the idea of "big scary goals"...I can't figure out what mine needs to be for this year.

    I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better. What a rotten couple of weeks!

    Oh and we are going to Mexico in February and my dad want's all to para sail...I'm scared. :)