Wowee….. can you believe that just happened? Where did 2012 go…? It was there and then all of a sudden it was gone.
I can’t say I’m not disappointed that I didn’t compete in a triathlon last year because I am. But its not to say that I didn’t achieve anything. If going on technicalities I did in fact do a triathlon to some degree. If you count doing a 40km ride and 10km run in the gym then driving to the pool for a 1.5km swim then yes- I did a triathlon! Might not have been in the right order and it might not have been in a complete row but I did it kinda…. sorta…. for the sake of my mental health I’m claiming it anyway!
Isn’t this what happens to goals? You make a timeframe, you miss that time frame then you stretch it out again until you reach it? Then its all the more sweet when you get there? Or you chuck it in the basket right there next to all your other failed resolutions. I’m not calling mine a failure just yet, just giving myself an extension. I think given the hiatus I’ve been on over the last several months I can cut myself some slack. Here is why you haven’t heard from me in a while and here is what you missed:
– 2 month Europe adventure with my best friend and Coach
– Engaged to Coach – whoop whoop!
– Coach left for America – *sad face *sigh
– mourning period at his departure (still going….)
– busy planning ways of getting to America, renting our house out, selling our stuff, finding another job, wedding planning, plus xmas hols and of course the new year!
So as you can see there has been a bit on my plate. But its a new year and time for new resolutions and new challenges. I will just roll last years goal into my 2013 list- right up there next to move to America with a legal job to be with the Fiancé! Anyone else got that on their list? Please feel free to share you strategies.
The start to the new year hasn’t been a complete balls-up yet. I managed a few long runs and rides on a stationary bike over the xmas break- not that my body seems to recall that. Perhaps I have poor muscle memory coz my body doesn’t seem to remember that it can actually move more than 2km. That’s not entirely true- I have managed 5km runs and 2km in the pool. The bike is the problem for me right now since snapping off an oozy-whatsie when trying to pump up the tyres. Lucky the folks have an exercise bike at my disposal. The real road bike will need to wait.
Perhaps the biggest and most shocking achievement of 2013 thus far is that I didn’t start it by vomiting my guts up! Round of applause please folks! Don’t act like you’re not impressed. This is the first year for a long time that I’ve kept drinks down and I can only thank vodka and the Regatta for calling last drinks at 12pm 🙂
So guys probably don’t expect much different from me this year. A few ad-hok posts here and there about trying to make it in 2013. I’ll try my best to steer clear from a mopey tone while I adjust to living without Coach by my physical side and try to ease my way back into physical activity and drop that X-mas pudding!
Cheers for now