Saturday, January 1, 2011

happy new year!

what a year 2010 has been! it got so busy i did not have time to blog anymore...but i am back and want to try a few new things this year! i ordered a book by john kralik, "365 thank yous." it is an inspiring story about a man who was almost down to nothing and his life was completely changed by simply writing a thank you letter every day for the year of 2008. by the time he was finished he had lost weight, run a marathon, raised money for charities, turned his law firm around, reconnected with old friends and relatives, gotten back together with his girlfriend, and realized his dream of becoming a writer with his first book, 365 THANK YOUS.i haven't read the book yet, but am already inspired to write my first and i'll be sharing you parts of these letters.

thank you letter no. 1: my first letter was written to sarah brannon. she is the one who introduced me to the book so it was only appropriate that i write this letter to her. i met her through team in training (my running group who raises money for the leukemia & lymphoma society); she is an honored hero & cancer survivor! she has been an inspiration to me and it gave me great pleasure to write my first letter to her!

another daily feature will by posts from my 100 day challenge. john bingham is challenging anyone who is up for it to commit to "moving intentionally" for a minimum of 30 minutes per day for 100 days.

day 1 of 100: ran 5k (41:00)
one of my goals this year is to become faster, so the next few weeks i will be running plenty of 5ks in addition to my regular training as i will be running the houston half marathon january 30th!

lastly, i've compiled a list of all the things i want to do new in 2011:
♥ learn to drive a stick shift (my bf's sister started teaching me today)
♥ give more
♥ be punctual
♥ a triathlon (sprint or olympic)
♥ try new things
♥ okay, so my list is small but only because i can't think of all the things
i wanted to do. but i will update this list soon :) most people also give up things and its hard for them to stick w/it. this year, i've decided to give up things 1 month at a time. this month i am giving up sodas. next month i will give up...something & sodas. so, hopefully by the end of the year, i will have given up 12 bad habits. wish me luck!


  1. Good luck! And Happy New Year! That book sounds amazing, I'm going to check it out.

  2. I've been doing 30-min a day goal since October -- really helps keep me active on the days I don't feel like running instead of sitting around! Good luck:)