Hello again everyone, and welcome to a new year!!! I'm not going to say 'the start of a new decade' cause that happens *next* January 1.
Anyway, it's time to look back at my goals from last January and see where I am now.
Continue getting fit - I reached my lowest weight since high school earlier this year and it feels great! I started running seriously in June. I had a bit of a setback in August when I tore the meniscus in my right knee and required surgery in October. At the time of my surgery I was up to five miles at an average of a little over 10 minutes/mile. Not speedy, but a decent pace for a fat guy! Now I'm back up to running four miles and I averaged under 10 minutes/mile my last run. I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life and am really enjoying running. My goals this year are to run the Peachtree Road Race in July in less that an hour and run a half marathon at Thanksgiving. I'd also like to get back in the pool and do some cross training.
I still have bad eating habits that need to be worked on. I'm better than I was even last year, but still could stand to eat better.
I didn't get any tattoo work done last year. Sweeney remains unfinished and though I have a ton of ideas rolling around in my noggin, I keep finding other things to do with any excess fundage I collect. Maybe this year! :)
I have not returned to school, but will in the Summer semester. I did take a VMware class that I took a lot away from and plan on doing more classes and getting my VCP later this year.
Yeah, the family pretty much takes care of itself. Loving them comes naturally. The kids are great and my wife is a wonderful, understanding, patient woman. Thank god.
Not sure about smiling, will continue to work on that. The exercise helps there by relieving some of the stress of life.
I have been backing up my data, but I just switched laptops from a MacBook (I hate the damn thing) to a new Dell with Win 7. Win 7 makes backups easy, I just have to do it!
Music collection is cleaned and streamlined. I love the digital format just for the portability!
Ruthanna and I didn't get to do a lot of travelling, but we did take a vacation to my favorite place in Florida, Cocoa Beach. I took the girls down a few days early while Ruthanna finished her classes after which she flew down and joined us. We all had a great time and look forward to getting back down there later this year.
I did not blog more. Blogged much less as a matter of fact. I blame Twitter and Facebook. Those two sites make it way to easy to just throw a quick post up and it shows up on a bunch of folks computers. I love it, but do miss the longer form of blogging. I'm going to try to do better this year.
Pretty good wrap up of what happened this year. Look for more later.