I just went back and re-read my post from New Year's Eve 2010. In it, I discussed some of my goals from that year. (Read: not resolutions, per se. Just goals.)
"...I wanted to take my fitness to the next level. Well, I started running and I've done two 5k races. In 2011, I want to do at least 3 and maybe try for a 10k."
Well, let's see...
|Mermaid Run 5k, February 2011|
|Vista Strawberry Festival 5k, May 2011|
|Camp Pendleton Mud Run 10k (!), June 2011|
|Iron Girl 5k, November 2011|
So what's in store for 2011?
Okay, what else?
Well, as chronicled in several posts throughout the year, I did begin an MBA program this fall at the University of San Diego. I just checked for my final grades a moment ago, and I'm pleased to say that I've earned a 3.4 GPA for the semester. Not bad for working full time, doing multiple group projects, and adjusting to those crazy 15 hour days!
I did continue to dance this year, despite having left the studio in late 2010 and not taking formal lessons since. The women of Desert Silk and I have been having a rebuilding year, you might say. Between the six of us, we've been having a crazy year of changes--from adopting a new baby to finishing up a PhD to starting grad school--it's a wonder we've found the time and dedication to do what we've done! We have performed in a few public venues, choreographed a few original numbers, and managed to stay close even when life pulls us all in different directions. (Note--almost all of the 5ks I ran this year were with at least one of my fellow dancers!)
|Who are those masked dancers at the Gaslamp Mardi Gras Celebration???|
|Desert Silk at the Del Mar Fair, June 2011|
|Photo by James Croft Photography, June 2011|
Well, the part where I moved out of the country didn't happen. I had the Second Great Epiphany in early 2011, whereby I realized that it just wasn't time for me to do it yet. Instead, I spent an amazing couple weeks in Europe in the company of two of my most favorite people in the world!
|Tina and I enjoying an espresso at Da Lucia, local trattoria in Rome, June 2011|
|Ralph and me in Amsterdam, July 2011|
It was all I could do to limit myself to just two pictures. I have about a bazillion, and I do not tire of sharing them at any given opportunity!
Meanwhile, in 2011, I also had the pleasure of...
|Celebrating Ben and Ana's American wedding, July 2011|
|Dining at Club 33, which is a B.F.D. for Disney Nerds like myself|
|Partying like rockstars in Vegas with some Disney CP buddies|
|Welcomed to the family a new nephew, Noah, who is seen here sleeping soundly after his baptism in November.|
|You aren't back in PIT until Franco Harris greets you with the Immaculate Reception|
|Popsing is happy and grateful to be home for the holidays!|
In 2012, I just hope to further my progress towards some of my longer term goals, like continuing to do well in grad school and becoming more fit and healthy, possibly shedding those last 25-30 lbs or so.
I'm also looking forward to another trip to Europe in the late spring/early summer and a probable September reunion with my 2705 gals of Disney College Program fame when one of us walks down the aisle. (Hint: it isn't me!)
Oh, and turning 30. That's kindof a big deal too.
So as I head out to my friend's New Year's Party, I wish you and yours a very safe and happy New Year and health and prosperity in 2012!