Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year

I've got a bit of writer's block, though that's not why I haven't written much lately. We closed the office for two weeks so I really kind of took a break from EVERYTHING! The last time I forgot what day of the week it was, it was last year in Hawaii.

SO because I'm technically still on vacation I will keep this short. I just wanted to wish everybody in the blog world and beyond a very awesome 2009.

It was so fun to be part of this community in 2008 to see the goals people set and how they went about achieving them. I was inspired by the way people managed to succeed in spite of so many obstacles. I was encouraged by so many great stories and comments.

And now, with 2009 lying ahead, I hope you all not only reach your goals, but learn more about yourselves and your abilities and strengths in the process. I look forward to being part of another journey!

As for me...I've been thinking a lot about what 2009 will hold. I have a strong feeling this blog may be more of "Sarah's Cycling Adventures" in the first part of the year. I am a wimp about the weather, but I really want to try out some bike racing this year. I'm thinking the Tri for Real Series in Sacramento because I can still train for bike races and do Olympic distance races. Then maybe lay off the bike and turn toward the run and finish the year with a half marathon and one or two half-ironman distance tris.

One resolution is to do MORE YOGA! So far the count this week is that I've done yoga on Sunday...Tuesday...Wednesday (fyi I went to this place in Berkeley called Yoga to the People...SO AWESOME)...and FRIDAY! FOUR DAYS OUT OF SIX! That's more than I've ever done and I've got so much energy. We went on a 15 mile hike on Monday which was gorgeous but I forgot the camera...swam on Tuesday...ran on Wed...cycled on Thursday and ran today. Woo!

Hope to do more cooking this year. One of my Christmas presents from Matt was a cooking class from Ramekins and I am SOOOO EXCITED! The hardest part will be trying to pick which class to take...

I wish I had more interesting things to say. Just wanted to thank everybody for the support all year. It's been a fun ride.


View of the Napa Valley from Spring Mountain

14 comments:

Kelly said...

i was wondering what happened to you!

you should try a stage bike race. kern county woman's maybe

Holly said...

I so want to do one of those Tri For Real races with you. I'm thinking the June one. :)

beth said...

HI! finally back in cali w/ time to catch up on your blog! (great article by matt...is he your boyfriend? brother?)Your 2009 sounds awesome...you accomplished so much in 2008, i can't wait to continue to read the adventures...

Soda said...

happy new year!!! i have neen very MIA too and need to catch up.

are you busy sunday the 11th?? if not we should ride!!

rocketpants said...

Happy New Year and looks like 2009 has lots in store for you! Every new year brings fun and new challenges. It sounds like you have some great ones on your plan. All the best.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Yeah! You're back! I missed you cycling goddess. Happy New Year!

triguyjt said...

2009 will be a great year for you sarah...
all the best...

Matthew said...

Really wonderfully written. It is so nice to see your writing mature in 2008. You began to impart more of a whole picture to your writing. And I enjoyed it very much.

I'm so happy that in 2009, I am privileged enough to tackle what will certainly be another challenging year with such an inspirational partner!

Carolina John said...

You can't go wrong with more yoga. I'm trying to work in more yoga as well. and more time on the bike. so it should be a fun 2009! here's lookin at you, kid.

Steve Stenzel said...

Have fun with the bike races!

Happy 09!

Rainmaker said...
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Rainmaker said...

(Ok...this time posting in the right box, Sarah's box).

Happy New Year! Hope your vacation is going well!

j.p. patrick said...

Isn't it interesting how work can get in the way of all the fun things you want to do?!! Your week is a great example! Happy New Year!

dan said...

also thinking about doing tri for real in june! woo!