Pit Bull

Reviewing

About a year ago, I made some goals and resolutions for the year of 2012. Let’s see how I did!

Life goals/resolutions for 2012
1.Get a job and work  my butt off. I became a Spinning instructor!
2.Travel to Savannah, GA. Didn’t happen. Bummer. 
3.Read 50 books. I read 48. SO CLOSE.
4. Be more generous/surprise others more. I did well with this, but could have done better.

Spiritual goals/resolutions for 2012
1.Continue to have Bible studies with Jimmy and get through 5 more books of the Bible in 2012. We started off well, until school got the best of my schedule. Ugh.
2.Journal 3x a week. I really made journaling a habit this past year. I typically write six days a week.

Health & fitness goals/resolutions for 2012
1. Run outside at least 2x a week in the cold months. I did pretty well with this. I’m not going for this goal again in 2013 though!
2.Run my 3rd half marathon and an ultra or full marathon. I ran my third and fourth half marathon and got the stomach flu before my first full marathon. Fun times. I PR’d in my fourth half marathon. Woo woo.
3.Break 21:00 and/or 20:00 in my 5k. Almost!GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Learn to “back off” when I feel a possible injury coming on. I stayed injury free in 2012. Awesome!

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2012 was an amazing year.

One of the reasons I like to make yearly goals and resolutions is because it’s so fun for me to look back on the year and see how I have grown and what areas I still need to work on. Be on the lookout for my 2013 goals soon. I’m excited!

Random picture of the day:

Jimmy and I before we took Lola for a walk.

Jimmy and I before we took Lola for a walk.

How was 2012 for you?!

Pet City

It’s the end of the semester. My brain is fried. I’m stressed.

Instead of doing homework, I keep finding myself playing with my pets!

Sometimes I (try to) study on my bed and Lily, my sister’s cat, jumps up on the bed with me and wants attention. lilyCollage

lilyCollage2I just can’t ignore her!

I try to walk my dog every day. Even if I’m super busy or stressed. I know it’s good for her–physically and it’s good for me–mentally. Fresh air, even if it’s freezing, feels so good.

Funny story about this picture. I usually read on my phone while I walk Lola. I took this picture and started reading. The next time I looked at her, her vest was gone. Sad!

Funny story about this picture. I usually read on my phone while I walk Lola. I took this picture and started reading. The next time I looked at her, her vest was gone. Sad!

lolaCollageSometimes I lay on/with Lola after I walk her. Who says pit bulls are vicious?! Lola isn’t!

I honestly think that pets are amazing at sensing when their owners are stressed/sad/mad/etc. and respond accordingly. I love it and it’s such a blessing!