2009 in review

2009 was an interesting year.  Here was my list of goals to complete that I did Jan 1 of this year:

1. Do a sprint distance triathlon. Specifics – the tri is picked out for this summer, and I have a 3-month workout plan to follow to do the training.

2. Run a 10K race. Specifics – I will continue with running my 5Ks with intervals and then will start adding longer runs once a week to build endurance.

3. Continue my eating plan. Specifics – I will work on my recipes and plan meals so that I make it as easy for myself as possible to stay on plan.

4. I will hit goal of 135 by doing all of the above.

5. I will donate blood 6 times again this year.

6. Work on my Spanish. I have CDs, I need to use them.


1. Did the triathlon!

2. 10 K race I did not do.  I skipped over that and did a duathlon instead.

3. Eating plan I pretty much did all year.  I struggled some during training with knowing how much to eat, but I learned a lot training for events.

4. Goal of 135?  Nope.  I have maintained a weight range, though.

5. Blood donations – I will get 5 in this year (the last donation will be Monday!)

6.  The Spanish was a no go.  Totally blew this one.  I need to brush up as we are going to be in Mexico at the end of Jan.!


Other things (good and bad) that happened this year:


Long weekend in New Orleans with my sister!

I accepted a job offer in a new field.

Joined the Y to train for the triathlon

Bought a GoWear fit.


Lost Chloe, my sweet companion of 18 years.


Started New Rules of Lifting for Women


Moved Finding Radiance to its own domain


Hit 1 year of maintenance of a 100-pound loss



First 50 mile bike ride


My longest run ever – 8 miles


I had my first ever mammogram

I rescued a little kitten on one of my runs

13 years of wedded bliss 😀




Finished New Rule of Lifting


My first chin up!

This was the year of fitness for me.  I didn’t intend for it to be that way; it just happened!  I would have loved to hit my goal weight, but in some ways the fitness accomplishments mean so much more because of the incredible challenge that some of them were.  I can’t say that I am not disappointed with my weight.  I learned a lot about training and eating during the last year, so hopefully I can improve on that next year.

Later this week will be the hopes and goals for 2010!  I’ve got several musings posts this week (but don’t worry, there will be food pics 😀  )

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22 thoughts on “2009 in review

  1. Susan

    I just found your blog not long ago and wanted to say that I think you are very inspiring with the awesome year you have had! Thanks for sharing can’t wait to read about your 2010 hopes and goals.

  2. Susan

    Loooove this wrap-up!! I can’t believe that I actually started reading your blog during that New Orleans trip! Then we trained for our first triathlon together 🙂 It’s definitely been a year of fitness for me too. But I find races and weight loss don’t always go hand in hand, but both come with the same feelings of self-accomplishment, you have a lot to be proud of! Can’t wait to see what this year has in store for you 🙂
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Boxer Day =-.

  3. PTG1002

    Wow girlie, you rocked it this year!!! I am so happy that I have been “with” you throughout the year to read and enjoy your exploits as you’ve been accomplishing everything!!

    Congrats on a spectacular year, and on a super fabulous start to 2010!
    .-= PTG1002´s last blog ..confession =-.

  4. JInx!

    You’ve accomplished so much this last year Lori. You never cease to amaze me! I KNOW this year will hold many splendorous( is that a word?? :)) things for you.

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