End of the year, a look back

Wow, has it been a year already? It was this time last year where I was making my commitment to exercise more and lose weight. And I stuck to that goal and more!

I lost 60 pounds. I rode in my first 100km ride. I started going out on group rides. And above all I’ve kept the weight off for an entire year, no problem. It’s been a lot of work that’s for sure. Putting on weight is easy, you just have to sit there. Keeping the weight off takes a lot of energy!

As for Donna, she’s cranked out a bunch of 5k, 8k and 10k runs! She’s been running outside, working the treadmill and laying down some miles on the bike. I am in awe of what she’s accomplished this year. And her goals for 2010 are even more lofty! A half marathon and then a full marathon. Throw into that mix some triathlons and some long bike rides with me and she is just an exercising fiend!

So what’s in store for 2010 for me? I’m determined to go back to the Virginia Creep and ride the whole thing. Multiple times if I can get away with it. I want to ride my first full Century some time next year too. Donna and I have been toying with the idea of doing the Cycle Carolina ride with Edie (if she can put up with us). There is even talk of trying to get invited onto or make up our own team for the 24 hours of Booty. And to keep up with all this riding I would really like to get a new bike next year; one that is fitted more to my size and how I ride. I’m still reeling from the sticker shock of my grand bike plan so I guess I need to tone things down and be more realistic with my needs. Either that or hold up a bank.

There is a lot on the books for 2010, but I’m exceeding pleased with what Donna and I have done and the ground we’ve covered. It’s amazing how different our lives are, while still being exactly the same.

Here’s to 2010!

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