Friday, 1 January 2010

A Clean Slate

Antique Chalk Slate by schwabizzle.
Am I ready for the 5k race I have in seventeen days?  Not likely, but it will be my first New Year's goal and we all need goals, right?  Whether I walk it, walk / run it or just volunteer I'm going (weather permitting).

There is no way I'm going to look backwards at 2009.  What has been has been and you can't undo it, the trials and tribulations are what makes your very fibre.  I'm only looking ahead and 2010 is a clean slate.

Health wise I'm still struggling to regain my lung capacity and when I say struggle it is literal.  I've increased my outdoor activity by walking and snow shoeing in our forest or up in the Provincial Park.  It takes longer to get there than it does for me to accomplish my activity, but you have to start somewhere and I always find the beginning the very best place to start!!

2010 may find me cross country skiing again, after my bad fall a few years ago I packed up my ski's and boots and sent them packing to a new home, but I was at Bushtukah the other day looking at new Trek bikes when I wandered through the ski department....I thought I heard some cross country ski's calling my name...or it could be the meds I'm on....



oh, here is a photo of the new Bell XC helmet I got on sale!  Cool huh?




Anyway, it's a new year so you just never know what I'll be up to!!

While I'm rambling on,  I'd just like to take this moment to wish all my friends, virtual and for really real, a BIG Best Wishes for their upcoming GOOFY Marathon race in Disney World Florida in 5 DAYS!!!

Have a blast you guys and I can hardly wait to see, read about and fondle your Goofy Medals....have a cup of gatorade for me!!!! 



Happy New Year 


and remember,

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

23 comments:

Shelley said...

Happy New Years to you. I'll be in Fla at the Goofy Challenge, however I won't be racing due to lack of training these past few months..but hey..it will be a fun vacation if nothing else!

Alexandra said...

Happy New Year to you too! By the end of 2010, I hope your slate is filled with everything that brings you joy and makes you smile!

Wendy said...

A clean slate is good -- next up a clean bill of health!

Finishing that 5K is a great goal, as long as you do it listening to your body!

All the very best for this new year ahead from Wendy & The Boarder, too.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Happy 2010 and good luck with those goals.

Judi said...

happy ny!! xo! thanks for all of your wonderful and positive comments this past year. you are a doll. xo.

Anne said...

I'm with you on wishing away the year that was and starting anew with the year that now is. Here's to better times for both of us!

Lisa said...

Happy Happy New Year! I'm with you totally, not looking back, just looking forward.

Here's to a FANTASTIC 2010!!

Bert said...

Happy New Year and here's to making it a wonderful one for running and everything else too!

MarieA said...

go for it... but carefully! (_:
HUGS

Marlene said...

Nice-looking helmet! Wishing you many good things in 2010, girlfriend!

Thanks for the Goofy Good Wishes!

teacherwoman said...

Happy New Year!

GeorgiaSnail said...

That helmet screams fast! I love it!!!

Tricia said...

Happy New Year!

EndorphinBuzz said...

Happy new year! I'm sure 2010 will be better!

I looked for you yesterday at the resolution run and despite asking all the tiara wearing women whether they were you or not, I wasn't able to find you :) Maybe I'll see you in Richmond if I can make it there...

Kim said...

Happy New Year! And here's to a clean slate...Cheers!

The Running Knitter said...

I love your idea of clean slate. There is only looking forward...onward and upward! :)

Jess said...

It is nice to have a fresh start, isn't it? Good luck preparing for that 5K!

Groover said...

Buy the skis that called your name ... and do whatever takes your fancy. Looking ahead is good. Here is for a fantastic 2010 for you!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Happy New Year Lily!! All the best in 2010 -- the idea of a clean slate is a great one!!

Laurel said...

Here's to a clean slate!

Happy New Year Laurel! Wishing you all the best!

Jo Lynn said...

I'm not looking back either!

Happy New Year Laurel. ;)

Wes said...

There are lessons to learn in the face of adversity. Happy New Year!! I know 2010 is going to be a good one for you!

ShirleyPerly said...

That is a very cool bike helmet!

And I love your attitude about starting 2010 with a clean slate. Best of luck to you!