Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2007 is a wonderful year for all you, runners and non-runners alike!

Not only is tomorrow the first day of 2007, it's mine and Brent's 8th wedding anniversary. Time has REALLY flown by! It really cracks me up when I look back at our wedding pics, we look like such babies (which we were - we were both 21 - barely 21 for me!)

2006 was a year of change and adventure. There's very little that has gone unchanged in our lives in 2006. I ran my first marathon, and then my second and third. I ran my 3rd, 4th and 5th half marathons. In exactly one year I shaved 25 minutes off my half marathon time. I set PRs at all the distances I ran, which really isn't saying much since I celebrated my second running anniversary this past summer. I placed several times in my division throughout the year, and helped lead my former corporate running team to snag some good awards as well. (I think they're the people who are most upset I've left the company.) We moved. We moved to a completely new side of town and have basically started our lives over again, this time in a community we feel we can really identify with. We moved into a house that needs a lot of work, and as we sat down last night and looked through some of the pics we've taken I literally said "OH MY GOD. I can't believe we bought this house." It's changed THAT much. We've worked like maniacs the past 5 months, and as I've walked around the last few days it finally feels like home. I quit a job I totally hated, working for an absolute ass, for a company that no one would miss if it were gone. Since I don't start my new job until Tuesday I can't really say how it's going to turn out, but either way it was the right decision. They've all been highlights, and most of them have been the result of lots of hard work.

Who knows about 2007?? I know turning 30 in October will be a highlight. And I know Pippin will be fine again, although from talking with the vet the past couple of days it sounds like surgery is going to be in the very, very near future for him. Either way he's a tough little guy and he'll be fine, and spoiled rotten.

Happy New Year everyone and here's to a great 2007! It's time for one last workout in 2007 before I get my NYE's on!


At 4:02 PM, Blogger Hilda said...

You had such a productive year Rae, congratulations!! Well I bet you should be proud of all this!!

Hope your life keeps going as well as now, it will be a pleasure to continue following you and Brent!

The best for you guys!!

At 4:07 PM, Anonymous angie's pink fuzzy said...

wow, what a year!!!

happy new year!

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Neese said...

Happy New Year :o)

At 10:57 PM, Blogger TriSaraTops said...

Happy New Year! Wow--what a year for you! And another cool chick who turns 30 this year...rock on! :) We should run somewhere in the middle to celebrate!

At 4:26 AM, Blogger plods said...

Happy New Year guys!! and all the best to Pippin!

At 7:50 AM, Blogger susie said...

You have had quite a year!! 2007 will be even better, I'm sure. good luck with the new job and happy anniversary:)

At 11:19 AM, Blogger robtherunner said...

I did not realize that you just started running marathons this year and have only been running for 2 years. You certainly come across as a veteran runner.

I hope you had a Happy New Year and an even better 2007.

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Happy New Year Rae and Brent! I look forward to catching up with your blog... sounds like I've missed a whole bunch of really good stuff for you.

At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Cory said...

2006 was a pretty trying year, especially toward the end, as you witnessed on my old blog, c but no e. But with each new year (and even new day---gotta love bein' up for 12:01am), you have a new slate to work with.

Sounds like 2006 was emotional in some ways for you too. Tons and tons of work on the new house. Quitting a job and being in limbo with that until Tuesday. Pippin going south at the end of the year.

But with the house behind you, the new job hopefully being a good one, and the doggie getting back to his normal self, it'll be interesting to se what all happens this year.

Odd how the holiday season kind of depresses me, but then between Xmas and 1 January I get all excited. Everything seems all new and captivating.

Well, anyhow, keep in touch. Best of times in '07.

At 3:29 PM, Blogger David said...

I have been a constant source of amazement at your energy and achievement this year. It was remarkable! Let's see how you can top it ... and that doesn't necessarily mean with as much transition.
Happy Anniversary to you and Brent.

At 4:20 PM, Blogger Anne said...

So it's not our imagination that you cram so much into every week. I'm truly impressed by your endurance -- and that refurbished bedroom. Sorry that Pippin like needs surgery. All will be well. Hope you have a nice wedding anniversary. Congratulations -- you beat the "seven-year itch" that claims so many couples.

At 6:40 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

Sounds like a great year, Rae. You have done SO much!

Happy New Year!

At 9:44 PM, Blogger RunningJayhawk said...

That's one mighty impressive year, Rae.

I hope the two of you had a wonderful anniversary...and that any pomegranate 'ritas don't bite you too hard in the morning. ;)

Can't wait to hear all about the new job!

At 10:43 AM, Blogger D said...

You've had such a busy year Rae (and Brent)! Wow. Happy New year to you both and I look forward to what is in store for you in 2007!

At 5:47 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

Congrats on the anniversary.
Wow what a great running year - you are inspiring w/ cutting 25 minutes off your time!

Give my best to the pup

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Lana said...

Happy New Year Brent and Rachel!! You guys did a phenominal job on floors - wow!! I'm gonna have to pop in some day when I visit the big city!

At 12:47 PM, Blogger Cliff said...

Happy new year girl..

lots of changes in your life..that's for sure.

Glad u ditch the old job and got another one..i gotta do the same :)


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