Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 Firsts

2008 was a year full of firsts for me. I'll share a few of them:
  • Cabo - swimming in jellyfish, climbing onto a rock to escape said jellyfish, while several people twice my age came back to rescue Brian and I, while explaining "You're going nowhere on the rock" and "the jellyfish aren't that bad". (In my defense they were awful!)
  • Yoga - I now know 1 yoga word and its corresponding pose. Otherwise I am lost.
  • Bike - topping 300 miles / week and not being 100% destroyed by this.
  • Health - got a little injured, got better, I am grateful. Big thanks to Dan the Man (shown below in his usual dapper attire) for all his ART work!
  • Alcatraz Swim - I am strong enough to make it to shore without getting swept out to sea.
  • Heart Rate - I have one, and willing and wishing it higher during a workout does not work, trust me, I have tried.
  • Music - Coachella rocks, especially Sia.
  • New trails - pure running bliss. Oh, and I'm still very allergic to poison oak.
  • Bike Commuting - it's fun and doable.
  • Listening - the training plan does not work if I can't listen to my body and determine if it's capable of going hard on that specific day.
  • Friends - they mean the world to me and made 2008 so superbly wonderful. Thank you!!


Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

What an awesome year Charisa!

TRI-ROB said...

What a GREAT list!

HEY! You were at Alcatraz TOO!!!??? Could the weather have been ANY better this year???

Here's to a great '09 of firsts!


ADC said...

Well that is a great 2008 firsts lists. Hope the 2009 bring many other new firsts...

D said...

2008 found me many new "friends" (online people I still haven't met hehe), and I'm so glad you're one of them.
HAPPY 2009! :)

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like you had a great year. Good luck next year!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

LOVE the list! Cheers to an amazing 2009 - you are going to ROCK! Looking forward to some great rides/swims/runs together. Oh, and of course dinner as well! :)