New Years Eve

Happy New Years Eve!!!!

I love everything about New Years Eve.  In fact, if I didn’t love Thanksgiving and Christmas so much, I might even say that it’s my most favorite day of the year.

Nicole and Nate came over the house to celebrate over Chinese food. 

And then we headed right into playing a game called Apples to Apples. 

Nicole told me that this would be a friendly game.  Perfect for a competitive family like mine.  No fights or brauls or any of that sort of thing. 

And, really, I’m not much of a competitive person to begin with.  Not with running, school, or life in general.  I guess I never picked that trait up from the rest of the family.

But then I played this “no-feud game” and found myself growing increasingly stubborn and fierce.  I kind of surprised myself with how competitive I was feeling, arguing over each card that was selected.  Where did this girl come from?? :mrgreen:

Even still, there were no fights involved. 😉

My family wishes you the most wonderful of New Years!  Have fun, celebrate and enjoy each last moment of 2010.  And then welcome in the brand new year! 😀 

My Goals for 2011

  • Train for (and finish!) my first half marathon.
  • Introduce more strength training (2-3 times a week with a focus on core strength)
  • Read a book a month.  Dr. Seuss is to be used only as a last resort during a very busy month. 😉
  • Trust God more.
  • Become a Registered Dietitian and land a good job!!
  • Continue to learn how to enjoy each and every moment of life.
  • Hug more.  Smile more.  Frown less.  Take life less serious.
  • Include more Video Blogs and GiveAways on Running To Slow Things Down! 😀

Question: What are you doing to ring in 2011?

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15 thoughts on “New Years Eve

  1. Those are some great goals 😀 And Apples to Apples is so much fun, but you definitely have to play with people that have similar senses of humor. Most of the time people don’t get that I’m trying to be ironic with my card choices. So cool that you spent NYE with your family – that’s what I did, too!

  2. Happy New Year!
    Chinese food is my favourite type of cuisine… I kind of wish I had some last night 🙂 Looks like you had a great time. I’ve played Apples to Apples before, and it’s a lot of fun 😀

  3. Apples to Apples is such a fun game!! I’ve played it with my family many a time!

    You have some excellent goals. They should make for a fun and exciting year!

  4. Happy New Year!

    We had Italian food last night (I made italian wedding soup, ricotta gnocchi with pomodoro sauce, a side salad with your vinaigrette, and then we had lemon granita for dessert) and then played a game too: Ticket to Ride (love it

    • Oops, got cut off. Also wanted to say that your goals look great — mine are actually similar. i am also training for my first Half, which will be in April. And I want to strength train twice a week –I’m not really knowledgeable about it though — any chance you could post your routine?

      • Absolutely! I just started getting into a real routine of strength training over the past couple of months, gradually adding in new moves and “target” areas.

        Keep an eye out for a strength training post next week! 😀

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