It’s just another New Year’s Eve

The Writer & I went out to OP Schnabel this morning.  We left the house just before sunrise to get to the park by 7:30.  I love being outside before the sun comes up.  Today was no different.  It was cold, about 43* if you believe the Weather Bug, 33* if you believe the church marquee.  Either way, it was a great morning to be outside.  In a park.  Doing what I enjoy.  I wish I had more days like this morning.

While I’d love to say it was a completely idyllic morning, it did have it’s incident.  You can read about it on her blog.   It’s her story to share but I can’t help thinking it’s my fault.  My fault for suggesting we head out to OP, my fault for opting to walk instead of cycling along side her.  My fault for not turning around at what I knew was at the halfway mark because I wanted to be sure she was still on the right path heading up to her turn around point and if she was on the right path, or even if she was on the wrong path at some point I could point her back in the right direction and there shouldn’t be any problem with the return trip.  Right?  Right?

I still feel very badly that it happened, but am glad it’s over and she’s safe.

Despite what I didn’t know was happening up ahead, I had a GREAT time!  I went sans Garmin or iPod and simply enjoyed my surroundings.  It was glorious.  I felt like I was flying down the path and I know I must have had some weird look of ecstasy on my face because of the strange stares I was receiving as I passed people coming in the opposite direction.

I took this picture this morning just before I rounded one of the last big bends.   It represents my journey into the new year.  And let me tell you, I’m really excited about what the new year has in store!

I’ve been sharing with folks about my plans for 2010 and am starting to get really excited!  I don’t have a special event planned for every month, but I think that by their very nature they are spread out fairly evenly.
I’m so darn excited I can’t hardly stand it!
Here’s a sneak peek of my 2010.  I need accountability partners, so feel free to leave me a comment or twenty throughout the next several months asking me how my training is coming along.  You’ll notice the Austin events are both tentative.  Distance, hotels & meals out, travel … all things I have to take into consideration and why I am a hometown girl at heart.
24: Cap 10k – Austin tentative
18: Wildflower Ride, 25 miler – San Antonio
1: Komen for the Cure 5k – San Antonio
16:  Trek Women’s Triathlon – Austin tentative
14: Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Half Marathon
The Relay for Life is another event that I will participate in with my friends from the greatest junior high school in Texas.  I’ve already promised them.  Besides, I wouldn’t miss it for the world.  It’s typically in May or June, but I don’t have the date just yet.

Oh!  I joined a running group and am volunteering at the Cobweb Chaser tomorrow morning.  I’m looking forward to meeting new people and, hopefully, finding folks who live close by that would like to walk (and yes, this is the year, run) with me.

I hope your 2010 is filled with many happy and healthy miles and laps!

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