Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ryders Eyewear winners and Unexpected

If you could describe the year 2010 in one word what would it be?
As I look back I am seeing ups and downs all of which are unexpected.  The ups and downs have not been unexpected but the outcome is.

  • I made goals for 2010 and have met them early....unexpected
  •  That I stuck with something for a whole year....unexpected.
  • I got a job promoting nuun, which I love and all because of this blog.... unexpected.
  • Being an actual nuun sponsored athlete....unexpected.
  • People like to read my blog that I vowed to write on at least once a week...unexpected.
  • That Jaymon and I would be where we are in our relationship...unexpected.  (hoped for, but dubious about)
  • seeing direct positive results of the personal growth I have tried so long to make...unexpected
  • I am a Hotz now......unexpected.
  • That I would have so many friends that are reasonable, down to earth, like minded people....Unexpected.  Most are virtual but friends none the less and people that I would like to meet someday. I have never had friends the way I do now.  Reconnecting with old friends and finding that they too have grown up....unexpected.
  • That I would finish the Des Moines marathon barefoot and finish strong and not crawling.....unexpected
  • That Jupiter would be in a great school and in an intensive ABA programming and doing well.....unexpected
What word would you use to describe 2010?
I am inclined to say it was a year that would be described by a positive word and not just a curious one however it doesn't fit all of them.   The positive that has come about has certainly come at a price but I have just done well at going with the flow and had help from my love when I was paying the price or when the going gots rough.  
 That I am fairly mellow these days and yet full of sass and as of today feel balanced.....unexpected.  Maybe because I ran 10 miles today and felt pretty good but maybe its because I am balancing life well.......unexpected.


Ryders winners are
Kovas @ Midwest Mulitsport Life (purple)
and
Leah @ Chasing Atlanta (white)
It turned out that they both chose differently so they get the choice in shades that they posted on comments.
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12 comments:

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

Hi there!
Yeah, and Yeah to both kovas and Leah! Both rockin' peeps!;-)

and love your reflections...;-)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I just saw that you are from Des Moines. I grew up in Omaha, NE so we were "neighbors"!

Congrats to Kovas and Leah

Amanda@runninghood said...

I love that about life...some of the best things that come from it are unexpected or unplanned for. Sounds like you've had a good year! 2010 has been filled with a lot of challenges that I've never faced before...my first running injury that kept me from running a marathon I trained SO hard for, adjusting to being a stay at home mom and giving up my job, feeling lost and unplugged in, etc. So my word would be "challenging" if I had to choose one. but I love how my challenges have all led to better and more wonderful things in my life! They have helped me grow and start new things (like my blog) that I would never have seen myself doing...unexpected things. :)

Tortuga_Runner said...

Love this. One word huh, I'll have to think on that. The first word that comes to mind is control, but I'll think and post Saturday. I love the "unexpected" post.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I think you were Hotz before, but that's just me. As a wise man once said, Expect the unexpected.

C2Iowa said...

Good post. One word 2010 - bittersweet.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

sometimes the unexpected things are the best. my one word 2010 - satisfying

misszippy said...

Unexpected but all good!

Runners Fuel said...

I love that things in life, in general, is unexpected.

Jen said...

I love that all of your unexpected things turned out to be for the best. And balanced is a good place to be. One word is almost as hard as six!

funderson said...

I think "unexpected" about sums it up... :)

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

Yay! Thank you so much. And congratulations on such an unexpected and successful year!

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