Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year...a few days late

Happy New Year!!

We rang in the new year at Buffalo Thunder Casino("Santa Fe's Playground") with friends Anne, John, & Natasha. It was a really great time and we were so happy to start the new year with new friends in our new city!

A new year means a new gym for me...right when we moved to Santa Fe, I paid a 3-month membership to the local community center. It's an amazing community center but they don't have a single TV! Since I am best friends with the treadmill lately due to the snow and cold, it's pretty much torture to be on a treadmill for long periods of time without being able to watch TV. SO ~ I joined Anytime Fitness, which is the gym Mike joined awhile ago since he could go to other centers when he is traveling for work. And the absolute best thing about the gym??...Individual TV's on each cardio machine! A-MAZING! It's also great to go to the same gym at the same time with my hubs again. On that note ~ Mike works out in the morning during his first hour of work(let me remind you his work week is Wed-Sun and he only works out Mon-Fri) so I suggested, "Well, why don't you go at 6am instead of 7am Wed-Fri so I can go with you so I can be back to be logged in to work by 7am." Uh - right - brilliant Kirsten! This morning was the first attempt and although it was absolute torture for me to hear the alarm at 5:15am, we made it and I felt super when I "got" to work this morning. We plan to give it a try again tomorrow.

Any New Years Resolutions, you ask??
Not really - I never keep them so I'm not putting things on paper this year but my major goals(well I suppose 'goals' could be considered 'resolutions') this year are:
1. Run two half-marathons(first one is scheduled for March - not sure on the second) ~ depending how the first half goes, I might be convinced to try a full marathon again...I'll report back in March.
2. Get better at snow-boarding - I think we're heading out to Ski Santa Fe sometime over the next week to work on our skills.

Welcome to 2011 everyone!(Can you even believe it's 2011?) Hope everyone makes a point to be a little healthier this year than last year and get/stay active!


Janna said...

I hear ya on the waking early to exercize, however it is an awesome feeling to have it over and done with first thing in the morning. Not that I speak from recent experience . . . ;o) Winter kind of put a crunch in my routine, and I too HATE the treadmill. And without a TV? That is utter torture. I would have switched too! ;o)

Janna said...

OF COURSE I meant exerciSe not exerciZE! How embarassing. ;o)