There were a number of "firsts" in 2011.
My first time walking across a frozen lake.
First Badger basketball game (in a blizzard!)
First hockey game
and recall petition
and ran two pretty decent races (but no PRs at any distance :( ) but it often took a backseat to life and other athletic pursuits.
I finished reading the Bible, attended several shape note singing conventions, returned to the motherland to see J graduate, had a "hot topic" poster at a conference, and jumped head first into the hipster class by signing up for both a meat and a fruit and vegetable CSA. As always, the weather came up as a topic of conversation.
All things considered, it was a pretty busy, pretty good year. I'd like to sit here and lay out grand plans for the year to come, but one way or another, 2012 is going to be a year of transition for me, and I'm hesitant to try to force some kind of idea of what will happen. This year I want to try to be a little more Zen about life, the universe, and everything, and look forward to things as they come- not as I think they should be. Easier said than done for sure, but Dec 31 is the time for great aspirations and big dreams.
Happy New Year, All!