Wednesday, December 31, 2008

AU REVOIR, GOODBYE, AUF WIEDERSEHEN 2008

Very happy to see this one go.... It has been a very hard year for me both physically & mentally.

I was hyper stressed from January to April working on finishing my Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry. This is my proudest life accomplishment so far and something that was really hard to do. I was very hopeful for a great year after my thesis defense but it only went downward from there.

I moved back home, I struggeled to find a job, I was injured and could barely run (just enough to keep my sanity). Then 2 months and a half ago I had to stop running completely, became really depressed and started packing on the pounds (again! I had lost 60 lbs in 2006)...

I had envisoned something different for my life once I graduated from grad shool.

Now, with 2 job possibilities in front of me and a foot that is not so f*cked anymore, I am looking at 2009 with a more positive eye. Good things happen to those who wait they say... I waited long enough, it is my turn, 2009 be kind with me!

Thanks you all for always coming back to read my posts. I appreciate your support through my 'stupid foot' injury!

Happy New Year everyone!

p-s I've just started a new training plan, I'll talk about it in another post! =)

23 comments:

Marci said...

Here's to a injury-free 2009. Congratulations on your pHd. What an amazing accomplishment!! Seriously impressed. Can't wait to read about the new training plan. Happy New Year Sonia!

yumke said...

Exciting, training plan! Happy new year!

Marky Mark said...

Congrats on the big achievement and Happy New Year!

Alexandra said...

What a wonderful accomplishment getting your Ph.D. was! I admire you for what you would have had to go through to earn it!
Sonia,

I hope 2009 brings you much success with your running, biking and swimming! I will be staying tuned to your blog to watch your progress.

Thank you for all the support you have extended my way!

Andra

Happy New Year!

Trishie said...

Here's to a great 2009 ! (free of injury!)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Happy New Year. Here's wishing for 2009 to be a good one for you. :-)

Melanie said...

Happy new year, and here's to hoping that 2009 will be a much better year for you... and i agree with the good things happen to those who wait thing... and am hopeful for that too :) all the best!

BeachRunner said...

You proved how (mentally) tough you are in 2008, and perservered. Now in 2009, you will rock!!

Happy New Year, Homegirl, and all the best in 2009.

wmd said...

It is all going to work out great! 2009 will bring us the best year of our lives!

J~Mom said...

Happy New Year!!! 2009 sounds like your year for sure! :>)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Bring on 2009............

anners said...

Hi Sonia! Happy new year, and I am looking forward to seeing you at ATB (if not sooner!).

Can't wait to see your training plan!

Runner Leana said...

Bring on 2009! Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

X-Country2 said...

2009 will be a GREAT year for you. :o)

Marlene said...

Congratulations on your major life accomplishment this year - you should be so proud.

I do hope 2009 is kinder to you in terms of running. No injuries!

Girl on Top said...

Sounds like 2009 is your year hon!

Laurel said...

2008 just sucked all around. I too am overjoyed to see it gone.

I know you have been through a lot this year, but you have also achieved so much. You should be so proud.

I'm so glad you have a new training plan. Can't wait to hear about it!

Happy New Year!

Run Mommy said...

Happy New Year! 2008 is behind you and this is a new opportunity. There are few people on the planet who can say they accomplished a Phd AND a marathon so I say pat yourself on the back and carry on!

Michelle said...

Happy New Year, Sonia!!

I know what you mean about not being able to run and gaining weight. I've gained about 15 back so far. Now that I feel healthy again, it is my mission to lose the weight, and then some!! We can do it!

Marcy said...

Yeah baby!! Here's to a fantastic 2009!! I'm so happy that things are so positive for you now chica ;D ;D YAY!!

Katie said...

CONGRATS on receiving your Ph.D ... that is a HUGE accomplishment! 2009 is sure to bring good stuff!

b said...

Happy New Year Sonia 2009!!! hope all is well :-)

Brian

Steve Schumph said...

Happy New Year Sonia!!! Way to persevere through the adversity. From a running standpoint, I would have lost my freaking mind and never run again. Looks good on you to not give up.

2009 will be a great year for you... just keep believing.