Just kidding, we have a real airport, with real jets and everything.
But it's still the only airport I've ever been to that's busy at 11:45 pm on NYE.
So instead of stumbling around downtown Anchorage in a short, strapless dress better suited for LA, teetering on ice in 4 inch heels, and drinking my face off, I'm people watching and thinking about last year and next.
I had two resolutions last year - (1) end the year lighter than I started it, and (2) run a 5k.
(1) I did this, although barely. At my lightest, I was 18 pounds lighter than I was on January 1, 2012. I've gained a little since then, but I'm still smaller than I was last year.
(2) I actually ran 2 - the Race for the Arts in August, and the Davis Turkey Trot in November.
My 2013 resolutions are pretty similar: (1) end the year lighter than I started it, and (2) run a 10k.
I know people use the New Year to turn over a new leaf, so to speak, but I don't really want to do that. The truth is, I'm pretty happy with the progress I made last year. And I want to keep it going, but I don't foresee any major changes to my habits or routines over the next 12 months.
At this point, I'm more focused on fitness than I am on weight loss. I'm still tracking and going to meetings, and I'd love to get to goal, but I enjoy feeling comfortable in my own skin, and I think fitness has more to do with that than pounds for me. That's why I'm not putting a number on my weight loss goal, but I am putting a number on my running.
So anyway, Happy New Year!