Friday, December 28, 2007


Looking back at 2007 , there were several different perspectives.

On the professional side, we installed our new linear accelerator. I helped set up a new procedure at our hospital (stereotactic brain radiosurgery). We were the first hospital in Will county to do this and one of a few in the Chicagoland area. Our department underwent several other changes- physicians and added staffing. The were alot of challenges but we made it through and are much stronger for it.

On the family side, my MIL moved from Cleveland to Illinois to be closer to us after the loss of my FIL. My daughter Hooch got her driver's licence and her first job. My son Bino played football for the first time and made th JV team in his High School. My dad who is 85 is doing great.

For me, the spring found me completing my 3rd marathon in Cincinnati. The Flying Pig was a great experience. Then I turned to the duathlon. I did Galena, Batavia, Waterloo, and Sylvania. I finished the year a half marathon. I recently found out that I took first in the USAT Mideast Duathlon series for my age group.

The outstanding event of 2007 was volunteering at Ironman Louisville. The emotion stirred up was overwhelming. It gave me the motivation to learn how to swim. Also the incentive to sign up for a half-Ironman in 2008.

I thank God for being so blessed in 2007.

Waddling in to 2008.............


Vickie said...

And it has been a privilege getting to know you. You inspire me.

Dan Seifring said...

It was great reading your blog and look forward to reading in 2008.

Irene said...

I'm also very glad to have found your blog!

Happy New Year!

Joe said...

Blessed indeed! 2008 could really rock now!!

IronSnoopy said...

You will have a very memorable 2008!

Hope the aero toilet seat is all your hubby thought it would be and more.

Fe-lady said...

Great year for you as far as racing and self-improvement! I look forward to your next year of blogging and training and racing! Happy 2008!