My journey back to athletic performance-- stepping off the shores into the big waves-- and pursuing the iron man and where ever it may take me.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Bring it, 2017!
Bring It 2017! As I write this, I am reminded of one of the recent dance or cheer competition movies, where the underdog actually wins, defeating the A-Listteam!
As I reflect on 2016, I am thrilled with how versatile and resilient I truly am. I was catapulted across country, landing in Houston. I managed to live for a month in a hotel room with my four boys! (Was truly an adventure with cats!) And I managed to network and build relationships at the Y, Rice Aquatics and privately throughout the city.
I managed to read 76 of the 85 books I planned to read. My goal for 2017 is to read 85 personal books, or books for enjoyment and one professional book a month.
I have built a relationship with Brooks Running and will serve as a RunInfluencer in 2017.
I did not compete until recently when I ran a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. I was not prepared for the never-ending heat of summer. Now that I know what summer brings, I can better prepare for fall and winter racing. I can alter my training goals around the summer and apply the skill sets from cold winters and indoor training to a super hot summer.
I have accepted my friend's challenge of being active every single day. And I did a yoga/Pilates video this afternoon. Tomorrow, I run! My first Race of 2017 is the ChocoLoco 10K on the 22nd, followed by the Galveston Half Marathon in February. I am also leading a team in the Y 5K the day before the half-mary......Can you say shake-out run?
In 2016, I joined a Run the Year program through Facebook. While I completed the 2016miles in 2016, I did not enjoy the social hoopla of it. The need to post daily and make friends there was beyond me. As a result, I will be completing 2017 in 2017, but privately, without the medals or FB. I will be sharing monthly accomplishments here.
I read the Bible cover to cover. This year, I am reading it based on chronological events. I am looking forward to learning more as I explore this amazing book.
And lastly, I am going to continue to choose wisely regarding my food. I am learning about my food sensitivities and what affects my health either positively or negatively. I am seizing this challenge for the next 30days to see how I feel.
I know this might read as a checklist, but I am thrilled with my accomplishments this year. Every day I learn something new about me and the world around me. I am looking forward to my journey and learning to be the best me I can be!
Will you join me?