Tomorrow marks the end of 2015. I won’t lie; it’s a year I’m happy to be done with, but even with all the bad (you can read about my year in running here, and here, and here), there was quite a bit of good in there, too.
I also know, for sure, that more heartache is directly in my path. All year long we have watched Chester deteriorate, slowly, but surely. It’s not an easy thing to watch, and I am both ready and not ready.
Even so, I do love a new year.
A fresh start. A clean slate. A new chance. A mulligan.
I’m not terribly fond of the word resolution (a firm decision to do or not do something); I much prefer goals (an aim or desired result). I think goals are a more positive spin on resolutions.
I also believe that both goals and resolutions are important in life. Yes, you may fail to live up to them — but no doubt you are a better person because you pursued your resolutions and goals.
I am working on my 2016 running goals. So far I have:
- Add 2 (or more) new states to my half marathon list
- End the year injury free — absolutely the most important goal to me!
- Run a 5k in 31 minutes (I’m so, so close to that one)
- Run a half in 2:35 — definitely a reach, but . . . you’ve got to dream big!
- Cardio crosstraining 2 x week (even if it’s just 10 minutes!)
- Go to Chiropractor every other month (if not injured)
Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
— Gilbert K. Chesterton