Chris at The Last Gasp 5k
The end of the teen decade is upon us. And it’s December 30th so everyone is thinking and talking of resolutions and fresh starts. My running journal began in July, so January 1st is just another day in my running week. So…
Why am I writing this? Well, I have goals that I am going to continue no matter what the calendar says. And so it continues…
I resolve to continue working out for me. Whether that’s a tempo run, cross training day, or long run it is on my own terms. Not because everyone else is at the gym or everyone else is doing it. I love the way I look and feel after a workout and that’s what’s important.
I resolve to take back my life. Too many people are dying at a young age. I want to enjoy my husband, my family, my friends while I can. Job? Stress? Social Media? Trying to keep up with everyone else is a waste of my time. Will any of that stuff matter? Will anyone remember me? Nope. But my family and my husband and my friends will. They need to be a priority. Everything else is secondary. No one knows what the new year or decade will have in store.
I resolve to accept who I am. I am not always happy, I get my feelings hurt, I laugh too loud, I am observant and introverted, I get annoyed and angry. Just like anybody. You never know what a person is going through. It’s been a rough year and it should get more difficult. I am not kidding myself. I wear my “mask” to get through the day or the week. Never assume you know someone. If you ask me, I’ll honestly tell you what I’m going through, some days it’s survival mode. And that’s okay. Facing hard times makes us stronger. I will try my best to square my slight shoulders and carry on.
I resolve to continue to encourage others. Whether it’s Jax Galloway, Girls on the Run, Zooma Challenges, or any other venues. As a teacher that’s my job so it’s second nature. As a person, we need to continue to help and encourage others that have been in your shoes(1st time Run/walking or training for a marathon or half marathon). Never forget your humble beginnings. Show gratitude and help others.
I resolve to continue to try to eat healthy and get regular checkups. Build up your temple one day at a time.
One more wake up until 2020. Wishing everyone peace and happiness.
Remember it’s not about the destination it’s about the journey,