I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas had a good one yesterday. For those who don’t, I hope you at least had a day of rest and relaxation. If you had to work, thank you for keeping the light on for those who needed you.
The end of the year is always a good time to reflect on what we’ve done, as well as to plan for the future and decide what we hope to accomplish in the New Year. So here are some things I am proud of in 2018, planning for 2019, and looking forward to experiencing.
Ah, New Years Eve. That time where we reflect on the past year, usually happy to see it in the rear view mirror, and think about all the things we will do differently next year. “I’m going to get more organized,” “I’m going to lose that 10 pounds”, “I’m going to get my hair cut in a timely manner” (maybe that’s just me). Officially, I’m not a resolution girl, I don’t tend to make them, but there are times when self-improvement or preservation need to be on the table. For example, there was a time about 3 or so years ago when I really fell out of out of being physically active beyond my walks to work (about 4 miles a day). That might sound like a lot of walking, and it’s ok, but it’s not enough when you just moved across the street from a bakery, an awesome Chinese food restaurant, and like food. I like food you guys. Let’s just say Tiny Doom was heading towards medium or even a little large Doom. As tiny people know, a few pounds can make a big difference in how you look and feel. I thought, “I’ll just start running! Easy peasy, no gym membership needed!” I had run before, but I would never consider myself a runner, it never stuck. I needed help. Friends are great for this, especially if they are more seasoned runners who can coach and motivate (shout-out to The Red Menace, Marathon Maven), but friends can’t be with you all the time. You need to be able to find your own motivation. And for some folks, this is where running apps come in.