Getting sh*t done! Happy New Year my friends! Glad to be back blogging. The holidays seem to sneak up on me faster than ever 🙂 I’m always a step behind it appears, but you know it’s all good. No reason to stress out about these things, because that’s not what the holidays are about. It’s about friends, famdamily and throw in a little reflection for good measure.
I always use this time to reflect over my running stats Excel spreadsheet. Yes, I am that “girl”. I keep track on my Garmin and also a spreadsheet. I am going into my 7th year of this journey. How’s that for some dedication. I do wish at times it would go a bit faster, but let’s face it, life happens…and that’s a good thing.
I don’t make resolutions. I stopped doing that a long time ago. Not because I didn’t keep them, it just didn’t make sense to me to wait for a date to start a task or goal. There is no better time to start then right now. So why wait until the 1st of January? I guess it’s symbolic of renewal and new beginnings. I get it.
I’m satisfied with my miles for 2019. There is a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. If I were to use the present metrics of years past it looks like two more years. I’m hoping for 1.5.
2019 had ups and downs. I was diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis. It’s not lost on me that suck and spondylolisthesis both start with the letter S. That being said, it doesn’t and won’t stop me from moving forward. Getting older is awesome, but there are some drawbacks….LOL! How’s that for a cup half full. I went through the painful shots that helped some and finally opted to work on strength exercises and less intrusive ways to deal with the pain.
Goals for 2020
~ I really want to look out of the DC area for rides and runs this year. Maybe throw in some hikes. Looking to get out of my comfort zone and try something different. I’m loving the Centuries ~ even though my MO is getting lost and falling.
~ Working on strength to keep the lower back in check.
~ Cycling out of the country…hmmm any suggestions?
~ Keeping up with my blog. Still not digging my layout.
November and December were pretty average months. I did complete the Cider Ride (55 miles) in November with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). Nice supported ride through the DC area and out. Served warm cider at various stops. Would have been better if it was hard cider, but then that might have been a mess. A happy mess, but a mess regardless.
Total miles for 2019 ~ 1417.77
Total miles completed so far ~ 7505.95 out of 11315.
I have 3809.05 miles gratefully remaining in my journey. I hope this post finds you slaying your goals. Life is good. Life is a gift…don’t waste it. Happy Miles to You!!
2020 be like: