Hello. It’s Me.

Hi 2016 and blogging world!!! I feel like I’ve been off the blogging radar when really, it’s been a week since I posted…right? A week? Lemme check…

Anyway, I’ve also haven’t been able to catch up on reading others and/or commenting–the holidays are so time consuming!

I hope everyone has been doing well. We’re in a new year and everyone has recapped their 2015 and discussed their 2016 goals and well, I’m not sure I have a whole lot to say about either just yet, lol!

2015 was a tough year for me running wise. I had my first DNF and zero PRs or AG placements. I started the year with a half marathon where I was less than 15 seconds from a PR, had two half marathons where I was less than 2 minutes from sub 2 hours, one marathon where I was again, seconds from a PR. Yeah, it was that kinda year. Don’t really have much else to say about that, lol!

HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR: Running for charity

Looking back at last year, 2015 wasn’t about me at all. It was all about these two guys.

brother, husband

brother, husband

My brother had an absolutely amazing 2015 losing more that 75 pounds and finishing two half marathons and snagging a sub 2 hour one at that! There is no way that I won’t think of  2015 and not think about him and everything he accomplished. It means way more than anything I could’ve done.

My husband is on a rampage. He was never a long distance runner but has grown to love a sport I’ve loved for a long time. I’m so happy we can now share this amazing part of our lives. He completed his first full marathon in Chicago in October and improved his half marathon time so much this year, finishing with a 1:36:31 last month. He’s currently training for Phoenix full in February and I can’t wait to cheer him on ❤

I won’t look back at 2015 and be sad. Not one bit. 

2016 is exciting. I have so much unknown as I don’t have a lot of races planned. I think this is good. With that lies so much promise. It’s nice to not have any idea of what to expect. The only thing we have planned is crossing the Grand Canyon (R2R2R) in May.

I’m home now, and I think that will help with my running–not having the stress of work and just being able to focus on family. I know that will be something positive for 2016 in many ways.

Like I said, I haven’t really thought about the future so I don’t have any “goals”. I think maybe this year I’ll just take it day by day and not put so many expectations on events/races/things.

That sounds like a pretty good goal actually 🙂

–2015 highlight?

–What are you looking forward to in 2016?

–Do you have any goals/resolutions?

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21 responses

  1. I’m so done with 2015 after being injured for most of it and missing many runs 😦 2016 is going to be great! I’m still figuring out my goals but looking forward to running some new races this year.
    All the best!

  2. Day by day, Sister. Words of wisdom! I am so thrilled that your husband fell in love with running. Nothing like doing something you love, with someone you love! You and I are lucky Ladies! Xoxo

  3. It’s so funny that just reading the title of this post immediately started the song in my head. That’s one catchy tune!

    It seems that this year has been a break from goals for most of the bloggers I follow (and myself). I think a reflective, relaxed year is good for all of us!

  4. I’m right there with you in the unknown. It is amazing to watch others succeed (truly it is!) but it is also kind of like… what do I do with myself? I hope that you are healing quickly and well!

  5. I messaged you on Instagram. I really want to meet up with you guys next weekend when we come down there! Are you cleared for running at all? Will you do the 5K? Is Ben doing the marathon? I feel so bad that you’re injured. TOTALLY BLOWS.

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