I hope all of you have enjoyed the holiday season and are off to a happy and healthy 2013. Boy how time flies. Another year, another day, and it seems like every retailer is in the process of preparing for the next holiday on the calendar, Valentine’s Day. Cupid, conversation hearts, heart-shaped peeps, and heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolate treats have replaced the colorful ribbon candy and candy canes on the supermarkets shelves.
Maybe it’s just me, but the last thing I want to think about right now is another holiday. Wouldn’t it be nice to take a moment and enjoy today, New Years Day without all of these reminders that it’s time to start thinking about another day of celebration that’s over a month away.
I’m not going to bore all of you with any self-improvement, organizational or weight loss resolutions that I have set for 2013. Besides, why would I want to set myself up for failure when it is a well known fact that most resolutions are broken within the month of January. If you don’t believe me, check out how easy it is to secure a treadmill without waiting at your local gym come February.
Every day is a new day and for me, and my personal, professional, ant athletic goals are constantly being set and modified as life goes on.
With that said, I will tell you that I am psyched about the goal I accomplished today. I ran a 5 mile Resolution Run and that it felt really good to safety-pin a bib number to my running jacket. It’s taken almost a year to get to this point of running without any walking breaks so to say that I was excited is an understatement. The weather this morning was typical for Syracuse, NY this time of year… cold, windy, snowy, and slushy roads. And the 5 mile course was a lot of ups and downs and it was a great feeling to be able to jog down those downhills. Although there is no official timing for this run, I know that my watch recorded the fastest pace per mile that I have run since the infamous fall on the ice last year.
Goal accomplished for today and I will have to wait to see what challenges I can tackle tomorrow.
Have a wonderful New Years Day! Take time and enjoy the moment.
As always, comments are always welcome.