During my last run for 2015, I reflected on my year and considered what I would change for 2016. I'm not big on New Years resolutions because I believe that every day is an opportunity to make a change. That said, the New Year naturally calls for reflection.
This year has had its ups and downs, maybe a few more downs on the health and performance side but I know that I am very fortunate. Being able to run after almost 2 months off feels amazing but I am careful to not repeat old patterns and will be diligent about correcting muscle imbalances. I always say to put health first and performance will follow. We cannot push our bodies to the limit without taking care of them.
I look forward to 2016 and I'm excited to start the New Year. 2015, unfortunately, began alone in a hotel room with the flu. I missed starting the year with my boys and good friends. 2016 will begin with my loved ones at my side, which means the world to me. I'm also looking forward to starting my training for Boston and some shorter triathlon races. I'll have more time to support my amazing husband as he takes on the Leadville 100 MTB race and I'll also focus more of my training on speed.
I wish you all a Happy New Year. May your 2016 start with people that give you positive energy and support you as you embark on new challenges for 2016.
2016 Race Schedule
- 4/18/15 Boston Marathon
- 6/11/16 Boulder 70.3
- 7/10/16 Vineman 70.3
Others to be determined.