2015 taught me you cant plan for everything. It was a tough year and at moments had me lost for words which is why my blog hasn’t been as filled with as much content. Sometimes writing can make you feel naked, to hit “publish” on a blog post or to add a picture can make you feel so vulnerable it makes me question what and what not to share. It can be tough for a woman at times. Working full time, raising a teenage daughter, marriage and juggling personal goals as well as running can leave you wanting a time out and not to feel guilty about it. That’s exactly what I have done. I have hit pause. Don’t get me wrong 2015 had some highlights. I didn’t do as many races but the ones I did participate in gave me some special memories that make me reflect with a smile.
2015 Completed <12> (with links to my blog recaps):
- Mississippi Blues Half 1-10-15
- Louisiana Half 1-18-15
- MardiGrasMambo 10k, 2-21-15
- Gulf Coast Half Alabama 3-1-15
- Komen Race for the Cure 5k 3-7-15
- Fat Boy 5k 3/28/15
- Crescent City Classic 10K 4-4-15
- Happys 5000 3miler 5-9-15
- St. Jude Baton Rouge 5k 9-26-15
- JAZZ Half Marathon 10/31/15
- Battleship 12k Alabama 11/15/15
- St Jude Half Memphis 12-6-15 My 20th Half!
Reflecting on these races again remind me why I do it, its not for the finish time but for the experience. Each one of these remind me of special times with my daughter that we shared or a good laugh with a friend.
The app #2015bestnine selected my most liked pics from Instagram and I have to say it hit it pretty close.
What’s on tap for 2016? I am not sure yet. Tomorrow I go to the doctor for a follow up from my spinal surgery, fingers crossed I am making good progress. I am scheduled to run Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans next month and I am currently planning my first trip to New York in June to run in Central Park at the Mini Oakley 10k which has been on my list for awhile. Whatever I do if I am adding special memories along the way I am happy.
Thanks for following along let’s see what 2016 offers…..